Above is an interview I did on Saturday with London Live, talking about the BAFTA nominees, and also about breaking into the animation and VFX industry. It was a fun interview, and it's always interesting to hear the kind of questions that interviewers want to know about how animation gets made. Claudia-Liza Armah wanted to know about The Lion King, which just goes to show how evergreen that film is, and how well it is still liked and admired - even 23 years on.
Joining the panel was Ben Penwell, a compositor at Double Negative who graduated from Escape Studios a few years back, and has since forged a successful career in the industry. One of Ben's most interesting stories - which didn't make it into the interview - was how his persistence paid off when he was first touting his demo reel and looking for work. Ben didn't take no for an answer, and he talked his way into a job with an impressive amount of chutzpah.
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