One of the things I'm most excited about is hosting AMAs (ask me anything) with people we all admire.
I'm curious who you are interested in hearing from?
Think big, you never know. Maybe Hayao Miyazaki will be bored that day ;)
Ash Thorp ?
Julia Pott would be awesome!
Mike Clifton, the guy behind Moho.
I'd love to hear from someone who commissions motion work covering things like the state of the industry, bidding, the challenges they face working with both vendors and their own clients and how the production process could be improved – perhaps an ad agency TV producer?
he was on my personal list too
Cory Loftis, character design lead on Zootopia.
Patrick Osbourne, director of the Disney short FEAST.
Here are my AMA candidates, in no order:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Glen Howerton and Rob McElhenney (Always Sunny)
Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim (Tim & Eric)
Loren Bouchard (Bob’s Burgers)
Paul Scheer and Jason Mantzoukas (How Did This Get Made & The League)
Late Night Work Club— Would be awesome to hear from any of them about their new films, process, struggle, ideas etc.
I second Don Hertzfeldt and David O'Reilly, those guys are amazing!
Would love a Don Hertzfeldt AMA
Marc Osborne would be great!
J.G. Quintel (Regular Show), Noelle Stevenson (Nimona, Lumberjanes), Pendleton Ward (Adventure Time, Bravest Warriors), Julia Pott (Summer Camp Island), Natasha Allegri (Bee and Puppycat)
Be interesting to hear from the folks behind some of the tools we use. Maybe a head of product for After Effects or C4D? Pick their brain and they can pick ours.
Ilya V. Abulkhanov (previously Prologue)
Marc Craste (Studio AKA)
Rebecca Sugar (Stephen Universe)
Daron Nefcy (Star Vs. The Forces of Evil)
Alex Hirsch (Gravity Falls)
Pete Docter (Pixar)
Yeah something along those lines ...
Mara Smalley — never seen a more versatile designer, and I don't know if she's ever done an interview before.
David Fincher, for all of the obvious reasons.
Guillermo Del Toro — as someone who appreciates and fights for interesting title sequences, as well as someone who has had some huge success and some major failures, and a major appreciation for all kinds of animation.
Would love to hear from someone running a mid-sized shop talk under the cover of anonymity about the struggles of keeping the lights on today, and whether or not they would start a shop in today's climate, knowing what they know now.
I'd love to hear from an anonymous motion design studio producer or EP.
I second Tomm Moore.
Tomm would be great! I believe he is on the board already too.