What is your name and your current occupation?
Vannick Douglas. I’m a Flash and 3D animator, Cartoonist, and Wed Designer
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Marine Corps, lol. From 2000 to 2004, I was enlisted and it was a crazy time as I was still coming of age.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
The two I’m currently apart of, Lead animator and creative Director of Little Luis and 3D animation Intern at Prevalent Inc. These two jobs gave me the opportunity to showcase my abilities as an animator from the moment I moved to LA.
How did you become interested in animation?
The movie”Who Framed Roger Rabbit” was my inspiration. I’ve been drawing sinceÂ the age of seven.
Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
New Orleans, Louisiana. While being raised in the South, I grew up without guidance. I wanted to explore a career in art since its the only thing I know, but I had no idea how I would get money for school. Joining the
military not only helped pay for my education at the Art Institute of Phoenix, they also gave me the guidance I needed.
What’s a typical day like for you with regards to your job?
Completely wired into my Wacom Cintiq and Macbook Pro, lol.
What part of your job do you like best? Why?
The Completion of a project. To spend hours after hours going frame by frame on a project and to see the end results is truly a milestone. Its like building a rocket ship and watching it soar threw the sky.
What part of your job do you like least? Why?
SInce I work digitally, the worst is when my work gets corrupted. I’m extremely careful to backup everything but they are some occasions when a file you spend all day on gets corrupted and the last backup was hours ago. There’s no empty feeling when animation you’ve crafted beautifully gets lost forever.
What kind of technology do you work with on a daily basis?
The Heardware is Macbook Pro 17″ with a Wacom Cintiq 21UX. I render with a desktop Gateway with Tri Core Processor. My software, in the order I use the most, Adobe Flash, Maya, Photoshop, AFter Effects, and Illustrator.
What is the most difficult part for you about being in the business?
Uncertainty. Animation can either hit or miss. It blows when