What is your name and your current occupation? Peter Quinn, Art Director at BLINK in Vancouver. What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation? Before getting into animation, I was a pizza chef in Pizza Hut. In fact, I still make fresh dough twice a week for the best homemade pizza you’ll ever have.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of? Panasonic SD Extreme challenge,Having to make an SD card into a charming and entertaining character has its challenges, but I think we nailed it.
Intematix ChromaLit LED lightbulb.Â From a mograph perspective, this was a delight to work on. I spent days trying to balance lighting, luminosity and global illumination settings, and troubleshooting Ambient Occlusion passes, but when it all worked out, it was really nice to see the virtual LED lightbulb really lighting the scene as it does in real life.
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Animation student Oscar Malet’sÂ 3rd year animation film made in 2 months at MOPA (formerly Supinfocom Arles).Â malet.oscar(at)gmail.com
Wow! What a great little film. It has ambience, mood, some really nice slapstick and a pleasing character design. And I can NOT get over the rendering of that Bug! AmaZing to see the quality that the animation schools are turning out these days.
A thief goes into a garage to steal a car, but things don’t turn out as expected…Â Made with 3dsmax/VRay/Zbrush/Marvelous/Substance Painter/After Effects/Premiere Pro/Audition
What is your name and your current occupation? My name is Ben McSweeney, and I’m currently a Senior Artist (Cinematics Director) at Vigil Games (THQ).
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation? Used to set up Moon Bounces at parties, that was kinda wacky (part teamster, part carnie). Driving a Range Rover for a live zoo tour would probably be next weirdest.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of? Red vs Blue Animated was a high point, I got to draw lots of fun gun-action and aliens, and it was nice to work on an established IP like the Halo series. And of course there’s Darksiders II, which is coming out this August.
How did you become interested in animation? It’s always been something I’ve enjoyed watching, and when I Continue reading
What is your name and your current occupation? I’m the co-creator, writer, producer, animator, & voice of Daniel the Turtle for the award winning animated series Supa Pirate Booty Hunt. Currently we are working for the charity Music Saves Lives for their national animated PSA campaign to encourage young adults & teenagers to donate blood. Each PSA takes Supa Pirate Booty Hunt characters, Cpt Zack Stevers & Daniel the Turtle paired up with music celebrities such as Nat & Sean from the band 3OH!3 and Dave Mustaine of Megadeth. For more info visit http://www.supapiratebootyhunt.com
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation? I worked for a special affects company and out of no where I was in charge of the vomit rig on this movie set. It was crazy!
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of? I used to co-owner a clothing line called Level 27 Clothing that was sold in Hot Topic and I also worked with Disney about having our new line launch at Disney’s Vault 28 store at Downtown Disney. It was a lot of work and I was very proud of it.
How did you become interested in animation? I’ve always been into animation my whole life. Love watching the Disney classics as a kid and Saturday Morning cartoons. Overall it was my passionate love for Continue reading