Phil Cummings

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What is your name?
Phil Cummings

What would you say has been your primary job in animation?
I was an assistant for a long time. Then I was an FX animator. The last twenty years I have been a slugger / sheet timer but at first went back and forth between FX and timing jobs.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Taking tests and ghost-writing papers for fellow students in college, doing deliveries for a wholesale coke dealer, panhandler, selling underground newspapers, harvesting pinion nuts.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Sometimes doing the job can transcend the project. I’ve been proud of work that I’ve done on projects that were awful. I slugged and timed whole episodes of shows like ‘GI Joe Extreme’ and ‘Samantha The Teenaged Witch’ that were not great series but I got to make the decisions and felt really good at the outcome of how I did my job. I did a lot in Michael Jackson’s ‘Moonwalker’ that were all Continue reading