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Animation Interview

Posted by Michael Bitton on Mar 12, 2010  | Comments

Animation Interview -'s Carolyn Koh spoke to Free Realms' Lead Animator Floyd Bishop in this latest interview discussing the challenges and benefits of animating a game targeted at children.

In the second of this series of interviews with SOE developers, about the differences in designing for adults and children, we speak with Floyd Bishop, a Senior Artist working on Free Realms and its lead animator. Floyd has over ten years of experience as an animator, having worked in film, television, commercials, and games, and I was curious to know what he had worked on and how different it was.

“I was a character animator for the first Ice Age movie and also for many commercials,” said Floyd. “With BottleRocket Entertainment, I was animating for a mature title where the ‘Wow factor’ was how visceral we could make the disemboweling but with Free Realms, our ‘Wow factor’ is all about the funniest pet tricks.”

Read the full interview here.

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