Recently I was asked a set of questions by a College Student who shall remain anonymous. I thought some of my answers might interest those who are a fan of my work.
What got you into Animation?
[Sam Green] I always loved watching cartoons as a kid and wondered if someday I could create my very own!
What struggles have you had?
[Sam Green] Motivation is always hard especially spending so much time on a project that is only a few minutes long. Then hoping /praying it is actually well received by your audience!
How did you get into the industry?
[Sam Green] I was self-taught. You can learn a lot from online forums and peers in the same field.
What animations influenced you?
[Sam Green] Bitey of Brackenwood by Adam Phillips was a MASSIVE influence to me seeing the boundaries of “Flash” pushed way pass what we had ever imagined as indie animators. Also anything made by Harry Partridge I truly adore.
Was it hard to start off?
[Sam Green] Moving my own drawings was such a rush it made learning the program easy/exciting!
What software do you use?
[Sam Green] I used to only use Macromedia Flash 8. These days I use a range of programs to help much production a lot easier. Adobe Animate for the animation, Adobe Photoshop for background editing, Swift 3D for my 3D backgrounds, Adobe After Effects to apply overlays and special effects to the final scenes, Adobe Premiere to splice all my scenes and music together, Audacity to edit voice recordings and sound effects.
Do you enjoy what you do?
[Sam Green] I LOVE what I do.
How do you feel when people see ya work?
[Sam Green] I love seeing how people react to what I make. I love when my projects make people happy.
Where do you see your self in 10 years?
[Sam Green] I’d like to be directing my own animated series or perhaps a major movie shown in theaters.
What would you tell someone that want to get into animation?
[Sam Green] If you want to do it, DO IT. And just make sure you enjoy yourself as much as you can on your journey.
What skills do you think people need?
[Sam Green] The only thing someone needs to be an animator is PATIENCE. It is the essence in which allows us to create and finish projects. Skill level of drawing is completely subjective.