Creative Lives — From BMX videos to animating across the Atlantic: Stephen Ong on his journey to Make It Move
It could all have been so different for Stephen Ong. With initial plans to study geography at university, it was a love of shooting BMX videos that led him to design, and eventually, animation. Soon after his graduate film ‘When Humans Ruled the Earth’ was awarded a Vimeo Staff Pick, he landed his first full-time job as a creative at Bloc Media. Together with ex-colleague Mark Fuller, the duo formed Norwich-based animation studio Make It Move Productions in 2016. Creating silly, serious and interesting stories, each project now has at least two brains and four hands on deck – whether that be client work or independent projects. In this time, Stephen has seen his range of skills stretch to animating on-the-go and expertly chasing invoices. He tells us more about what he’s learned so far.
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