Keith Alcorn

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What is your name and your current occupation?
I am Keith Alcorn and I am an animation Producer/Director.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I worked in a Women’s clothing store as a janitor. I also poured concrete. I remember that day very well.

 

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
There are so many wonderful projects, but I am most proud of “Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius”, “Santa vs. the Snowman”, “Planet Sheen” and “Nanna & Lil’ Puss Puss”.

 

How did you become interested in animation?
I’ve always loved to draw but started experimenting with Continue…

Christo Stamboliev

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What is your name and your current occupation?
My name is Christo Stamboliev and my current job is a Storyboards Artist on “Monsters Vs. Aliens”

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Before starting in Animation I didn’t have another jobs. I was basicly preoccupied with my education and after graduation I landed a job in Klasky Csupo’s Animation Studio in Los Angeles. As a student I did few freelance jobs as an illustrator and some other odd stuff /working in factories or farm work for a week or two/ but nothing crazy.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
My absolute favorite is “The Penguins of Madagascar” where I was an Animation Director on season 2 and 3 and won 2 Emmys for my work. Another absolute favorite was working with Igor Kovalyov on his two short films “Milch” and “Flying Nansen”. Igor is one of the most tallanted people I have ever met and I absolutely adore him.

How did you become interested in animation?
I was 19 and just graduating my vocational education in arts when I decided that Continue…

Nikolay Moustakov

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What is your name and your current occupation?
My name is Nikolay Moustakov. I am a freelance Story Artist and Animation Director. I’m also developing animation projects through my company Earthly Delights Films.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Well, I was mainly studying with the odd freelance job, but can’t remember anything particularly crazy. Living in Bulgaria in the late 80s / early 90s was a bit crazy anyway – there was a big political and social change happening. Thinking about it, one year when I was 16 o17 year old I worked for a couple of months as a labourer unloading trucks in a massive egg wearhouse to earn some money for a summer holiday. The rest of the labourers there were a semi-criminal bunch stealing the thousands of the best eggs and selling them privately. They were looking at me with a great mistrust because they couldn’t work out why I was there (an educated boy) and suspected I was an informant of some sort. They used to start the day with some sausages and a bottle of strong home made grape brandy (at 6 AM!). Finally they warmed up to me after I drank half a bottle with them and managed not to fall off the truck or drop any eggs…

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Storyboarding on the feature Fantastic Mr. Fox, directing the TV series Sergeant Stripes for CBBC and my own short films.

How did you become interested in animation?
I’ve been drawing since I can remember. One of my first memories is struggling to work out how to draw a car and give the impression that it’s ‘moving’.  I studied photography and printmaking and wanted to study Illustration but Continue…