What is your name and your current occupation?
Chris Ross, Overseas Supervisor.
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I’ve had some odd jobs splattered between animation gigs. The oddest might be during college, in the summer, working for a company that made heat exchangers for nuclear power plants. We had to go to the power plant to clean the inside of them them with high pressure water (We didn’t actually crawl inside, they had a a more humane way of completing the task). We were able to go on a tour of the plant. Each section of the plant is designated a safety level according to its proximity to actual radiation. We went to the giant pool where the spent fuel rods are stored, and as we left that area, a #3 Zone, back to a #2 Zone, we stepped onto the devices that check for contamination, so none is passed to the other zones. Apparently, my right foot sparked off an alarm, and our guide calmly washed the radioactive dust off the sole of my boot with some Windex and a paper towel hehe.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Ren and Stimpy for sure. The original and the new ones, but the original ones definitely.
How did you become interested in animation?
As a kid, watching (more…)