The veteran producer talks about creating some of the world’s funniest, most popular and endearing animated films, TV series, shorts and commercials as well as new challenges like storytelling in VR.
With FMX 2017 just finishing up May 5th in Stuttgart, Germany, we’re pleased to present our latest set of exclusive interviews with some of the talented speakers who presented over the packed four-day conference, a group of top industry professionals who converge on the event to lecture, teach and network. Watch and enjoy our insightful and entertaining AWN – FMX 2017 Professional Spotlight video series featuring some of the biggest names in animation, visual effects, computer graphics and transmedia. Stay tuned as we add dozens of brand new interviews over the coming weeks.
In this two-part interview, Aardman Animations’ co-founder and executive chairman, David Sproxton, discusses the studio’s 40-year history creating a prolific slate of funny and immensely popular animated films, TV series, shorts and commercials, the challenges and potential rewards for good animation storytellers, where Aardman fits in today’s animation business landscape and what types of opportunities exist for smaller independent animation producers.
David also talks about Aardman’s plans for creating entertainment content in virtual reality as well as the role of colleges and training programs in preparing young professionals for jobs in the animation industry.
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.