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35 - Business Systems Analyst, father of two, and off the side - inspiring writer.
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37...attorney
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51 years old - Assistant Professor at a small College in the NorthEast of the USA - formerly an IT professional.
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Age 50, animator
30 years in the business. First 20 in drawn animation, the last 10 years in computer animation.
How wonderful. Anything we might know? How did you get into this field? Obviously you have to have some innate drawing skills, but then what... art school and then sending out your portfolio to animation studios? I always wanted to get into animation, but sort of got sidetracked along the way.

Anyways to answer the OP, I just turned 34 and am a non-degreed, non-certified "Software Analyst" for a Healthcare provider... which isn't nearly as fancy as it sounds, doesn't pay very well, and isn't quite my dream job, but its the first time in my life I've ever worked in a fairly laid back office environment after years of doing monotonous blue collar factory and construction jobs and spending 5 years in the Airforce. So, all in all, its not that bad. Actually, I really do like what I'm doing, but I don't want to be doing this for the rest of my life. I'd like to go back to school and actually finish it; maybe go to art school or possibly maybe a theological seminary.
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How wonderful. Anything we might know? How did you get into this field? Obviously you have to have some innate drawing skills, but then what... art school and then sending out your portfolio to animation studios? I always wanted to get into animation, but sort of got sidetracked along the way.

Anyways to answer the OP, I just turned 34 and am a non-degreed, non-certified "Software Analyst" for a Healthcare provider... which isn't nearly as fancy as it sounds, doesn't pay very well, and isn't quite my dream job, but its the first time in my life I've ever worked in a fairly laid back office environment after years of doing monotonous blue collar factory and construction jobs and spending 5 years in the Airforce. So, all in all, its not that bad. Actually, I really do like what I'm doing, but I don't want to be doing this for the rest of my life. I'd like to go back to school and actually finish it; maybe go to art school or possibly maybe a theological seminary.
I studied graphic design and was an illustrator for a while. Went back to film school to try to get into film making but ended up being an animator.
I have worked for Warner Brothers, Walt Disney and some other companies before. At the moment I am at Dreamworks.

Some of the work I did:

Paul Chung (II)

Animation is a field that's kind of hard to get into because there are not too many jobs around. Drawn animation is more or less dead now and only a few big studios are still producing feature films-mostly cg. You can get jobs working on games too. I like feature films more 'cause I'm into character animation and acting.

For me the best way to learn and get into animation now is to join an online school like Animatior mentor- AnimationMentor.com — The Online Animation School©

Good luck.

Paul
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47 years young.
Senior Vice President - Information Technology for a privately held investment management firm in Canada.
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39, Biology professor with research focused on mechanisms that control cell division.
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24, 3rd year law student (JD/Tax LLM combo)
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I studied graphic design and was an illustrator for a while. Went back to film school to try to get into film making but ended up being an animator.
I have worked for Warner Brothers, Walt Disney and some other companies before. At the moment I am at Dreamworks.

Some of the work I did:

Paul Chung (II)

Animation is a field that's kind of hard to get into because there are not too many jobs around. Drawn animation is more or less dead now and only a few big studios are still producing feature films-mostly cg. You can get jobs working on games too. I like feature films more 'cause I'm into character animation and acting.

For me the best way to learn and get into animation now is to join an online school like Animatior mentor- AnimationMentor.com — The Online Animation School©

Good luck.

Paul
Wow! Very cool Filmography. Interesting to see Tank Girl in there. Thanks for the online school link. I'm looking into to it now. That one post may change the course of my entire life
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Wow! Very cool Filmography. Interesting to see Tank Girl in there. Thanks for the online school link. I'm looking into to it now. That one post may change the course of my entire life
I'm glad that you found it helpful. Animation mentor was started by someone from Pixar and they are providing a high percentage of new animators for major studios (more than most of the degree courses). I think if you go the whole way it will cost you something like $17,000. It is not cheap but is still better than getting a $75,000 student loan and be unemployed afterwards. You also get some connection because all the tutors are still working in the industry.
By the way, I am not affiliated with them in any shape or form.

Paul
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17 year old student. Too lazy to start working seriously. Lets celebrate my first post for now
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35 - Business Systems Analyst, father of two, and off the side - inspiring writer.
Aspiring writer? :P
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31 years old, theoretical and molecular evolutionary biologist, microbiologist, biostatistician, learning biochemistry and structural biology.
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31 years old, theoretical and molecular evolutionary biologist, microbiologist, biostatistician, learning biochemistry and structural biology.
What?
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23 years old, PhD. candidate in experimental social psychology and philosophy. My doctoral research is on cognitive theories of religious belief, with an evolutionary bent. The philosophical aspect of the dissertation is on the implications such theories have for religious belief. My non-doctoral research interests include humour and facial attractiveness. I'm also a research assistant in a social cognition lab, involved in work on facial attractiveness, social categorization, and decision making. During the semesters, I teach first and second year undergraduate psychology.
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