Today we chat with self proclaimed, “animation swiss army knife” Rudolph Boozaaier. Enjoy
Who is Rudolph Boozaaier and what do you do?
When people ask me ‘what I do’ I always tell them ‘I am an animation Swiss army knife’, as it always seems the best way to describe what I do. I have worked in the industry for about six years now doing everything from storyboards, writing, character design, illustrations and animation. I have done corporate videos, commercials and independent short films. Feature films will be next on my list soon.
I am obsessed with storytelling, animation and film in general, so the industry I am in is quite suited to me.
How would you define your style or art?
In a word, ‘fun’. I’ve been lucky enough to have worked on a lot of projects that required me to work on a lot funny and quirky subject matters. So I got to do expressive cartoony characters in hilarious situations, and I think that is what has always attracted clients to my work. Strong narratives and expressive characters.
What inspires your work?
Good stories. I prefer working on projects that have a narrative of some sort. Something I can sink my teeth into. Something that will entertain you.
What are you currently working on?
Nothing I can talk too candidly about. I’m working on multiple projects right now that will probably only be widely seen later next year. But one is a comic book and the other an animation short film, and that is about as much as I can say about that.
What advice would you give young creatives looking to do what you do?
Learn as much as you can, and tackle any opportunity that comes your way. Life is about experience and you should experience as much as you can. Not just about animation or illustration but life in general.
Where can our readers follow your work?
I’m not much of a social media type guy. I had a blog but I never updated the thing. If people want to see my work they can go to: http://www.behance.net/rudolphportfolio
Jean Claude van Damme or Steven Seagal? (90’s action stars, who do you prefer if you had to choose?)
Definitely Jean Claude van Damme. Have you seen how that man can split? Honestly between the two of them, I think JCD has definitely taken the most care of himself. He’s in his 50’s now and he still looks like he can beat you up. Steven Seagal on the other hand I’ll just outrun.