John Ikuma


3 Time Emmy Award Winning VFX Artist,
Animated for Disney Interactive, CryptTV, TheHUB, and many television and film productions.
Executive Editor/Founder – Stop Motion Magazine,
CEO/Founder/Head Professor – Stop Motion University
Currently holds Degrees in Television/Film, Psychology,
Behavioral Science, Humanities, and Studio Art.

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John Ikuma is an award winning animator, director/producer, and visual effects artist who’s 20 years in the television and film industry has given him a deep education in everything from all aspects of production. He has worked on Robot Chicken, Morel Orel, Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole, Hell and Back, BLANK: A Vinylmation Love Story, Tumble Leaf, and The Aquabats Super Show just to name a few. He has earned numerous Emmy awards for his contribution to such shows along with having produced and directed many short animated films and commercials seen by millions of viewers. He specializes in animation, script writing, puppet making, prop and set building, and visual effects. John can walk you through your production from start to finish. From planning, set-up, animation, cleanup, and delivery. Not only does he have animation and production experience but also sound and foley training under some of the biggest sound designers in the industry.

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John Ikuma teaches both one on one personal privates at his studio or via SKYPE online in either 30 minute or 1 hour blocks.

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Honors & Awards

Emmy Award – Lead VFX Artist – Tumble Leaf  (2015)

Emmy Award – Lead VFX Artist – Tumble Leaf (2014)

Emmy Award – VFX Intern – Robot Chicken (2009)

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Pomona, CA. 91767
741 Clark Ave.