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Harry Partridge Interview by Animation Aficionados

Harry Partridge Interviewed by Animation Aficionados in a recent (August 18, 2011) podcast interview that goes into some detail about Harry's work, techniques and inspirations. Well worth listening to, although it could have done with either some editing down or, as Harry points out, more explanation for the audience about some of the things being talked about.

However, people who've seen Harry's GoAnimate video may like to listen to the first 10-15 minutes for Harry's commentary on GoAnimate and the motivation behind his animation, which reaffirms his indifference to GoAnimate as he stated on Newgrounds in his animation description:

For the record I am indifferent to the software. I have no problem with people wanting to create animation with it for fun as long as those with loftier ambitions aren't letting their skills stagnate. I spent a lot of time with 3D movie maker as a kid because I didn't know how else I could create animation and I really wish I had discovered flash sooner. Brad Bird began his first animated film at 11 years old so you're never too young to start! 
So please remember that my animated counterpart is a caricature in more ways than one; I didn't really jump on a horse when Skyrim was announced and I'm not about to go postal on someone who wants to use some gimmicky animation software, just consider the alternatives. 
- Harry Partridge
Not only is Harry not that against GoAnimate as a fun tool but it wasn't that long ago that he was also a Family Guy fan and admits that the simplistic way the show is drawn partially inspired him to get into animation (because he thought the show made animation look easy).

Anyhow, not to harp on. I just wanted to draw your attention to this interview because it's easy to think Harry's audience speaks for Harry, when Harry is really a much deeper and more thoughtful person than the knee jerk commentary his animations often attract. Plus listening to someone talk about their own work is always worth while.


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