Andrew Pickin

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What is your name and your current occupation?
Andrew Pickin. Co-owner of TTA studios. Animator and Artist.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Head of engineering and Mechanics at Tenpin Bowling (not quite crazy but a far stretch from animating).

What are some of your favourite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I’m from a fine art background, so some of my favourite work is actually children’s illustration, although one of my favourite projects so far was working on a music video for the band OBEY: it was just complete artistic license. The more creative the project the better; it doesn’t have to be big, just interesting.

Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I’m originally from Staffordshire (the creative county) in the UK, though I now Continue…

Andrew Conroy


What is your name and your current occupation?
My Name is Andrew Conroy and I am currently the Lead Animation Faculty at Ai SLC.  I teach the finer and not so finer points of animation to animation enthusiasts as well as develop curriculum, characters and short films.

 

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Right out of collage I washed dishes at a summer camp… I drove a little outboard engine boat to work everyday. It was a good time.

 

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I have worked on a few films and enjoyed that experience but I think the most enjoyable projects for me have always been personal. Something I am currently working on is “The FishBoy Project”. I am trying to give students and animation hopefuls a chance to work with a cool rig and in turn raise a bit of money for small business owners through an organization called Kiva.

 

How did you become interested in animation?
My Parents made me go to Art School actually. I think the root of my interest is Continue…

Gregory Stoffel


What is your name and your current occupation?
My name is Gregory Stoffel. I’m a lead 3d artist working on simulation projects for a japanese company here in Vietnam and a freelance artist working mostly for advertising.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I have been traveling around Australia for 2 years and did a lot of hard, dirty, crazy jobs at that time but I think cleaning bricks outside, it was freezing cold and raining was one of the worst job I ever had…good it lasted only for 3 days.

How did you become interested in animation?
Probably the first time I watched Toy story, then get my hand on 3dsmax R3 a bit later and never stop since then.
Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I’m from Belgium, after traveling to Australia, I went to Vietnam, gave my demoreel to a director a met , Continue…