A Dream Job In Animation

We meet Paul Braddock, an Digital Artist and animator with Animal Logic. He chats to SkillsOne about what's involved in his work, how he became an animator and the incredible projects he's been working on - anything from Happy Feet, to 300, to car commercials.

About Paul Braddock:

Paul Braddock is one of the Digital Artists at Animal Logic. He began his career in graphic design, but grew tired of churning out brochures and business cards and accepted a position at WIN TV working on logos in the station’s 3D studio.

While there he taught himself to use the various computer graphics programs available to him. He then worked on TV commercials with a North Sydney-based post production house called Ambience, where he realised that he needed more formal training in his field – plus the access to more high end equipment – to truly excel in this career.

In 2001 he won the coveted TAFE NSW Sydney Institute Silicon Graphics Centre scholarship, worth $75K.

This allowed him to complete a 12 month course and train with experts in the fields of computer animation and effects. Animal Logic contacted the school to check on available talent, found Paul, and offered him a job.

About Animal Logic:

Animal Logic was established in 1991 and quickly earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading design, visual effects and animation companies.

They work from studios in Sydney and an office in L.A, and are known for their award-winning work and international clientele.

The company began by working with advertising agencies and TVC directors, but their skill eventually led to then becoming known for their film work, including Babe, The Matrix, Moulin Rouge, 300 and Happy Feet.

In addition to their enormous contribution they’ve made to the Australian film industry, the company is also known for developing software products from time to time. Their range of CD software includes SoftMan, MaxMan, and MayaMan. The range of software has been used around the globe on small productions and large scale feature films.

VJ Matthew Jenkin