We had the good fortune of connecting with Coby Palivathukal and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Coby, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I decided to start The Coby Company-a virtual production consulting and content company-this past year. Virtual production as a means of creating content continues to improve in quality and grow in popularity. My knowledge of the field has allowed me to help others leverage virtual production technology for their own projects. My ultimate dream is for the company to exclusively create its own content using virtual production; however, until we get a deal with a distributor or internet revenues become sustainable, The Coby Company will continue helping others with as many virtual production projects as it can handle.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My art is absurd animation. I’ve always been a little eccentric and passionate about making people laugh so I think absurd animated content is my ideal art form. My inspiration comes largely from a love of animals and the enjoyment I get from art featuring talking animals.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If I had a friend visiting I would likely take them on a hike to see some of LA’s beautiful views.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My shoutout goes out to many of the people who have taught me about virtual production, mentored me, and helped me grow my skills including Steve Lukas, Andres Ornelas, John Brennan, Yimin Zhang, Leon Cruz, Leo Li, Sagar Ramesh, Brenda Chen, Jordan Halsey, Shaoyu Su, Jarrod and Parker Chatham, Mike Fink, Candace Reckinger, and Mike Patterson. Without every person on this list, I would still be a virtual production noob and my gratitude towards these people is infinite.