Posted 06 September 2021

Get a Pep Talk from stop motion animator, dina A. Amin

As the days begin to shorten, we’ve got just the thing for you to watch this Autumn. On Wednesday 22nd September, self-taught stop-motion artist and maker, dina A. Amin, will be joining us live from Egypt at 1pm, on Instagram Live. Tune in as dina tells us all you need to know about starting out in stop-motion animation and carving out your own niche in industry.

Meet the Guest

About dina A. Amin
Based in Cairo, Egypt, dina A. Amin is a self-taught stop motion artist and maker. Having initially studied industrial design in Malaysia, today, dina is the founder of Tinker Studio, which produces stop-motion videos for diverse clients and companies around the world, including Adult Swim, Ikea, Vodafone and Danone.

After moving back to Egypt, dina spent her weekends working on projects she was truly passionate about – namely, taking apart objects. Combining her passion for stop-motion and product design, she later started side project, Tinker Friday, in 2016. Initially using just her phone and sharing videos to Instagram, dina used stop-motion to deconstruct objects and investigate what’s inside the countless things we throw away. In turn examining just how wasteful consumer culture can be, it highlighted the potential to reuse and repurpose objects in a creative way.

Soon enough, dina began to grow a following online and attract client work, inspiring her to dedicate more time to studying animation using online courses. Now, taking products apart has turned into a full-time career.

Having previously hosted workshops at Pictoplasma, dina has now created her own Skillshare class, helping beginners learn expert animations using popular stop-motion animation software, Dragonframe. Last year, she also received a Best Of The Year award from Vimeo, for one of her product disassembly animations.

Today, dina loves to explore the intersections between various disciplines, describing her work as “one big bowl of all the things I love mixed together; stop motion, making, junk, maybe food, culture among many other things.”

Join us later this month as we talk to dina about being a woman in stop-motion animation, carving your own niche in industry and how you can get started in the field.

See more from dina on her website and Instagram.

About the Host

About Steph Fung
A 2019 graduate of LCC’s BA in graphic and media design, after working with the likes of The Face magazine, Studio Moross and The Mill, Steph built up a strong network before landing a role as a motion designer at Selfridges in 2019.

Today, Steph’s career continues to go from strength-to-strength – from building an impressive online presence to creating work for Vogue Singapore. Now working as a freelance 3D artist, Steph’s practice centres around her interests in interaction design and fashion.

See more from Steph via her website, on Instagram and TikTok.

Get Involved

Send us your questions!
We’d love for you to join us on September 22nd, and we also welcome your questions for dina.

Join the conversation
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Written by Creative Lives in Progress