Quiet Spaces, Hand Painted Signs & Love Notes.

A Q+A with director Andrew Zimbelman.
 

Brooklyn is where…
I live and keep my studio…..but I long for quieter, less crowded spaces.

I animate because…
I love watching my creations and designs come to life to tell a story. I always wanted to be a fine artist or painter…then I watched one of my drawings move through an animation experiment…. I was hooked.

I feel motivated by...
Older prolific artists with really strong work ethics. An artist’s career is a marathon not a sprint, and you really need to work at it on a steady consistent basis. Inspiration and big ideas come and go. You can’t wait around for them…you have to find them.  

Short films are like...
Food for my soul. They’re beautiful little moments that leave you with a taste, or impression that doesn’t need to fully resolve…kind of like a really good song. There’s also something exciting about how much you can experiment with medium and technique from one film to the next. 

This morning I...
Went for a run in the park.

I draw because...
I don’t know how not to.

My grandfather and grandmother taught me...
That it’s possible to do your own thing. He was a carpenter and she helped him run a small wood working shop for years making beautiful wooden signs. I named my personal LLC, Studio ADZ both because they’re my initials but also because an adz is a tool used to shape wood….a little homage to them.

Music makes me feel...
Lost with inspiration. Songs paint images in my head full of people, places, and events. They’re kind of like short films but for my ears. 

My wife Lauren and I share the same interest in...
Making things……sometimes we make things together….we hope to do more of that in the future.

She also likes...
Beautiful stationary goods…..lots and lots of stationary goods.

Maybe that's because...
We’ve been writing love notes to each other since we were 16.