A graduate of Cal Arts, currently directing at his own studio in Madrid, the SPA Studio. In his early career he started working for Disney. He was Animation Supervisor for Doppler, Tantor, one of the main animators on Hades and Frollo. He is the creator of Despicable Me and the Character Designer for Rio among many other smaller productions. Sergio has great stories about his time at Disney and inspiring tales of how he came to be the owner and director of the SPA. Sergio is a wonderful speaker and hugely inspiring person I know you’ll enjoy this one, every bit as much as I do! Head on over to Toon Talks Podcast to have a listen.
One of the most amazing animators I’ve ever known, and yet so approachable. It was such an honour and a pleasure to have Mark Oftedal as a guest on the show!
I feel like Mark always had a unique sense of appeal and design in posing, as well as movement… that seemed to be ‘built in’, however in this podcast he talks about his early struggles with animation which I find incredibly inspiring to hear. We chat about his winding career from the Simpsons to his most recent Directing role on Buggy Night for Moto X and Mark offers tons of great advise on crafting a great shot. Enjoy the show!
Very casual and candid thoughts on making movies.