Frank Panucci - animator/illustrator [frankp]
What is expected of you in your job, and how do you accomplish it?
I do the work people pay me to do.
What links do you have on the Internet: website, blog, social networks?
Are you satisfied with the education that you received?
Sure, why not. Actually, I don't remember. I think it was okay.
With which types of persons do you feel you work well with as a team?
My own reflection in the computer monitor.
Which goals have you focused on in your professional career?
Get work. Pay bills.
Which publications associated with your field do you regularly read?
COMPUTER GRAPHICS WORLD
How are you different from others in your professional sector?
I differ In the exact total number of molecules which comprise my body.
How is the Interent changing the way you work?
I rarely need to leave my apartment for work-related activities.
Do you do telecommuting?
Do you feel your hobbies serve to elevate your career?
My hobbies have become my "career", such as it is.
Besides your current profession, what other things would you have liked to have been?
When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Save some excpetions, do you believe professional and personal relationships should not be mixed?
Mixed with what?
Jacques Ellul's Propaganda: The Formation of Men's Attitudes
Do you upload your work to the web? If so, where could we see it?
What role does technology play in your creative process?
Since 1996, I've been paperless. Technology influences my work by allowing me to create it without messy pens, brushes, inks, and paper.
What is art?
Fart minus the F.
Three creative ideas that you would have liked to have created?
BRAIN SALAD SURGERY
Why do so many artists and creators have such volatile personalities?
We're pissed off because we're not making any damn money.
Do you consider yourself postmodern?
Eh? Don't even remember what that means. I'm Post Toasties, I suppose. I am a cornflake cereal renowned for the "health and energy" it bestows.
How should a work of art be evaluated?
Paycheck = good.
No paycheck = bad.
What types of jobs do you usually do?
Animation, both 2D and 3D, illustration for advertisements, stories, and books, and musical scores.
Which websites do you frequently visit?
What do you do? What is your musical specialty?
Scores for kids' video, commercials, and my own projects. Produced a 2-CD set of themes for the Roylco toy company. Excerpts here:
Style: Combine pre-1977 ELP with DEVO, throw in a touch of Raymond Scott.
Do you work alone or in a group? If in a group, who are the others you work with?
Is there a web address where one can listen, see, or read some of your work?
How did you begin making music? Who introduced you?
Started on an AMIGA 500 with OctaMED.
Currently I use SONAR on a PC with an array of virtual synths and samplers.
Who introduced me? Me. I introduced me.
What was your musical education?
Listened to a bunch of music. Read lots of music theory. Listened to a bunch of music some more. Adopted the sounds I like best.
What is your creative process?
Compose in SONAR
Output individual dry tracks to VEGAS for mixing
Master in SOUND FORGE
How often do you practice?
Never. I compose but I don't perform.
Which musicians or groups have been inspiring to your career?
THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS
List three songs that are key to your life.
SMART PATROL/MR. DNA
KARN EVIL NINE IMPRESSION 3
BIRDHOUSE IN YOUR SOUL
What should be done to stop piracy?
What other things have you done to make a living?
Animation and Illustration. Some sound design and video editing. Whatever falls my way that I can do.
How do you find the balance between working to live and living to work?
I don't find it.
Please list something you have not yet done, but that you would definitely like to do someday.
To which other place in the world would you move without hesitation?
There's a nice house for sale next door.
Are there too many holidays in the work calendar?
Not enough holidays.
What is your opinion of the rise in popularity of plastic surgery and implants?
It's a thing of horror.
Places in the world that you have visited recently.
Bathroom, living room, grocery store.
What is that special film you never tire of watching?
Richard Elfman's FORBIDDEN ZONE
What is to come after consumist society?
A MAD MAX/SPONGEBOB hybrid.
What sports do you play and how often?
I never played sports. I have no sports knowledge.
How do you kill time?
In which city do you live? What are your favourite and least favourite things about it?
Baloney Town, Prakner, USA.
Favorite things: Quiet, can be switched off at will
Least favorite things: Roving baloney beggars, poor municipal services
A YouTube video about something that was significant to your life.
For you, what is "the good life"?
Not needing to work.
What is the secret to happiness?
Not needing to work.
Please list your philosophy of good health.
Don't get sick.
Frank Panucci - animator/illustrator
Baloney Town, Prakner, USA