Animation

The Interview Series // 52

As a kid growing up in Mr. Gambier Celeste Potter spent her time drawing pictures and dressing up as Astro Boy. Today, she's an animation director at XYZ studios. Makes sense right? We sat down with her to find out how she made it. Junior: Hey Celeste! Tell us how you got into the cartoon business? Celeste Potter: I guess everything started with drawing. I've been drawing almost every day since I can remember. I grew up in a country town called Mt Gambier where it's all about football, ... Read More! »


Junior Event // 34

Our August event found us back in the intimate surroundings of The Workers Club's SIDESHOW bar. Which was nice, because we got to get up amongst Darcy Prendergast's dreadlocks. And they were very interesting locks to get amongst. Darcy is from Oh Yeah Wow - a studio majoring in animation. He has done video clips for some of the best musicians in country - like Gotye and worked on the 2009 Adam Elliot film 'Mary and Max'. Darcy's passion for his work and Jedi-like presence inspired us to ... Read More! »


Junior Event // 08

We're getting to be good at these things we like to call Junior Events. So what better than to go back to our roots and have the infamous first Junior interviewee Tim Kentley from XYZ Studios throw us a few pieces of advice, while we threw him a few G&Ts. A few too many perhaps since it ended with him telling us that Mick Jagger was his biggest fan. Whoops. ... Read More! »


The Interview Series // 10

See this picture above? It's Eric! Don't you just want to give him a cuddle? Aww, what a guy. He's currently one of the insanely talented creative directors at Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam. It's there that he makes ads for Nike and other authentically relevant brands. He made this ad about talking arteries which we think is particularly cool. We wanted to find out how we can make cool ads too, because we have no idea where to start. So we tried to ask some insightful questions, and maybe we ... Read More! »


Dear Junior Series // 02

Animators! They're a crazy bunch. Sittin' by their computers all day manipulating dimensions and shit. What a life. Bah! If you can get it that is. Well that's exactly what our friend Cam Gough did. He left his secure job at a studio to pursue his dream of working for himself. At only 25. What a legend. So this week, we ask Cam why the hell you would take the plunge, and ask for some tips for when (or if) we do. Junior: Everyone wants to quit their job and work for themselves, no ... Read More! »


The Interview Series // 01

We met Tim on the rooftop of the Ritz in St Kilda. Yes, the Ritz. Sounds pretty swish doesn’t it - meeting on top of the Ritz. It is on this roof that Tim runs XYZ studios, one of Australia's premier animation studios. In addition to playing boss, Tim also directs some pretty amazing ads. He showed us the new server he’d just had installed in the bathroom. That was pretty cool. Then we left to find a good restaurant with a dark corner and plenty of beer. We ordered three glasses, asked ... Read More! »