Mo-Graph Mentor

{Mentor Interview} Tony Zagoraios

Tony Zagoraios is an award winning motion designer mainly recognized for his unique style and approach. He keeps redefining himself creatively, but there is always a very distinctive and unique resonating voice behind his work.

Tony has recently joined our team, and we are very excited to have him as a new Mentor.

We asked him a couple of questions about his story, work and inspiration. Here is the interview we conducted.

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5 Things Every Young Motion Designer Should Know

1. There is no shortcut to quality

There is no amount of tutorial watching or plug-in purchasing that will give you a direct line to quality work. All of those amazing pieces of work that you drool over on Vimeo, you know the secret behind all of them? People worked really hard on them. They didn’t follow a tutorial or buy a plug-in that created it for them. There was no easy button that they tapped then grabbed a cup of coffee.

They put their experience, intellect and passion into it, and it probably still fell short of where they wanted it to. They struggled through the bumps in the road (of producing it) and didn’t settle for V2, usually something more like V22.

There is no shortcut because quality is often about depth of concept and execution. It takes time, effort and thought.

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{Mentor Interview} Colin Hesterly

Colin Hesterly is an acclaimed director and animator based out of Seattle, WA. He is currently the Creative Director for The Academy, where he’s written and directed several award winning short animated films.

Colin also has a passion for teaching students. He has been serving as a mentor in our program and is currently teaching a group of our Class 1 students.

We asked him a couple of questions about his story, work and inspiration. Here is the interview we conducted.

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{Mentor Interview} Erica Gorochow

Erica Gorochow is one of our amazing mentors. She is currently teaching a group of our Class 2 students. She is a freelance director, designer, and animator who calls Brooklyn home. She’s fond of this Emery Hawkins sentiment: “The only limitation in animation is the person doing it. Otherwise there is no limit to what you can do.”

We asked her a couple of questions about her story, work and inspiration. Here is the interview we conducted.

photo by Justin Ouellette
photo by Justin Ouellette

 

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