Rather than try to write some long winded summary, here are Five Questions that sum up who I am and what I do:
1. Who is your daddy and what does he do?
Slow down Mr. Kimball...This is about introducing me! For the past 3 years I have been working in the feature animation industry. I have had the great pleasure of working on films like Epic, Rio, Ice Age, and Peanuts. I have worked in the art and story departments on these films working with directors, producers, editors, art directors, and artists to oversee the delivery of material and assets throughout various stages of our pipeline. Through these experiences I have handled artwork, taken notes, prepared presentations for directors and producers, managed schedules, edited screenplays, and had an overall blast watching as our films go from concept to final product on screen!
2. What is your favorite cereal?
Sprinkle Spangles! Remember those? Any child from the nineties has to love them! It's practically a rule. It had that genie. I think a campaign needs to be formed to convince General Mills to bring that back. I mean, I love my Coco Crispies just as much as the next guy, but I have a special place in my hard for the spangle! Who's with me to bring em back!?
3. What is your professional background?
I studied at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. I was very fortunate to have landed a job before graduating school, so I have been working my way through my last year of college while growing as member of the film and multimedia industries.
I studied Animation and VFX Producing at the Academy and supplemented this with private tutoring with Michal Makarewicz of Pixar animation studios and Jean-Denis Haas of Industrial Light and Magic. During this time I also worked as a production coordinator for "Junior Giants" a youth program for the San Francisco Giants. After this I was brought on to produce a Master's thesis called Just Looking
Prior to my time at the Academy I worked in Boston in Politics. I started as a legislative assistant working in a congressional office. I helped with congressional correspondence, speechwriting, and donation Tracking. From there I moved into the Broadcast Division of the MA House of Representatives where I worked as a PA. I worked my way up to directing live broadcasts of legislative sessions as well as assisting in the redesign of our broadcast studio.
4. What are your Hobbies?
Outside of work, I absolutely love music. I have been playing guitar for the last 13 years and Piano for the last 9 years. I have been expanding my repertoire over the last few years to incorporate electronic elements and understand more of electronic music. I think my biggest achievement though is having learned all of the guitar and piano parts for Pink Floyd's Dark Side of The Moon.
I also love to write. I have found it to be a very cathartic experience and I have been working on a few short stories and journals over the past few years. I am hoping to work my way up to a Children's novel one day. I'd like to think that I found my knack for writing during my politics days, but have slowly moved into a more creative path.
5. What Do You Want to Do With Your Life!?
I WANNA ROCK! In all seriousness though, I would say my dream job is to be a producer of multimedia content. I was so inspired by movies and TV as a kid, and I knew that was the field I had to be in. Now that technology has gotten more advanced, the possibilities are endless. If I had to sum it up, in one sentence, it would be "I want to make great things that inspire people."