WATCH: Sophie Koko Gates Talks ‘Slug Life’ and Ugly Filmmaking at FMX 2019
With FMX 2019 just finishing up May 3 in Stuttgart, Germany, we’re pleased to present our latest set of exclusive interviews with some of the talented speakers who presented over the packed four-day conference, a group of top industry professionals who converge on the event to lecture, teach and network. Watch and enjoy our insightful and entertaining AWN @ FMX 2019 Professional Spotlight video series featuring some of the biggest names in animation, visual effects, computer graphics and transmedia. Stay tuned as we add dozens of brand-new interviews over the coming weeks.
Watch this year’s AWN @ FMX 2019 interviews on AWN’s YouTube Channel. You can also check out last year’s AWN – FMX 2018 interviews, our set from FMX 2017 as well as the complete collection of AWN – FMX Professional Spotlight videos. You can also check out AWN’s great FMX 2019 coverage on our FMX Conference Spotlight blog.
In this new interview, independent animator Sophie Koko Gate talks about her thoughtful and provocative animated short, Slug Life, focusing on the genesis of the project, how the film was designed and animated, and how she hopes audiences will respond to her self-described “ugly” filmmaking style.
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-at-Large of Animation World Network.