Yesterday I had the pleasure of catching up with an old friend of mine, Emily French. During my second year of university I interned on her 3D animated major project called “Tinker” as an animator/modeller. Working on Tinker taught me a lot about animation production that I hadn’t considered before. Working with Emily as an intern helped me to understand production for animation which I later implemented into my own practice this year with Kiwis Can Fly.
We caught up on my experiences this year directing and producing Kiwis Can Fly and laughing over mutual PTSD about render farms and managing such demanding projects. Emily is currently working at South Pacific Pictures which is very exciting and I am glad to hear that she is enjoying her work so much. I wish her all the best for the future and hope to see some creative works from her again soon!