Tomorrow's Animators

When JMC Academy decided recently to expand and update their animation programs, bringing the right people on board to contribute ideas and expertise was a major step. 

A new teacher, Jeff Pratt, comes with many years of experience both as a professional animator with Pixar and as a teacher in the US and England. 

Jeff's working life actually began in mechanical engineering. He earned his degree at Purdue University and began working for NASA as a Space Shuttle Systems Engineer at Kennedy Space Centre. 

After developing an interest in animation he left NASA to study graphic design and computer animation. Landing a job at Pixar following graduation, he worked on projects including 'Toy Story' 1 and 2, 'A Bug's Life', 'Monsters Inc' and as a modeler and rigger for 'Finding Nemo'.

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