Mike Roush

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What is your name and your current occupation?
I am a lead animator at Titmouse inc.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
One of the most memorable was having to dress as an aardvark in from of a toy story in the mall and take pictures with kids. Memorable like a reoccurring nightmare.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
We’ll at Titmouse we just finished one of my favorite projects I’ve worked on called Motorcity for the Disney XD channel. It just got cancelled. Doh.

How did you become interested in animation?
I guess like everyone, watching a movie when I was young then Continue…

Cláudio Vieira de Oliveira

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What is your name and your current occupation?
My name is Cláudio Vieira de Oliveira – Classic Animator 2D .
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I started early in animation field, before that i have just worked as an office boy, and at age of 19 I was already working with animation.
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
A feature film called Little Hippo, a 30-minute short film “Los Tres Amigos”, two special (about 15 minutes) for the Cartoon Network TV “CopaToon”, some advertisements for television as one for Faber Castell I did in 1984 called “watercolor” and also being the Animation Director of the world’s second feature film made entirely in CGI. The last one was a big challenge because it was made in 1994 and unlike today had few resources, was a true pioneer.
How did you become interested in animation?
Is hard to say, all this started when Continue…

Lois van Baarle

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What is your name and your current occupation?
I’m Lois van Baarle and I’m a freelance illustrator/animator working in the Netherlands.

 

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I am sometimes ashamed to admit that I have never really had a ‘real’ job until becoming a freelance illustrator/animator. As soon as I graduated from college I was getting enough job offers to start working independently, so that’s what I did! So I’ve had a lucky life of not having to work random side jobs and basically only ever having earned money by drawing or animating.

 

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I’m really proud to have directed ‘The Art of Pho’, an online motion comic (artofpho.submarinechannel.com). Besides being a really
interesting multimedia project, it was really great to direct a project from beginning to end. I also really enjoyed contributing a
few tutorials to D’Artiste Fashion Design by Ballistic Publishing, a publisher that I’ve looked up to for many years now!

 

How did you become interested in animation?
I decided to study animation in high school because I was determined to Continue…

David de Rooij

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What is your name and your current occupation? 
My name is David de Rooij and I am a freelance Animator/Storyboard Artist/Character Designer.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation? 
While I was doing Art School, I had a couple of little jobs like working at a supermarket, a zoo, a club. I also made a little comic for a division of a big Energy Company.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of? 
I haven’t been part of many big animation projects yet, but during my internship at Anikey Studios I got to work on a couple of very nice short animated films: “Paul and the Dragon”and “Little Quenton”!

How did you become interested in animation? 
I have always watched cartoons and even made my own comics and flipbooks. I tried to animate digitally in GIF Animator and Flash, drawing with my mouse! I just never realized that I could become a professional animator. After finishing high school I studied Graphic Design at two different Art Schools, because I Continue…

Jessy Borutski

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What is your name and your current occupation?
Jessy Borutski, director, storyboarder, designer at WB
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation? 
I started working in Animation early. I was 19 right out of college. Prior to that I rented movies in a country convenience store in rural Ontario and worked at Enerlad Links Golf Club. Wasn’t much time to do too many crazy jobs I was busy with highschool.What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of? 
Dragons and Fairies for McDonald’s Europe. All Girl Arcade for Fuel Industries and The Looney Tunes Show for WB. Continue…

Ersi Spathopoulou

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What is your name and your current occupation?
Hi! My name is Ersi Spathopoulou, and right now I’m working as a conceptual artist for a 2d animation educational game, called “Run Marco” and developed by allcancode team, www.allcancode.com

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I worked as an assistant theater stage designer right after finishing my studies. But that ain’t really crazy..is it? L. Sorry, no crazy stories here! Stage design was more like a first step required by my “fate” of ending up in the animation industry, working as a background painter.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?Most definitely the website at www.animad.gr, which was created by animad team, of which I was a co-founder. And right now, my favorite project is the “Run Marco” educational game that makes me really proud of being a member and co-founder of the allcancode team. You should check out both!

Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I am from Greece, and I got into the animation business in Continue…