What is your name and your current occupation?
Todd Hampson, Founder/CAO of Timbuktoons, LLC, a 2D animation and IP/concept development company.
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I grilled and/or burnt many steaks at a cafeteria style steakhouse in the 11th grade and delivered food to (and occasionally had food thrown at me by) elderly patients at a hospital during my first year of college. Good times.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Character Design room murals for 3 episodes of Extreme Makeover Home Edition (2 episodes will run the week of Christmas).Visual development and animation production on 9 DVD’s for Phil Vischer’s (Creator of Veggie Tales) latest DVD series “What’s In the Bible?”. Action Comic Illustrations and Animation for a National Archives traveling exhibit. Animated commercial spot for Myth Busters. Production of Addy and Telly Award winning animated commercial series for an automotive company.
How did you become interested in animation?
I’ve always loved film, animation, story, etc. I saw Jungle Book and Pinocchio as a kid and it blew me away. I never realized I could be an animator, but loved character design and film. If anyone has (more…)