wnewsbd.com: Written by Kshitij Rawat
When did you realise you wanted to become an animator? Did a particular film inspire you?
Yes, it was a boyhood dream for me. I was pretty young, probably 10-year-old or less, when I saw my first Disney film, Cinderella. And that was very influential for me. Another film I saw early in my youth was a film called The Reluctant Dragon, which was a behind-the-scenes film on a person going to Disney Studios. They go into an animator’s office, and you see an animator actually drawing and making animation at Disney and when I saw that, I was pretty much hooked as a small boy. So if you asked me then what I wanted to become, I would have told you, ‘I want to grow up to be a Disney animator.’
You are a supervising animator. What are your duties?
I and other supervisors are responsible for setting the style and direction of a particular character. We work with other animators to make sure there is a consistent style of animation and an acting quality that the directors want to see in the film. That’s a big part of what the supervising animators do.