Monday, November 14, 2011

The Bert Klein Interview -- Part I

If you've listened to many of these interviews, you know many animators, directors and designers were bitten by the animation bug early in their lives. Bert Klein is much the same in that regard, but he does have one difference with his peers ...

TAG Interview with Bert Klein

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His passion and talent were such that he managed to become a working professional in the cartoon industry while still in high school. At the time, he was a student in Rowland Heights High School's animation program, he was also working at Film Roman, juggling text books with pencils and animation paper.

His career progressed rapidly from there ...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

"It's over, they canned it." -Nice cliff hanger. Good interview.

Steven Kaplan said...

Thanks .. I thought it was an appropriate place to split the interview. :)

Anonymous said...

Bert--this is your dad...Great interview by the way. So nice to see that you were clean shaven for the picture.

James Nethery said...

A very inspiring guy with an inspiring backstory. Excellent interview! Can't wait for part 2.

Christopher M. Sobieniak said...

Bert sounds a little like me in those childhood days when I saw TV specials and books that showed how animation was done. Aside from not having a super 8 camera to fool around with myself, I never did get an Amiga 500 I was so in awe at seeing the in-store demo too. Bert certainly had a lucky start in his career!

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