James McDermott

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What is your name and your current occupation?
James McDermott, currently I’m the Character Design Lead on a newPrimetime FOX series being produced at Bento Box called “AllenGregory”.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting intoanimation?
My first job, I worked as a kids counselor at a summer camp when I was 14. I was incharge of twenty 6 year old kids every week. Looking back on it I’mnot quite sure how I did that but I did it with joy. I once was asked to dress up as a feltfilm strip character in front of a boardroom full of people, selling itas a brand hallmark for a movie theater chain, I forget which one, for$100 while in art school. Needless to say it was very embarrassing atthe time as a teenager.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been apart of?
Well even though it was cancelled, my time on “Neighbors from Hell” was probably one of the better experiences I’ve  had in production. I loved the style of the show, so much fun to draw. I had the opportunity to work with Continue…

Karl Maddix

What is your name and your current occupation?
Karl Maddix – 3d Artist/Animator


What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Not very crazy but I once got sacked from a greengrocers for being too scruffy to bag potatoes!?

 

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I’m proud of all my work, but in particular my animated short The Roboteers which despite being produced under extremely tight deadlines, budget and resources, managed to win a film festival award for best animation. Also my animatic concept for EA’s Dante’s Inferno which won first prize and was subsequently shown on the big screen at London’s Apollo as part of London Sci-Fi Festival a few years ago.

How did you become interested in animation?
I’ve always drawn and been obsessed by Continue…

Raul Aguirre Jr.

 

What is your name?
Raul Aguirre Jr.

What would you say has been your primary job in animation?
Animator, Storyboard Artist and Director.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I worked as a bouncer at a few night clubs around L.A.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
My favorite project is my animated short Hero Heights that I made at Nickelodeon and Frederator a couple of years ago for The Random Cartoons Show.

How did you become interested in animation?
When I was six years old I fell in love with drawing and decided I was going to be an artist. Then one Sunday night in 1981 when I was nine, I watched Continue…