Meet our directors: Rocketpanda

Tue 03 Apr 2012

You’ve seen our fantastic talent; now we’re giving you the opportunity to find out a bit more about the personal side of our artists – what inspires them? What makes them tick?

Week by week we’ll be going through our roster with a series of questions. This week we're interviewing our new addition to the jelly house director team, Rocketpanda!

Who are you idols?
Motion graphics-wise I'd say Buck LA, they always make great stuff, but I've been a huge fan of UK-based Studio AKA when, years ago, they were the first making cool motion graphics.

What’s your favourite snack while working?
Corn flakes. No, seriously, I could eat one entire box in one day (probably less).

What’s your favourite music to work to?
Punkrock, Indie Rock and Chiptunes are my fave, but I listen to a lot of stuff!

What’s the highlight of your career so far?
When I received the first mail from Jelly! Well I am serious, because it's related to the fact that people all around the world love the stuff I make, and wow it inspires them. Well that is amazing.

What was the most stressful job and how did you resolve it?
Just a couple of hours ago I finished a 30 second TV ad. There was only one week to shorten the original one minute animation and produce new parts. It took me 12 hours of work per day, and all the best After Effects and Cinema 4D tricks I know to be as fast as possible and keep up the best possible quality.


What’s the best technical discovery for you?
Internet, should I say more? I also love astronomy, so anything space related is amazing to me. The Rocket in Rocketpanda is an homage to the Saturn V, the rocket that took the man on the moon (if that happened for real).

Who’s your dream client?
I would like to work for Google. Speaking about something different, I'd also love to work for some bands such as Radiohead or more Indie ones, it would be a great challenge.

Describe your work in 3 words
Dynamic, clean, elegant and panda. (that's four, sorry!)

What’s your favourite decade and why?
The 80's, without any doubts. I grew up with great movies such as the Goonies and Tron and with a Commodore 64 that, believe it or not, introduced me into animation. Also, during the 80s', my parents bought me one of these, it was instant love.

3 strange facts about you
1. I love to stare and drool at colourful repeating tiles with shifting colours (see Hotel Trip)
2. I never learnt to swim.
3. I've been the singer in a punkrock band named "I met George Washington" though I never met him.