“The intersection between art, design, and math tickles my brain the right way.” – Mikey Cappuccilli
What’s your story? (what did you want to be when you grew up? How does your current position relate, etc?) As I’m sure was the case with many Motion Designers, drawing was a huge part of my identity as a kid, so it made sense to pursue something creative as a career. But when I graduated from DePaul in 2014 with a degree in cinema, I never felt less like a filmmaker. I needed an outlet that was still creative but appealed to my technical sensibilities. Motion Design was the answer, and I never looked back.
How did you connect with Bottle Rocket Media? I was put in touch with BRM by a friend and former colleague who had previously freelanced for them. Thanks, Johanna!
Why do you love being a Motion Designer? The intersection between art, design, and math tickles my brain the right way. I’d like to think I’m creative, but mostly I just know the right numbers to input to make shapes go brrrr.
What’s your favorite movie/video? Fantastic Mr. Fox. It checks a lot of boxes for me. Wes Anderson, animals, coming of age, dry humor punctuated by emotional and bittersweet story beats, all created using one of the most gorgeous mediums: stop motion animation.
What’s a talent you have that you rarely share? I am a half-decent singer. I’m not shy about it, I just don’t get many opportunities to share it in normal situations.
Pick what you could live without out of the three? Amazon, Netflix, or Google? Amazon and Google offer countless services outside of content streaming, so I’m gonna go with Netflix.
If you had to sing karaoke, what would be your go-to song to sing? I like to pick recognizable, contemporary, bar-friendly songs. Backstreet Boys, Ed Sheeran, Jason Mraz, etc. Nothing worse than the guy who thinks people bought tickets to watch him sing. It’s karaoke, Kyle. Play along.