What is your name and your current occupation?
My name isÂ Jose MariÂ “Joma” Santiago. I’m currently into Pre-Production work doingÂ StoryboardsÂ and Character Design for Â Goriotik Multimedia, a small Â animation studioÂ here in the Philippines, specializing in traditional, Flash and 3D animation for local TV commercials. Since I work for a small studio, I also act as Animation Supervisor once we proceed to animation.
Unfortunately, animation is the only career I have pursued since graduating from college. I took upÂ Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Advertising in the oldest university here in Asia, theÂ University of Santo Tomas.
I have worked on a lot of shows since I started as an In-betweener back in 1991, but as an animator, I must say that my proudest moment as an Animator was when I worked on theÂ Kronk’s New Groove projectÂ back in 2004, where I really had fun with my scenes.
How did you become interested in animation?
I always loved watching animated movies and Saturday Morning cartoons since I was a little boy. I started drawing as soon as I knew how to hold a pencil. But I only became interested in animation when