Zack's Open Road

  • INTERVIEWED BY:

    Design Roadtrip

  • INTERVIEW LOCATION:

    New York, NY

ZACK LYDON

Animator
Framestore

“Persistence, passion, and patience will take you a long way.”

INTERESTS:

Art Design

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Determination Hard Work Passion Perseverance Hobbies & Pastimes Failure Focus Values Experience Exploration Choices Planning Inspiration Instincts Talent Success

FOUNDATION:

Being Creative

TAGS:

art, artist, computers, confidence, discouraged, drawing, expectations, failure, failures, focus, hard work, improvement, passion, patience, persistence, starting out, studio, success, talent, work hard

BIOGRAPHY:

  • Always loved drawing; he knew he wasn't the greatest artist, but he also knew he wanted to improve.
  • He went to the School of Visual Arts in New York City and majored in computer art.
  • The college had a close relationship with Framestore, so after graduation, he got his foot in the door as an intern.
  • In 2013, Framestore won a host of visual effects awards for their work on the film Gravity.
  • Says that the drive to improve will give you the leg up on someone who is naturally talented because you'll be prepared to work hard.
  • Believes that once you learn and accept that you'll have to work hard, that hard work gets easier.
  • Says familiarizing yourself with the vast scope of jobs that are out there helps ease the pressure of trying to fit yourself into one box.
  • Says it's hard not to rush through your work, and to want to be really good at something really quickly, but you have to have patience.

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