Pride yourself on being hard working and dedicated to your art? Well, this interview with award-winning Victoria animator Denver Jackson will make you feel like a total slacker! Buckle up as this one-man powerhouse shares how he got into animation, the brutal details of his typical work day, the importance of keeping focus to complete projects, and why he’ll never use generative AI.
Denver Jackson has singlehandedly written, directed, animated and edited numerous award-winning short animations, an entire animated web series--and he’s currently in post on his second animated feature film. His films have screened around the world—including at three Academy Award-qualifying festivals—been a prestigious Vimeo Staff Pick, and won Best Animated Film at San Diego Comic Con International Film Festival and Heartland Film Festival.
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Podcast Production Team:
· Technical Director: Paul Ruta
· Sound Editor: Michael Korican
· Host, Researcher & Copywriter: Joyce Kline
· Co-Producers: Joyce Kline, Michael Korican, Paul Ruta