November 12, 2014

We Visit Titmouse Inc.

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I’m sure you probably already know about Titmouse, Inc. They make cartoons. Not only do they make cartoons, they make awesome cartoons. Do Metalocalypse, The Venture Bros., Superjail!, and China, IL ring a bell? This supercool animation studio took Pratt students on a tour through their Manhattan office to learn more about the awesome work being done inside.

We met a bunch of different people, got a sneak peek on what projects they'd been working on, and got to enjoy some fantastic Halloween decorations. We were guided through the building and stopped in to see five different people to find out what they were up to and get their advice.

Alex Kwan, a super kind animator that took us under her wing, shared some details on animating and symbols, along with shoes. Rachel Gitlevich, another fantastic animator, showed us some awesome animations from Super Jail (if you haven’t seen it, go check it out). She also had some great tidbits to share with the students that we are passing along to you:

    “Check your thumbnails on your demo reel.”

            “Internships are the best way to get a job ever.”

We also peeked in the offices (and over the shoulders) while chatting with Josh Howell (Digital Cleanup Supervisor), Chris Fisher (Background Painter), and James Sugrue (Animator), all of whom were awesome and amazing and every other good word you can think of that starts with A.

Obviously they had tons of other great things to say too, but we can’t share them all. Some of what we got to see and hear was super top-secret, and you missed out on the fun. Follow the Career Ambassadors on Twitter (@PrattSuccess) and like them on Facebook (Pratt Success) to find out what other cool events are happening so you can join in!

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