Recently graduated from The National Film School of Denmark, William Reynish released his bachelor film Whole, that took one year to produce. Marius Iatan got William to reveal the project’s spicy moments that were put together in the amazing interview below. This, and some of William’s views on animation, 3D and creativity.
Marius Iatan: How did your professional skills evolve up to directing animation films? What would you choose instead, if you had to pick a different path?
William Reynish: I was always into animation. I grew up drawing a lot, and I liked to act. Animation is the natural combination of those two things. I worked as a character animator on other Blender projects such as Big Buck Bunny and Sintel.
An alternate career would be in software. I am passionate about software design.
There’s a huge opportunity to be the first really well-designed 3D app, and I think Blender should be it.
Marius: What were the turning points in your career – who or what inspired your life and where you are today?