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The Craft is in the Details | Liam Elias

Oct 14, 2022

The Craft is in the Details | Liam Elias | Ideas in Motion

Brought to you by Fable–Ideas in Motion is a series, streaming live on select Friday afternoons on YouTube. It's a space for real conversations with seasoned creators about motion, design, life, learnings, and more.

The Craft Is in the Details | Liam Elias

In this episode, Adrian and Art Director Liam Elias discuss how all the little things are what ultimately add up to the spectacular whole. It’s the personal stories in life, not the technical skillsets, that ultimately empower an artist to pluck at the heartstrings.

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In this episode, we cover:

(00:00) Live

(00:04) Intro

(01:52) Liam’s reel

(02:37) Welcome to the show

(02:50) Growing up in Cuba

(04:05) Finding an interest in animation

(05:55) Creative encouragement

(07:10) Building in 3D

(09:47) Love of Disney

(12:40) Liam’s film Hugo

(14:44) the magic of show don’t tell (with lighting)

(16:53) Marriage between art & design

(18:04) The results of Hugo - breaking into the industry

(21:10) Entering the commercial world

(24:56) Imposter syndrome and self-improvement

(28:30) Commercial vs. film world

(31:19) Pitch process

(33:48) Unintentional signatures & Easter eggs

(36:32) Freedom within a pitch and fighting for a vision

(40:08) Sharing vision and energy within a hybrid model

(42:49) Liam’s favorite project thus far

(46:15) Mickey Mouse vs. Donald Duck

(47:30) Advice on how to break into the industry

(50:38) Liam’s take on industry tools

(55:21) Where Liam finds inspiration

(1:01:01) AI in animation

(1:03:31) Thanks Liam!

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