Elevate Talks: Dante Zaballa

Dante is a frame-to-frame animator from Argentina living in Berlin. Dante’s drawings and animations are unique because of their joyful near-primary colors and unpretentious movements. He has recently worked on a series of animations promoting Nike’s new shoe globally. They consisted on drawings of seven athletes who were asked to describe their feelings while using “React” for the first time.

Could you introduce yourself?

What did you want to be when you grew up?

Sketches by Dante Zaballa.

How did you decide to become an animator?

Do you prefer working alone or with a team?

The Doodle Project is an animated experiment by Dante Zaballa that started as a very little animated stickman.

Which effects do you think new technologies have on animation? How do you feel experimenting with them?

How do you choose your clients? Is there any type of client you’d decline?

What is your dream client?

On a scale from 1 to 10, how important is social media for your work?

Nike React by Dante Zaballa.

Who or what inspires you?

Sketches for “Hoja” a short film Dante Zaballa made together with Vaiana Gauthier.

Which has been your biggest challenge?

Nike React animations by Dante Zaballa.

How do you see yourself in 12 months?

How do you see yourself in 5 years?

Dante Zaballa working together with Vaiana Gauthier.

Bonus track: Could you recommend any TV series/ movie/ song/ artist/ etc?

Elevate is a publication by Lateral View.

Brand and Content Strategist at Bardo (https://www.bardo.digital/)

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