John Schnall

What is your name and your current occupation?
John Schnall, president of the thriving multi-national (or at least multi-floor) animation emporium called Quality Schnallity Inc. We make explainer videos, music videos, games, and sundry. Lots of sundry.

 

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
You know how circuses shoot a clown out of a cannon, and he ends up on top of a far-away circus tent? Well, the dirty little secret is it’s a different clown that’s in the cannon and that’s on the circus tent: the clown in the cannon is completely incinerated when the blast goes off, and the one on top of the tent is a completely different clown. I bring up this unfortunate situation because one of my many pre-animation jobs was: I was the guy who had to clean the clown viscera out of the cannon. Hey, someone has to do it…

 

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I’m very proud of my various independent films, particularly The Dead Comic. What makes me proud of this film is how many people absolutely hate it; I must be doing something right if I can get absolute hatred. The film can be seen on my website, but I’m not putting a link here; if you can’t take five minutes to search it out then you don’t want to see it, really.
How did you become interested in animation?
I fourth grade the teacher passed around a strip of blank 35 mm film, and had us draw on it. I spent a long time, totally getting the sequential frame by frame thing, and tried to make the ultimate character walk; I drew the Continue…