Anton Bogaty

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What is your name and your current occupation? 
Anton Bogaty; director, animator

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Briefly sold discount golf course memberships door-to-door with a co-worker called Alfie.

 

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I’m probably most happy with my own short films.

How did you become interested in animation?
An extension from an interest in film in general.

Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business? 
From the Southeast and, excluding brief excursions, I’m still fairly Continue…

Director and Flash animator Nicolas Fong animates Belgian band BRNS latest single, ‘Many Chances’,

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*PRESS RELEASE*

“Many Chances” channels alt-J at their most menacing, and Wild Beasts at their poppiest. It’s a beguiling blend of textures and harmonies from BRNS.’ – The Line of Best Fit

Belgium-based band BRNS are proud to announce the U.K. release of their latest single, Many Chances’, taken from their new sophomore album, ‘Patine’.

Having played over 200 shows in less than two years, BRNS have proven themselves as one of the most progressive and truly independent bands of this time. Playing across Europe with acts like Yeasayer, WHY?, Cloud Nothings andSUUNS, as well as performing at major European festivals such as Dour, Rock En Seine and Appletree Garden, the talented quartet have energized crowds everywhere with their sincere and exhilarating performances. NME cited them as one of the most exciting new bands of 2013, and their latest full length, ‘Patine’, promises to only confirm their hard work and dedication to expanding pop music.  

Hailing from Brussels, BRNS members Tim “Clijsters” Philippe, Antoine Meersseman, Diego Leyder and César Laloux gain inspiration from various thriving music scenes scoping from the US to Europe. A four-piece of multi-instrumentalists who weave tunes that are all at once mystical, moody and infectious, their visceral sound will appeal to lovers of Animal Collective and Fugazi.

In addition to crafting a delicious cocktail of lulling vocals, instrumental layering, synths and percussion, BRNS’ accompanying music video for ‘Many Chances’ provokes thought and creative inspiration through its impressive animated visuals. As director Nicolas Fong describes, “The video attempts to echo that casualness, the constant internal struggle and vanity of a personal quest. It’s about fighting your inner dark demons.”

 Having just completed their five-day U.K. tour, BRNS look set to continue to impress with their unwavering ability to move from haunting ambience into chest-pounding beats and then back again.

 

Joel Trussell

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What is your name and your current occupation?
Joel Trussell.  Director and such.  Currently directing Tom Hanks’ “Electric City” series at Six Point Harness in Hollywood.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Tip of the iceberg…

I waited tables at a Japanese hibachi restaurant.

I served Bloody Mary’s for breakfast on a golf course.

I reluctantly danced the “Macarena” while serving crab legs at a seafood restaurant.

I worked in the firearm, exercise equipment and toy department at a Service Merchandise store.

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What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
For 7 years I worked out of my house in Tennessee directing music videos and commercials which I dug pretty well.  I guess the “War Photographer” video I directed for Jason Forrest (DJ Donna Summer) was spread the furthest, but I had fun doing them all.

http://joeltrussell.com/#/motion/music-videos/jason-forrest-

How did you become interested in animation?
Fate.

Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I lived most of my life in the Continue…

Jobs: Flash Animator

Creative Circle

Position: Flash Animator (Entertainment Agency)

Location: San Fernando Valley

Status: Freelance

Estimated Duration: Freelance

Starts: As soon as possible for the right candidate

Rate: around $40/hour DOE

 

 

Job Description:

A fast-paced, busy Entertainment Agency is seeking a Flash Animator.

 

We’re looking for someone who has experience with Rich Media vendors including MediaMind, PointRoll and Doubleclick.  Creative assets and concepts will be provided to you, so you’ll need to bring these banners and experiences to life.  There may be some light design changes.

 

The right candidate will have at least 4 years of experience.  Must be skilled in Flash, HTML5 and have an understanding of ActionScript 3. 

 

This is a great opportunity to work on large brands and theatrical releases.

 

If you feel you are qualified for this position please send your resume (and samples if applicable) to:LA33@jobalert.creativecircle.com

 

View additional job opportunities at www.creativecircle.com

Creative Circle, LLC

Matthew Augustine

What is your name and your current occupation?
Matthew Augustine.  I am a Flash artist and animator for Age of Learning.

 

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Well, this is my first full time job, actually.  During high school and part of college I worked at Del Taco.  While in college I also worked at Disneyland as a night shift custodian for a short time.

 

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Well, the main one is with my current job.  We made and still maintain a children’s website.  It has educational games and lots of fun stuff for young kids to do.  I do a lot of animation for the games and for the interface.  I also designed and drew a lot of the characters in the games and the different collectibles and prizes you can get on the site.
How did you become interested in animation?
For as long as I can remember I have loved to draw.  Ever since I was a kid I have said that I wanted to be an artist when I grow up.  I took lots of drawing and art classes in school.  When I got to college, I originally thought I may become an illustrator of some sort, or maybe a comic book artist.  But then Continue…

Rich Arons

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What is your name?
Rich Arons
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Directing/Producing/writing on Animaniacs, Tiny Toons, Freakazoid, Biker Mice. Lately I’m having fun making cartoons on youtube and developing new properties.

What would you say has been your primary job in animation?
Directing/Producing (ha! I snuck in 2 jobs)

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I scrubbed toilets at a miniature golf course, made sandwiches at Arby’s and cleaned school desks. I even studied to be a lousy auto mechanic once. I failed.

How did you become interested in animation?
Watching Bugs Bunny on TV as a little kid got me into it. I remember asking my mom, “what do they call those guys who draw those cartoons,” when I was about six, because I had to write a paper on what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wish she had said “billionaire” instead of  “animator.”

Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I grew up in NYC and made a lot of flip books as a kid. I went to art school back east and then went to the Disney School at Cal Arts for college. I was also lucky enough to study under the great Ben Washam when he taught animation from his Continue…