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Animation Insider’s goal is to focus on the blue collared worker of animation; the back bone of the industry. We want to focus on the people in the trenches who make the award winning stuff we love.  Basically if your job is or ever was associated in some way with animated movement, we want to interview you! Even if you’re a big famous hotshot you weren’t always and I’m sure you’ve got great stories to tell! We think everybody has stories to tell from the trenches of animation!

If you’ve ever been in the Animation, Feature film or video game industry, please feel free to send us an email and we will send you the questionnaire!

Michael Michell

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What is your name and your current occupation?
My name is Michael Michell and I’m a freelance filmmaker and Illustrator.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I’ve had a lot of jobs over the years, I’ve worked as a dishwasher, at a women’s clothing store and one summer as a city roads worker.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I created a short film for the Balsillie School of International Affairs, called Be Castro which was part of a series of shorts films promoting a book that was being published. I was happy to work on that project and even happier when my dad bought the book.

How did you become interested in animation?
All through high school I wrote and drew comics but Continue…

George Pfromm

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What is your name and your current occupation?
My name is George Pfromm and I am a freelance animator and illustrator, and a full time faculty member in the animation department at the New England Institute of Art.

 

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Working the front desk at a walk in clinic for homeless schizophrenics and crack addicts in Seattle was a nutty one. I enjoyed almost every minute of that one truthfully.

 

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Hands down, storyboard artist at Flying Rhinoceros Inc. in Portland Oregon in 1999 –2000. It was my first full time animation job and I have not worked with the level of talent like that since. I got a few glimmers of how special it was and how good everyone in the animation department was but I had no idea how rare that perfect storm of talent can be.

 

How did you become interested in animation?
I blame it all on Jonny Quest, the Herculoids, and Alex Toth in general I guess. I watched cartoons every morning on Saturdays as a kid in the seventies, and used comic books to give me through the long week until Continue…