Believable animation & finding your career path – Interview with Samy Fecih – UPDATE: Now also as mp3


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In this interview lead animator Samy Fecih opens a treasure chest of valuable animation tipps and tricks. We talk about good and bad acting, working with reference, the challenges of realistic vs. cartoony styles and more… It’s an hour packed with animation know-how wrapped up with some advice for your demoreel and career path.

UPDATE: You don’t need no picture with your interviews? Click here for an audio only version to listen to. There are some tiny moments though where Samy shows stuff to the camera, but everything should still be understandable.

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BRILLIANT! This is a goldmine of info. Thank you for this interview!

Diana T.

Wow this was epic. The only one thing is it was hard to watch in one shot. Maybe you could make a podcast version or a transcript? An hour is a long time to be on YouTUBE but I would read the whole interview on the bus in the morning or listen to it while I was jogging if I could. 😀


Inspiring! Thanks!

Jeffery Heagan

I agree with Diana above, this is really great information but it’s information overload. What if you split it into three parts and made each one under 20 minutes? The average human can only concentrate on a lecture for 20-25 minutes studies have shown.


AMAAAAAAAAZZZZZZING! This is got to be your best interview yet and I’m glad you are on screen for it too. ;D

It would be good to have closed captioning for this because sometimes its hard to understand the words in spots. That is probably a lot of work though. Still amazing.

Creo Castalin

Super video and amazingly informative. I agree with the other people that it would be better in a few parts instead of one long one but I watched it in pieces and took notes. I can’t wait to see what your next video will be.


Very enlightening, thanks!


This video truly made my day. You consider simply how so much
time this information saves! Thank you!

Sabina K

I finally found some time to watch this interview. Really great one, covers a lot of topics.

”Don’t try to move the characters, make them live. They have to be characters, not puppets anymore”

Thanks for recording this great interview. 🙂

Hu Z.

Is there a word-only version of this? I can’t watch videos at work.


Hi, my name is Adrienne and I am doing a school report about animation so I was hoping I could interview you or someone about your animation.

Olubunmi John

I really enjoyed this interview..Mr samy was being realistic,i love that about him…really helpful tips he’s also got.And again through this interview i get to know about the alvize avati b’ars lecture.Thanks animator island.


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