Mark Mayerson. I’m currently the coordinator of the Bachelor of Animation program at Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada.
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I was a messenger, photocopier and proofreader for a corporate law firm on Wall St.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I worked on a series of TV specials for HBO and PBS produced by Michael Sporn. One of them was Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and I animated about a quarter of the film. I was an animator on Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future, which was the first TV series to include cgi characters. I created a TV series called Monster By Mistake and worked on it as a director, writer and producer.
I grew up in New York City in the 1950s and ’60s and TV there was full of old animated cartoons. I was immersed in the stuff.
Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
At Queens College, I met Bob Lusk on the student paper. He animated as a hobby and that inspired me to try it. Bob graduated before me and got a job at a studio called Teletactics and let me know that they were looking to hire. At the time, I was (more…)