Amber Hollinger

What is your name and your current occupation? 
Amber Hollinger…storyboard artist for Warner Bros. and Moonscoop
 
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Cleaned offices, taught aerobics, waitress, summer camp counselor, playing piano as background dinner music at a retirement home…
 
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Tigger Movie, Lion King sequel, Weekenders, and Lilo & Stitch sequel 
 
How did you become interested in animation?
 I could draw since I could pick up a pencil, but it wasn’t till the Little Mermaid came out that I knew I wanted to get into animation.
 
Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I’m from San Luis Obispo, Ca. and attended CalArts in Valencia, Ca. I only went to school a year and then hit the pavement with my portfolio till I found someone to hire me. 
 
What’s a typical day like for you with regards to your job?
It’s much different that it used to be… Continue…

Gavin Dell

What is your name?

“Gavin Dell”

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?

“Cat’s Don’t Dance was a film that Turner Feature Animation made before merging with Warner Bros. It had one of the best crews I’ve ever worked with. It had such a positive vibe the whole time which was probably because
of the Director Mark Dindal. The film was a total flop at the box office but was well regarded in the animation business. ”

How did you become interested in animation?

“I always love cartoons growing up but had no idea how they were made and never thought it was something I could do. I heard about the animation program at Cal Arts and applied for it but did not get accepted. I did get accepted by the art program. Once I was there I hated the art program and asked if I could transfer to animation. It was sort of a back door entry. I busted my ass to do a good film and made the producer’s show my freshman year. I was 1 of 4 from a class of 69 students to make it in.
Never say never…”

Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?

“I’m from Kansas City. Home of Walt Disney’s original studio. Honestly I though I was going to be stuck drawing Hallmark cards my whole life. I heard about Cal Arts in Los Angeles from my Mom’s friend, who’s son was going there and was having a ball.”

What’s a typical day like for you with regards to your job?

“I wish there was something glamorous about my job but my day goes like this: Continue…