We Interviewed Roy Margalit - Character Animator

Posted at Jan 19th, 2017 by AnimDesk.

Roy Margalit - Character Animator

Roy Margalit is an Israeli animator who has been working in the animation business for more than 10 years on various feature films, TV shows and animated commercials around the world for prestige animation companies like Weta, Framestore, Dreamworks and many more.

Roy's list of work include many famous feature films such as "Guardians of the Galaxy" by Marvel Studios, "Alvin and the Chipmunks 4" by Fox Pictures, "Madagascar 3", by Dreamworks Animation Studios, "How to train your dragon - TV Special", just to name a few.

When Roy is not working on animating characters, he enjoys playing music with his electric or classic guitar, travel to faraway places and draw whenever he can.

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We Interviewed Dave Johnson - Character Animator & Art Director

Posted at Jan 2nd, 2016 by AnimDesk.

Dave Johnson - Character Animator

Dave Johnson is a character animator and an art director at Microsoft Game Studios. Before Dave became a director he studied the art of animation and he's an alumni of AnimationMentor.com, Motivarti, the Art Institute of Seattle and iAnimate.net.

Dave's list of games credits include "Ryse: Son of Rome," "Age of Empires - Online," "Homeworld: Cataclysm," "Ground Control," "Kameo: Elements of Power," "Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts," "Viva Pinata," "Alan Wake," "Kinectimals," "Beards and Beaks," and "Toy Soldiers," just to name a few.

When Dave is not directing or animation, he enjoy being an Avid Animation film fan, a devoted and beloved Father and Husband, an amateur golfer, and a Podcaster.

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We Interviewed Enis Tahsin (Tash) Özgür - Veteran Character Animator

Posted at Apr 23rd, 2015 by AnimDesk.

Enis Tahsin (Tash) Özgür - Veteran Character Animator

Tahsin Özgür's is one of the most famous Turkish animators out there. His career has been full of hard work, travels and visits to many legendary animation studios, such as: Disney Paris, Don Bluth Animation Studios, Nelvana, and Richard Williams. Tahsin created and worked on timeless animation projects and on memorable characters.

Tahsin is a professional and veteran animator who started his career at Nelvana studios as an in-betweener on the ambitious feature project Rock & Rule many years ago, and has worked on several animated feature films such as Hercules, Tarzan, All Dogs Go to Heaven and more.

Tahsin has worked with famous animators, directors and supervisors throughout his active animation career, artists such as Glen Keane, Richard Williams, Bill Speers, Ellen Woodbury, Ken Duncan and many more.

Tahsin is now retired from animating on features and is mainly active on his private animation projects. As a retired animator, Tahsin enjoys the freedom to create art in his own unique style and fashion.

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We Interviewed Ron Doucet - Animation Director

Posted at Aug 22nd, 2014 by AnimDesk.

Ron Doucet - Animation Director

Ron Doucet specializes in bringing characters to life, ever since he started working in the animation industry back in 1999. Ron spends most of his time as a director for animated television series, short films, and commercials. He also performs production supervision roles, teaches workshops, and is a frequent speaker in conferences and seminars for colleges and festivals.

Ron's been working in the animation industry for 15 years now, and he directed over 400 episodes of television animation, including productions for Cartoon Network (Teen Titan Go), BBC, Nickelodeon, Warner Brothers, Teletoon, and YTV.

Ron currently lives in Halifax, Canada, working as an Animation Director at Copernicus Studios.

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We Interviewed Jacob Gardner - Character Animator

Posted at Aug 9th, 2014 by AnimDesk.

Jacob Gardner - Character Animator

Jacob has been working at Dreamworks Animation for over 5 years now. He worked on films such as "Shrek Forever After", Megamind, Puss in Boots, and "Rise of the Guardians". Jacob is also co-founder of the animation website "Speaking Of Animation"; where he gets to talk about all the things he know and interview people who knows far more than him.

Jacob found the love for animation at an early age. It was when he saw Aladdin (around 7 or 8 years old at the time ) and he just knew that he wanted to make drawings come to life. Jacob was fascinated by the crazy energy of the Genie, and something so endearing about the believability of Aladdin, which made him want to begin his journey into the animation industry.

The first professional work Jacob ever did was as a cycles animator on the feature "Monsters Vs. Aliens" at DreamWorks Animation. That means he had to make a lot of loops of background characters walking, running, screaming, sitting that the crowds department would populate into the backgrounds of shots to fill out the world that was created.

Since Joining to DreamWorks and working on many of their features, Jacob also joined the ranks of iAnimate.net as a full time feature animation instructor.

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