George Zaleski

 

What is your name and your current occupation?

George Zaleski, currently finishing producing an educational video for the CA school system called “Invaders from around the world”
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I worked for an Air force Research Lab as a photography assistant. I got to take pictures of jets and copters used for radio research. Funny thing is that I got the job by putting “coke dealer” on my resume , because I managed a soda machine in college. That made me stand out from the rest.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
The work I have done for USC Sea Grant. I really like working with Continue…

Majella Milne

What is your name?
Majella Milne

What would you say has been your primary job in animation?
Animation Direction

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Back home in Ireland I worked in a factory doing injection molding for cell phones with some of the funniest and loveliest women I have ever known. Those were great days. A daughter of a publican in Ireland, naturally I have many bar stories to tell but the most enlightening days were as barmaid in Hayden’s Hotel during the Ballinasloe Horse Fair , the oldest fair in Ireland, where people come to trade horses from all over the world and from every nook and cranny of Ireland. This was my first glimpse  of how complex and varied us folk are, and how feckin’ strange you all are.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Chowder”,  Cartoon Network is one of the best studios to work for here in LA, plus, the crew were funny, friendly and good looking, ha ha!

How did you become interested in animation?
Disney’s  “Cinderella”… I think was the first movie that I went to, and was hooked on animation from there on.

Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I am from the village of Crinkle, outside the town of Birr, in County Offaly, dead center of Ireland.  I applied for an administration job in Continue…

Davide Spada

What is your name and current occupation?
Davide Spada.

 

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I have always worked to the visual art as catoonist and graphic design.

 

 

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
My first storyboard for italian horror movie and characters for a big animation project. Unfortunately the second project failed for economic reasons by the producer.

 

 

How did you become interested in animation?
Well, I have seen so many animation by Tim Burton, Pixar, Aardman, since that I start to think if I can to work animation business.

 

 

Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I was born and grew up in Turin, Italy. I drew storyboards for adv for a big agency in Turin, then storyboards for movie and animation. I like to work in the pre-production creating characters, storyboards, backgrounds etc…

 

 

What’s a typical day like for you with regards to your job?
I working from my office. In the morning hours to check email, look at planning jobs and then with my creative staff establish what to do.

 

 

What part of your job do you like best? Why?
personally experience new graphic styles for giving works the right atmosphere.

 

 

What part of your job do you like least? Why?
race against time!

 

 

What kind of technology do you work with on a daily basis?
Wacom, Photoshop, Illustrator but I love HB pencil and sketch book.

 

 

What is the most difficult part for you about being in the business?
It has to be finding work every day. In Italy is most difficult working for the cinema because there isn’t culture for the storyboard.

 

 

In your travels, have you had any brushes with animation greatness?
Of corse, but the creativity arises watching all forms of art, I met G. Fontana (photographer), G. Cavazzano (cartoonist), R. Garofalo (author) and more…

 

 

Describe a tough situation you had in life.
I’ve had it pretty good so far.

 

 

Any side projects you’re working on that you’d like to share details of?
I usually start thinking new ideas and then I will do some doodle. Oh Well, I realized an horror animation movie for teenagers!

 

 

Any unusual talents or hobbies like tying a cherry stem with your tongue or metallurgy?
Play the electric guitar in high voltage.

 

 

Is there any advice you can give for an aspiring animation student or artist trying to break into the business?
work work work so hard. Don’t be afraid to meet people and compare with them.

 

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