Moonlighting with Insomniac – May 2016 Edition
As you may or may not know, this year Moonlighting with Insomniac is focusing on diversity and women in the game development industry. That theme continues this month with our guest speaker, Insomniac’s very own Animator, Lindsay Thompson.
Lindsay attended Otis College of Art and Design with the initial intention of joining the Fashion Design Program, but in a snap decision changed her major to Digital Media at the last minute. There she discovered an unknown interest and talent for character animation. Upon graduating with a BA, she was hired at Rhythm and Hues in Los Angeles to work on Alvin and the Chipmunks and The Incredible Hulk. For the next 6-7 years she traveled the world, working on films at Weta Digital in New Zealand, Animal Logic in Australia, ILM, Disney, and Sony. Lindsay has played video games casually her whole life, but remembered playing Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction and noting how appealing and polished the animation was and always tucked Insomniac away in her brain as a place she’d like to work someday. When she saw the opportunity to apply, she jumped on it! She’s coming up on three years at Insomniac and feels so fortunate to be a part of the newly released Ratchet and Clank for PS4!
Please join Angela and I, along with our guest Lindsay, on Wednesday, May, 4th at 1:30 PM PT / 4:30 PM ET.
The comments section is open now for your questions so feel free to post away and we’ll answer you when we log in on 5/4/16. Please remember, we want to encourage open communication and informative discussions but we also need to be respectful around the subject. What subject are we being respectful of? Not sure that this is needed – but maybe I’m missing something.
Looking forward to talking with you soon!
-Kerri & Angela