Cogswell graduate, Ernest Chan (class of 1999) offers insight into his job and how to prepare if this is your career goal.
1. Company name, your job title, a brief description of your job responsibilities and how long you have worked there.
I work for Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, California. I’ve been with Nick since 2001 where I was a CG Animator on the series “Invader Zim.” In 2005 I was promoted to Post Production CG Supervisor where I supervised two animators. The group has since grown to four animators and a production assistant.
2. Can you give an example of what you might do on a ‘typical’ day?
Most of my day is spent approving shots, providing feedback to my animators, going over schedules and budgets. On some days I have review sessions with directors to go over the shots they want fixed. Sometimes I need to break storyboards down, watch an episode’s animatic or go to storyboard pitches. When I can I try to squeeze in the occasional shot for me to work on.
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