Happy Wednesday y'all!
I had the supreme pleasure of chatting with the animator Frank Gladstone recently, Frank (pictured) is a LONG time veteran of the animation industry, having worked for Disney, Warner Bros, DreamWorks, and more in his 45+ years in the industry. Frank is also currently the Executive Director for The International Animated Film Society (ASIFA - Hollywood).
I am excited to report that Frank with be hosting a series of vlogs on the Stage 32 Blog where he answers YOUR questions about the craft and business of animation!! So please comment below with your questions for Frank and I will pass them along! Feel free to ask multiple questions.
Frank is an avid storyteller with a lifetime of knowledge and amazing experiences!
Franks full bio:
Frank Gladstone has been working as a professional animator, producer, director, writer and teacher for more than 45 years. From 1973 to 1989, he managed his own Emmy award-winning studio, Persistence of Vision, producing commercials and educational films, and has since held management positions at Disney, Warner Brothers and DreamWorks, among others. He is currently the CEO of his own company, Gladstone Film, consulting on animation, filmmaking skills and story structure at major studios worldwide. Additionally, Frank continues to teach about animation, film history, production techniques and cinematic fundamentals at studios, secondary schools, colleges and professional guilds in North America, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. Frank recently directed the independent feature THE HERO OF COLOR CITY, has served as Artist-in-Residence for the ACME Network and on the board of directors of the Visual Effects Society He is the executive director of ASIFA-Hollywood, the world's largest honorary animation association, and is the executive producer of the animation industry's annual Annie Awards.