What is your name and your current occupation?
My name is Chris Palmer and I am a 3D Artist at Turner Studios Creative Services in Atlanta GA.
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I use to clean bird poop off the rocks and walls at the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga TN during High School as well as rehabilitating wild birds and animals for release back into the wild at the Chattanooga Nature Center…… far cry from an animation career!
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I did a short film called Cold Country with my good friend Travis Overstreet during college. It made its way through the film festival circuit, and opened many doors for me. Its a powerful short film, I still get goose bumps watching it. Also during my time at Crawford Media in Atlanta GA we created the cover for OZ magazine’s January edition. I had always wanted to do a stand alone 3D peice and it turned out wonderfully! I worked on the lighting and got to learn how to create fur in Maya. I still have the image hanging on my wall at home.
How did you become interested in animation?
When I was a kid I always had my head in the clouds, creating stories and epic adventures in my mind. I use to watch this show called Movie Magic and I always wanted to Continue…