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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!

Pablo Navarro

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What is your name and your current occupation?
My name is Pablo Navarro; I’m an Animation Director and Senior Character Animator.  Right now I’m animating for the movie titled “The Congress”, the next project from Ari Foldman, director of Waltz with Bashir.  Besides that I teach animation as a part time job, and I do tutoring to students here in Barcelona and other cities of Spain.  Also I give lectures and conferences about animation and acting around the globe.

 

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Well, I work since I’m 8 years old, I used to work on orange and watermelon plantations helping loading the trucks, after that I was a waiter for many years in the family restaurant……although I am a formerly electro-mechanic technician, I never worked as such, I jump into animation right after finishing my studies.I wasn’t fond of those other activities to continue with them ;)  Don’t know if they’re crazy enough jobs…..but surely they don’t have anything to do with animation.

 

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
The project I am most proud it is a movie called Nocturna. That is my favorite project so far.  I really enjoy working with the same Directors of that movie (Adria Garcia and Victor Maldonado plus Alfredo Torres), they create a studio called Headless and I collaborate with them often for new projects and development.

How did you become interested in animation?
Well, I think that all my life I was interested in animation, but when you’re a kid it is difficult to find out, or to put it into words like say “I want to be an animator!!”  My mother found out that the only way to keep me quiet and not doing too much trouble around the house was giving me a paper and a pencil and I could Continue…

Jobs: Ilion Animation studios is hiring

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Ilion Animation Studios is hiring in Madrid  for a full CGi production of Paramount Animation to be released in 2016. MANY positions open!

Sets & Props Shading Artist

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Software Developer

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Sets & Props Modeling Artist

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Senior Set Up Artist

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Set Up Character Modeller

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Maya Developer

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2D Developer

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Lighting TD

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FX TD

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Animation TD

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Junior Systems Support Technician

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Systems Administrator

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Scene Composing Artist

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Production Assistant

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Compositing Artist

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FX Artist

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Character Cloth & Hair Simulation Artist

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Characters Development Shading Artist

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Characters Development Modeling Artist

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Systems Administrator

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Previz /Layout Artist

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Pipeline Assistant

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Production Coordinator

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Matte Sr

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Matte Artist

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Lighting Artist

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Animator

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Suze Datz

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What is your name and your current occupation?
Suze Datz, Instructor at Gnomon School of Visual Effects and freelance fx recruiter.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Handling the Paramount Pictures Corporation advertising for 10 years. Best job, though? Lifeguard on Long Island when I was 16.

 

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Babe, the Coca-Cola Polar Bear commercials, a Tiffany commercial, Seafari (a motion base ride in Japan.

How did you become interested in animation?
I have always loved cartoons! Continue…