What is your name and your current occupation?
Allwyn Lopes, Animation Director at Snipple Animation India
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Sculpting Indian Mythological Gods
What are some of your favourite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Tinker Bell 1. 2 and 3
How did you become interested in animation?
I was inspired by Lion King, and i was curious to know how its done, which motivated me to get into animation
Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
Mumbai, It was a part of my curriculum in Raheja School of arts
What’s a typical day like for you with regards to your job?
At Snipple we make sure its a fun place to work, and I encourage artists to act their shots to be a part of their characters
What part of your job do you like best? Why?
Personally sit on shots to animate them
What part of your job do you like least? Why?
Dealing with deadlines and making sure the quality is up to the mark
What kind of technology do you work with on a daily basis?
What is the most difficult part for you about being in the business?
Bringing the best out of my artists in the least amount of time
In your travels, have you had any brushes with animation greatness?
Brad bird and Mike Young
Describe a tough situation you had in life.
Balancing personal and professional life
Any side projects or you’re working on that you’d like to share details of?
I had taken a break to design educational wooden toys for small kids under the name of Turtle Toys
Any unusual talents or hobbies like tying a cherry stem with your tongue or metallurgy?
Paintings, Sketching, Portrait and landscape Photography
Is there any advice you can give for an aspiring animation student or artist trying to break into the business?
Be creative and don’t rush art
July 15th, 2012 Laura