Michael Cawood is a multi-award winning British Animated Filmmaker based in Los Angeles who develops original animated projects in his free time. Having worked in animation since 1994, he's created Films, Series, Commercials, VR and Games. His work in short films has won him numerous 'Best Short Film' and 'Best Animation' awards plus the Orson Welles Award.
Here's a glimpse of what you'll learn:
- How to approach the creative process to be considered for the Oscars
- Using the pandemic as a way to fuel new creative directions
- What the process looks like to get an animated short into film festivals
- Deciding which project to take on when you are multi-skilled
- Working on creative projects with your life partner
- How getting back into the job market can be challenging after completing a passion project
- Why volunteering is your secret weapon to break into creative industries
In this episode:
In this week's episode, we're speaking with Michael Cawood who had been on the podcast previously to speak about his independently animated film, 'The Wrong Rock' which has since been completed and published and is generating a lot of views on YouTube and which was also made the shortlist for consideration to be included in the Oscar Awards.
Creating and finishing your animated short film is amazing in itself and Michael talks about the choices he made to ensure that the project would be completed before the birth of his son.
For anyone who has dreamed of making an independent animation this is a fantastic interview that will give you a glimpse of what it's like, and how long it takes to make it to the finish line.
In this interview right at we discuss how indie projects are the perfect way to break into the creative industry of your dreams. Nothing beats hands-on experience and Michael even gives a call out to anyone interested in collaborating on projects to get in touch. If you've always wanted to work in the entertainment industry.
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