Shawn Patterson
What is your name and your current occupation?
Shawn Patterson – Composer / Song Writer / Music Producer

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I was a security guard when I first got to Los Angeles in the 9000 building on Sunset Blvd. It was a trip being able to watch the LA cops go across the street and clear out the drunk club goers when they poured out onto Sunset after the Rainbow and Roxy closed.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I would have to say Titan Maximum and El Tigre are my top for episodic animation. Fun stories and well developed characters especially El Tigre. Also, Robot Chicken because although the skits are generally very short there is massive variety needed in the music and that is not only a challenge but really fun.

Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I’m originally from Athol, Massachusetts. I drove to Los Angeles to find composing and playing work and started bringing my music around to everyone who would listen. I sold some music to a few trailer houses pretty quickly. But the real challenge was Continue reading