Creative Lives — From BMX videos to animating across the Atlantic: Stephen Ong on his journey to Make It Move

Posted 18 October 2017 Interview by Marianne Hanoun

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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