What is your name and your current occupation?
I’m Martin Povey and I’m a freelance Animation Director and 3D Generalist based in the UK.
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I was lucky enough to get into animation a year after I graduated from university in 1992! Although, I actually studied to be an engineer and worked for 6 months designing pressure valves in a chemical plant before sidestepping. Seeing “XX days accident free” sign on the entry to the plant was a huge influence on my career choice!
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I used to run a medium sized animation company in Birmingham UK called PS Creative. One of my favourite all time projects was our award winning TV and Cinema commercial for Drayton Manor Park (theme park). It was a fairly stuffy brief initially, but we had almost total creative freedom and the idea grew into a really fun project. The characters we designed and built were painted onto the walls of the ride and made into character suits. It’s immensely cool when you see one of your animated creation wandering round in the real world – Disney had vision J. I’d have to say overall, it’s far easier to point out the very few projects I HAVEN’T enjoyed working on rather than the many I have
How did you become interested in animation?
What an odd question! I can’t remember a time when I haven’t been fascinated with animation. I first wanted to be an animator when Continue…