While stop-motion production is currently as strong as it has been in years, education about the technique and its industry lags behind. So argue Alexis Deprey and Casey Follen, hosts of the podcast Hello Stop Mo.
The podcast, which has completed its limited run, provides essential information and advice about careers in stop-motion animation. Over 14 episodes, Deprey and Follen cover subjects like the production pipeline, networking, and how to manage hiatuses between jobs; there’s even a three-part history of stop motion. The tone is cheery and accessible, and episodes come with glossaries and/or resources.
The hosts know what they’re talking about. Both have good experience, Deprey as a stop-motion art director and production designer, Follen as a creative producer. They met at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, where they both worked on Supermansion and Robot Chicken.