Today I have the pleasure of speaking with my brother-in-law, Robert Huth.
Robert is a graduate of Ringling School Of Art & Design, where he studied for 4 years. After leaving school he took at a position at Blue Sky Studios in New York where he got to work on films such as Ice Age 3, Rio & Horton Hears A Who.
After leaving Blue Sky he took a position at Disney where he has been involved with films such as Frozen, (The Oscar Winning short) Paperman, Wreck it Ralph, Big Hero Six, and now as an Animation Supervisor on Zootopia.
If you haven’t seen Zootopia, I highly recommend it.
Ringling Thesis Film
Robert gives rave reviews to Ringling and clearly learned a ton in his 4 years on campus. He was in the Character Animation program where they focus deeply on great storytelling.
The final two years of the program are spent producing a thesis short film.
You write, direct, animate, composite, mix, edit your own short film, from scratch.
Here is Robert’s thesis. Not bad for a beginner.
In this interview we talk about his role on the film as well as a bit about his time at Ringling.