Kathy Tessalone

What is your name and your current occupation?  
Kathy Tessalone, animation producer .

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation? 
Dressing up in a character costume at six flags

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?    
I used to be a make-up artist before the teaching and producing, so I had some favorite shoots where I could do halloween characters, and an uncle sam and other fantasy and fictional characters. Also I have two professional credits as a make-up artist that Im proud of. My name is in the IMDB, you can referance to that.
How did you become interested in animation? 
I used to work as a teacher for special education,which inturn gave me the inspiration to an idea to do do this animated project, but at first I

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David Wachtenheim


What is your name and your current occupation?
My name is David Wachtenheim, and I am an animator/director/producer at W/M Animation which I own with my partner Robert Marianetti.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Crazy?  I don’t know about crazy.  I worked as a P.A. on some furniture commercials which was mainly like working for a moving company.  I also worked as a P.A for matte painters Bob Scifo and Ken Allen at the now defunct Dream Quest Images.  The craziest thing there was working with James Cameron on some preliminary work for The Abyss and watching so many people fawn all over him and tripping over themselves to do his bidding.  I got fed up when I was told to hold the slate for the shots and getting yelled at for not getting the slate out fast enough.  I also worked in a pharmacy for a Summer for my brother which was a little insane.  He can be pretty intense.  You should never work for your brother.  Actually, I can’t say that, I don’t know your brother.  What I meant was, you should never work for MY brother.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I’m glad you asked what am I ashamed to have worked on.  Most of the stuff we have done at our studio has been adult oriented for Saturday Night Live, Comedy Central and Adult Swim and I am pretty ashamed of all of it.  Well, not so much ashamed but I can’t show my kids much of it.  The stuff we have done for Sesame Street and Cartoon Network I am pretty proud of.  To be honest,

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Oktodia Mardoko


What is your name and your current occupation?

Oktodia Mardoko, Animation Director and Producer, also like to write story in my head..

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
This world is crazy enough.. I did nothing crazy.. I’m crazy enough 🙂

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I made a concept for McD café building. The building was in the shape of up-side-down french fries box with some fries coming out of the box, and the client like it.  Now I am doing animation series for local TV station. The project involves many creative workers & studios. I’m the producer, a 2nd director and also an office boy 🙂 The story is about kids adventure, that I choose from my friend’s comic.

How did you become interested in animation?
I used to play “Prince of Persia” in DOS computer when I was a kid. Starting  from there, I was curious to make my own game or animation.. So I experimented, from creating moving pictures frame by frame on the corner of pages on my study book,.it was cool enough but that’s not enough for me..so I make an animation in DOS computer, and moving or animated it by pres the cursor right point manually 🙂 and in university I had done many media for visual communication design, start from Continue…