I recently went into the cave where Alan Waldo has nested. He battles the Render Buckets there with much vigor and vim… vim? Anyway, he’s very busy and focused on his task, so I had to ambush him to get his back-story. It went something like this:
ME: Alan! Guerilla interview – what’s your favorite color-
ME: -think fast- blue?
ME: What’s your favorite movie?
LAN: Blade Runner
ME: What’s that on your desk?
ALAN: Spider-man or J.J.?
ME: [breaks into laughter]- Nono, up top.
ME: What significance does he have to you.
ALAN: Um… he is my lord?
ME: Awesome… uh, like, the lord of 3D graphics?
ALAN: These days that would explain a lot, yeah.
ME: Oh, yeah, so what do you do here?
ALAN: Motion graphics…animation…getting pissed off at render farms, ya know.
ME: Where do ya hail from?
ALAN: Boston. Summerville… East.
ME: Do you like it in Santa Cruz?
ALAN: Yes. So far.
ME: Anything you’d like to add for posterity?
ALAN: This was all under duress.
Then I was unceremoniously ejected from the area like an aardwolf from a wombat burrow. Some day I will move that ejector button over to my desk.