Katy contacted me through the contact form on this website and asked if she could intern at my studio. I thought since Katy was an illustration student and wanted to learn animation, this was a win-win situation for all of us - she would learn and we get some work done. I love win-win situations! Katy was indeed a very diligent intern, a very quick study, with lots of amazing abilities and talents. We will miss her here.
What school you are from?
I graduated from The City College of New York in June 2018, and majoring in Studio Art.
How did you get this internship?
I found this internship from a group page of my animation professor. I looked up Signe’s website and found her works are very inspiring. She has a great style and a unique way to express meaningful stories. Her films really caught my eye that I’d love to be one of her interns and learn more about the pipeline of animation production.
What were your tasks during this internship?
During my internship, my tasks were coloring Signe’s drawings on Photoshop, compositing them in After Effects, creating exposure sheets, and scanning the drawings. Every task was important as it is the process to create one of the shots in the animated feature film “My Love Affair with Marriage”.
What is one good thing about this internship?
There’s much more to learn than what I expected. Interning at Signe’s studio was fun and enjoyable. I love every task I worked on, such as coloring Signe’s drawings and composing them in After Effects. Some of them were challenging but Signe was very patient teaching me everything that I didn’t know. There’s a lot of improvement on my software skills and animation knowledge after the internship.
What is your least favorite thing about this internship ?
I don’t think there is any. One thing I would say is the location. Besides the fact that I live kind of far away from the studio, it’s actually not too bad, but requires a little bit of walking from the subway.
What defines you as an artist?
Focus, passionate and strong work ethic. As an artist, I always try to make my work better and better. Keep learning and practicing are the key components to become a successful artist.
You can check out Katy’s work here:
THANK YOU, Katy!