What is your name and your current occupation?
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Being an Air Commando in the French Air Force for (mandatory) military service.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
“A vew to a kill” a James Bond live-action movie, storyboarding the car stunt sequences with the stunts coordinator.
When I learned that animation cells where painted by girls (way before digital compositing…)
I am from France, I got into animation business after I knocked on the door of an animation studio in Paris, they gave me a test as they were looking for inbetweeners, I passed it and got hired right away as an inbetweener.
Being happy to go to work, knowing that I am going to draw. Simple.
Dealing with the frustration of some producers (mostly in feature) who failed somewhere else in their career and ended up in animation like a dead whale on a beach.
The stench of the dead whale rottening on the beach.
What kind of technology do you work with on a daily basis?
Photoshop, Sketchbook Pro2.
I worked with great people in Europe. Meeting Bill Hannah and Joe Barbera were great moments, as well as Chuck Jones. But the one I will always remember here in the US is Bob Givens for his great spirit.
To keep it on the animation side I would say that to be the witness of the closing of a studio has always been something tough and it happened more than once!
So many to choose… So little time to do them.
Be always open-minded, receptive to projects, do the best you can, it is worth it, we always learn something from others.