Chris Burns

 

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What is your name and your current occupation?
Chris Burns, Owner and Lead Animator of EXIT 73 STUDIOS (exit73studios.com)

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
The craziest job I ever had, had to be a carpenter/roofer. I worked with a bunch of super manly, blue collar dudes, who’s life mission was to win concert tickets on the radio, and win pick 4 lotto. The money was good, and you couldn’t beat the hours, but I knew pretty early on, that I wanted to pursue a career in art.

 

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
In 2007, when I was lead animator at AUGENBLICK STUDIOS, there was a stint of 3 projects that completely blew my mind. It started with the web series called GOLDEN AGE, which was a documentary style narrative of obscure cartoon characters from different time periods. From there we went on to animate a 4 minute cartoon for the feature film THE TEN, in a segment called THE LYING RHINO. Right after that we started animating the first episode of SUPERJAIL! It was really lightning in a bottle for the whole studio, we had a super tight team of very talented artist, pumping on all cylinders… It actually paved the way for the studio to go all the way to the SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL. THE TEN, and all the webisodes of GOLDEN AGE where proudly featured there. It was very surreal, as an animator, going into theaters and seeing your work so big with an audience.

 

Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I’m originally from eastern Long Island, which made my choice to go to SVA very easy, being it was so close. I interned at a bunch of Animation studios, B3, NOODLE SOUP, WORLD LEADERS, and 4KIDS ENTERTAINMENT. NOODLE SOUP, provided me with Continue…

Paolo Libunao

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What is your name and your current occupation?
I’m Paolo Libunao. Not much of an animator. I’m into pre-visualization i.e. story boarding and concept art. I also illustrate comic books and other stuff. I work freelance.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I don’t think I’ve done any crazy jobs.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
There’s “Armor Quest” a graphic novel from Rising Star Studios. Concept art for “Earth-Steel-Stone”. As for story boards, well there are those that I made for video game cinematics for Raptura Games.

How did you become interested in animation?
As a kid we all loved watching cartoons, I loved drawing them. It became Continue…

George Pfromm

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What is your name and your current occupation?
My name is George Pfromm and I am a freelance animator and illustrator, and a full time faculty member in the animation department at the New England Institute of Art.

 

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Working the front desk at a walk in clinic for homeless schizophrenics and crack addicts in Seattle was a nutty one. I enjoyed almost every minute of that one truthfully.

 

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Hands down, storyboard artist at Flying Rhinoceros Inc. in Portland Oregon in 1999 –2000. It was my first full time animation job and I have not worked with the level of talent like that since. I got a few glimmers of how special it was and how good everyone in the animation department was but I had no idea how rare that perfect storm of talent can be.

 

How did you become interested in animation?
I blame it all on Jonny Quest, the Herculoids, and Alex Toth in general I guess. I watched cartoons every morning on Saturdays as a kid in the seventies, and used comic books to give me through the long week until Continue…

THE 18TH ANNUAL ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS

THE 18TH ANNUAL ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS

Featuring 16 new awesome animated shorts from 11 countries!

LAEMMLE PLAYHOUSE 7, PASADENA

SUNDANCE SUNSET, WEST HOLLYWOOD (mature only)

FRIDA CINEMA, SANTA ANA

Oct 21st ­ Oct. 27th

Two versions

Family Friendly – 12 shorts

MATURE AUDIENCES – 4 bonus shorts starting after 7:00PM

featuring

Stems – Ainslie Hendersen (Scotland)

     Shift – Cecilia Puglesi & Yijun Liu (U.S.)

     Pearl – Patrick Osborne (U.S.)

     Crin-crin – Iris Alexandre (Belgium)

     Mirror – Chris Ware, John Kuramoto, Ira Glass (U.S.)

     Last summer in the garden – bekky O¹Neil (Canada)

     Waiting for the New Year – Vladimir Leschiov (Latvia)

     Piper – Alan Barillaro (U.S.)

     Bøygen – Kristian Pedersen (Norway)

     Afternoon Class – Seoro Oh (Korea)

     About a Mother – Dina Velikovskaya (Russia)

     Exploozy – Joshua Gunn, Trevor Piecham, & John McGowan (U.S.)

     CORPUS – Marc Héricher (France)

     BLUE – Daniela Sherer (Israel)

     MANOMAN – Simon Cartwright (England)

     ALL THEIR SHADES – Chloé Alliez (Belgium)

 

The Animation Show of Shows, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit

www.animationshowofshows.org

Animating with Mike Milo on Adobe Twitch Episode 8

If you missed our 8th broadcast it’s up now on Youtube… come on now you know you wanna listen to my Jersey accent for 3 hours!

Or not.

Well, it’s there either way… Join us live from 12pm to 3pm PST every Saturday on http://www.twitch.tv/adobe where I broadcast and animate stuff live using Adobe’s Animate software.