BILLY DANIEL ALLEN
I am a 3D Animator who is particularly passionate about creature animation. I would like to work in the VFX industry in London or even overseas.
GET TO KNOW BILLY
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM JOB TO START YOUR CAREER WITH?
I would like to be a Junior Animator in a team where everyone pushes themselves and those around them to improve. A job that not only develops me as an animator but also as an individual, continuously giving me a deeper insight into the industry that I'm working in.
DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN FIVE WORDS OR LESS.
Team player, Friendly, Driven, Open-minded and Humble.
WHAT'S YOUR HOBBY?
I have taught myself to play guitar, piano and the banjo. Writing songs is something I love to do in my downtime.
WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES?
Strength is communication one-on-one. A weakness would be public speaking.
DESCRIBE A CHALLENGE THAT YOU HAD TO OVERCOME IN YOUR GROUP PROJECTS.
As a Lead Animator I had to help get team members more engaged in the project. I did this by giving people more responsibilities. This caused them to step up their game and help out, with a new sense of purpose.
WHAT YOU RATHER BE A WIZARD. JEDI OR SUPERHERO? AND WHY?
I would rather be a Jedi, because they are the ones from the list who are not working alone. They belong to a greater good and study/train with their friends.
WHICH ANIMATION MOVIE INSPIRED YOU THE MOST TO CHOOSE THIS CAREER PATH?
Honestly, it was Finding Nemo, which doesn't make much sense because I want to work on VFX animation. But I loved the music and tone of that film, also the way it's an entire cast of different sea creatures (and birds) showed great animation skill.
WHY DO YOU DESERVE A GREATER SHARE OF SPACE IN THE YEARBOOK?
Because I have probably improved the most (genuinely started knowing absolutely nothing) during my time at Escape Studios. Also I was Lead Animator on both of the projects this year.