Meet an Animator: Shmuel Landesman

Where do you live?

I live in Bat-yam, Israel

Did you study animation at a school or are you self-taught?

I studied animation in IAC Israeli Animation college in Tel-aviv; design and illustration I learned on my own.

How long have you been animating, and what made you become interested in it?

I have been animating for two years professionally. I loved drawing since I was a little boy and dreamed of being an animator and seeing my drawings come to life.

Do any particular styles or animators inspire your work?

I love hand-drawn classic animation. I’m inspired by many animation shorts I see online, especially the ‘Making Of’ videos of animations, they are a great way to learn new things.

Besides animation, what are you interested in?

I am very interested in character design and directing.

Shmuel’s Animatron projects can be found here; check out the rest of his work on his website!