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Interview with Wendy Froud

 I have always been interested in dolls. Both of my parents were artists, my father was a sculptor and my mother was, and still is, a painter and collage artist. They were also both teachers so we had art all over the house all of the time and access to all sorts of materials. They always encouraged me to make things, but my mother also read to me a lot as a child. Every night we read fairytales, we read the Narnia books and as I got older she read the Tolkien books.

 

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Interview with Sparth

Well, to sum it up, I have been an artist since I was five. I lived abroad for many years as a kid, went back to France at the end of the eighties until 2003 when we decided to leave for Canada. In 2005, we had to solve a dilemma: leave Montréal where people are great, but where the weather was so hard to endure. We finally settled down in Dallas and I have been living here since.

 

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Interview with Ryan Church - part 1

since about the age of five I have been drawing. Illustrating books, making my own books, copying dinosaur books, spaceship books and stuff like that.  My dad was an artist so he put a pencil in my hand early on.  He taught me the basics of perspective and stuff really early. I’ve been drawing as early as I can remember.  I always knew I wanted to go to school to be an artist, but I wanted to do other things too so it wasn’t until later on that I made the decision and said this is where I want to take my life. 

 

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Interview with Ryan Church - part 2

At Disney I was introduced to the theme park aspect of entertainment design, which is really cool. Working on designs for Epcot Center and all that, it was awesome. As for the ILM offer, they did end up calling back and they said that they had a digital feature which they were going to be making and Steven Spielberg was going to be directing. I thought, oh this is going to be cool, so I dropped everything in Southern California, moved up to Northern California and got on this movie with ILM. 

 

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Interview with J.P Targete

 I always loved drawing and painting, mainly influenced by my dad who is an architect. I grew up always wanting to draw. I was always tracing stuff and when I was five I realized, wow, I don’t need to trace anymore. It was at that point that I just started drawing by hand. I was always interested in art classes in school. I would get some comic books and sort of look at the hero and draw them. Eventually I started making my own stuff up and that is where the creativity started.

 

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Interview with Scott Spencer

My name is Scott Spencer and I started out as a make-up effects artist and sculptor. When I was on the East Coast I worked on a couple of movies like “Eight Legged Freaks” and “Dreams”. I was working at a studio called Lone Wolf Effects. Even though I had a sculptural background, I had a feeling that I needed to learn a little about digital. So when it came time to go to school and college I went to the Savannah College of Art and Design and majored in Animation and minored in Drawing and Anatomy. 

 

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