They say Tuesday is the most productive day of the week. But who needs productivity when you can have a good laugh? That’s why we’re introducing our next creator, who didn’t help us with this punchline, but he sure inspired us with his story!
Meet Nikola Silić, the ultimate multitasker who is both a 3D artist and a stand-up comedian. From creating stunning visual masterpieces to making audiences laugh, Nikola is a true creative force. He’s not just any comedian, though – his brand of humor is rooted in his battle against human stupidity. With a sharp wit and an unrelenting belief in the power of reason, Nikola’s comedy is a hilarious call to arms against pseudoscience, superstition, and all the other ways in which people refuse to use their brains.
But that’s not all there is to Nikola. When he’s not on stage making people laugh, he’s in the studio working on his latest 3D creation. As a 3D artist, he has made a name for himself in the industry with his ability to turn even the most complex designs into stunning, lifelike creations. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the world of 3D art, Nikola is a force to be reckoned with.
Whether he’s using his artistic skills to bring new worlds to life or his comedic talents to make us all laugh at the absurdity of human behavior, Nikola is a true inspiration. And as he likes to say, there are even funnier jokes out there than the ones he tells on stage.
HUB8: Hello, can you give us a little introduction to who you are and what you do? Where do you live? What do you love about it?
Nikola Silić: Hello people, I’m Nikola Silić from Belgrade, Serbia, I spent the last 15+ years working in film and TV productions. Creator of the animated Youtube show “Elita”, that “Rick and Morty in Serbia” fan animation, and 500+ animated GIFs of which one ended up in Saatchi Gallery in London, and some of them in your chat history. Currently, video segment producer and screenwriter on a Late night comedy talk show “Veče sa Ivanom Ivanovićem”, and in free time stand-up comedian and 2D/3D animator, because it’s fun.
H8: What are you working on just now that you are most excited about doing?
NS: On my computer, I have 20 folders of unfinished projects, animations, comedy skits, and ideas, constantly fighting for my attention. Most excited about finishing a music video for a friend of mine, before she hunts me down and kills me for smashing through all the deadlines (that I myself set for the project). It’s gonna be a fully 3D animated, narrative-driven music video. I’ve probably bitten more than I can chew with that one, but in my experience, that’s how you learn the quickest.
H8:What has been your favorite moment on the project so far? What are you looking forward to the most in the future of the project?
NS: My favorite moment on ANY project is that felling you get when it’s almost complete, when you see all the pieces coming together. That tingling feeling in tips of your fingers when you are not certain if you are in the zone or having a stroke, nothing beats that. And for future projects I’m looking forward to doing them in Unreal Engine, it’s mind blowing how game changing it is. For animation, video production, heck, you can make a whole movie in it. Now I just have to learn how to use it.
H8: How do you prefer to start your day?
NS: I prefer to start my day well rested, full of creative energy and inspiration to make the world a better place. In reality, I walk the dog, feed the dog, then wake up, drink coffee, maybe breakfast, and the rest of the day is an eternal struggle between full procrastination and laser like focus that will keep me up until 4am.
H8: What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend? Any story to share?
NS: Due to the nature of my work, my weekends are sometimes in the middle of the week, like on Thursdays, and sometimes they last the entire month of August. During these times, I enjoy watching Netflix, spending time outdoors away from the computer, or just sitting at my computer like Jabba the Hutt.
H8: What’s your go-to productivity trick?
Quickly realize what is distracting you and kill it before it lays eggs. Divide work into easily achieved smaller tasks (that a big one), and distract your distraction with music. Constantly remind (lie) yourself that if this “thing” is done right, colors will be brighter, food will taste better, and you will be on top of the world. AND CLEAN YOUR DESK YOU FILTHY MANIAC!
H8: What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?
NS: Some people did something bad to me, I was angry and mad, wanted to do to them what they did to me, and my dad told me “Don’t be like them.” That’s our family motto basically. And If you chew Caffetin instead of swallowing, it will work immediately. That one is from some long-forgotten TV show, but it 100% works.
H8: If you could share one piece of advice for those who are just starting to create?
Nikola Silić: One imperfect finished work is better than all the perfect unfinished ones. If it takes 6 months to learn/do/achieve something you want, you better start doing it now, because 6 months will pass either way. (motivational poster, probable)