Creative Lives — Animator and director Russ Etheridge: “Whatever you find fun will be the thing you become an expert at”
Having worked at both Moving Picture Company and Animade in London, animator and director Russ Etheridge recently made the decision to go freelance and relocate. With ten years of experience behind him, he is now based in Brighton, collaborating with studios such as Moth and the Wednesday Collective, as well as acquiring new clients like Micro Museums in New York. But his current reality isn’t one he believed possible while at university, admitting “I didn’t realise [animation] could even be a career.” He describes some of the skills, lessons and projects he’s collected along the way, and why change has become such an important factor to his development.
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