While most kids in my class were busy searching for answers, their heads submerged in their books, I was busy studying how they were moving their heads. Later, I would replicate these movements so that my teacher would believe that I too was busy looking for answers. This was when I first realized that one of my skills was carefully observing others, a tiny hint that later helped me start on the path of becoming an animator.
Throughout my post-graduation years at Savannah College of Art and Design, although I was fascinated by feature film animation, I was truly amazed by the diversity of animation present in the advertisement and commercial field. From stop motion to 2D animation and from life-like to cartoon-like styles, I was thrilled to imagine myself working with these various styles. After graduating from SCAD, I started as an intern at The Mill, and I have been there for the past five years, learning and sharing new ideas. Through opportunities to animate a talking box (Progressive Insurance box), an award winning extremely life-like chimpanzee (PETA 98% Human), a talking lady pizza slice (Orbit), walking plants (Bayer Durazone), talking chameleon (Valspar Paints), and facial expressions for Muhammad Ali (Porsche), my field has given me just the fun that I was looking for.
March 12, 2016
Introduction to Acting and Storytelling
Animation is the world waiting beyond the doorway called imagination, and accessed using the twin-keys of acting and storytelling. Take your first steps on this journey with an award-winning CG Artist from one of the most well respected and awarded visual effects company’s in the world – “The Mill”.
Target audience: studios; licensing agents; producers; project managers
No prior knowledge required