Animation alumni Bill Hodman to visit on Oct 24th
Bill Hodman, animation alumni of Ballyfermot College is giving a talk on his work and practice next Monday October 24th 10am at the Anna Brett Hall, Media Building. All animation students are welcome to attend.
Bill was born and grew up in Arthurstown, a small town in County Wexford, Ireland. He moved to the United States in the summer of 1995 and became a naturalized US citizen in early 2004.
He attended the Senior College Ballyfermot in Dublin, where he studied animation. A month before graduation he was offered an internship with Walt Disney Feature Animation in Orlando, Florida. He worked as a 2D layout artist there for almost 9 years on the feature films Mulan, Tarzan, Lilo and Stitch, and Brother Bear.
Bill has worked for two of Disney’s studios — the first in Orlando, Florida from 1995 to the studio’s closure in 2004, and the second in Sydney, Australia from 2004 to that studio’s subsequent closure and the end of his department’s work in late 2005.
Bill now works in 3D animation at Blue Sky Studios in White Plains, New York, where he has been employed since early 2006.