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Channel Frederator Featured Spotlight on Zac Moncrief

July 19th, 2007

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I wish I had a story or two about Zac Moncrief to share with you all, but I didn’t really attend his classes while he taught at Calarts. But what I can share with you was how I felt about him, his teaching methods, when I did crash a class or two of his.

Zac is a very funny person, and was a very sharing and encouraging teacher. It’s to bad he’s not teaching at Calarts still, because the kids there need people like Zac.

Zac, himself, attended Calarts and obtained an internship on the animated film, The Pagemaster. Soon after he moved into the role of assistant animator on Cats Don’t Dance. During his time on Cats Don’t Dance, Fred Seibert (who’s that guy?) had bought a pilot from Zac entitled, Godfrey and Zeek, for the Hanna-Barbera What-A-Cartoon Series.

Zac then found himself doing work on another HB series, Johnny Bravo in the story department.
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Miles Thompson/pt.3

October 27th, 2006

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Miles Thompson is a Frederator Alum who made a successful jump from the Animation Industry into the world of Art. In between freelancing and painting like a madman, he took the time to give us a few A’s to a few CH.FRED Q’s.
Click here to view Pt.1 & Pt.2!

CH.F: What are some of your hobbies outside the world of animation?
MT: I love hiking and surfing - cooking is pretty cool too - we have 4 dogs we love - I collect records and have more music than Napster ever will…
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Miles Thompson/pt.2

October 24th, 2006

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Miles Thompson is a Frederator Alum who made a successful jump from the Animation Industry into the world of Art. In between freelancing and painting like a madman, he took the time to give us a few A’s to a few CH.FRED Q’s.
Click HERE, to view Pt.1!

CH.F: Working on anything currently in the animation industry?
MT: Nothing really - I am freelancing some BGs and color designs for the first time in over a year.

I’d do a short, but I’d have to have a development deal on the table first - none of this “do the board on spec” stuff - say you do a pitch board for a studio - you pitch and the reaction is luke (no matter HOW good you are, they gotta cut you down to prime the potential deal) - you revise it - reaction is luke again and suggestions are made to “help” the cartoon get [Read more…]

Miles Thompson/pt.1

October 23rd, 2006

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Miles Thompson is a Frederator Alum who made a successful jump from the Animation Industry into the world of Art.
In between freelancing and painting like a madman, he took the time to give us a few A’s to a few CH.FRED Q’s.

CH.F: Where were you born?
MT: 1971, on a naval base in Pennsicola, Fl - being that my folks were Ca natives, I was legally born as such - my dad was stationed there for only 4 months after my birthday - then we moved back to Sherman Oaks, Ca and then on into the ugly Republican community of the OC.
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