Erik Westlund

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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Animation Instructor
Location Tucson, AZ, United States
Introduction Teaches animation of various dimensions and media while also serving as Academic Chair for Southwest University of Visual Arts located in Tucson, AZ. With a background that includes Fine Art, production work, and an odd list of prior occupations he is usually good for an interesting story now and then.
Interests animation, art, cinema, music, history (for the stories), strategy, tactics (which is not the same thing as strategy), bizarre and interesting theories about anything and everything
Favorite Movies Vincent, Iron Giant, Little Big Man, Marathon Man, The Man Who Planted Trees, Les Triplettes de Belleville, The Adventures of Prince Achmed, Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain, anything with Wallace and Gromit, The Monk and the Fish, The Big Snit, The Cat Came Back, Monsters Inc., The Nightmare Before Christmas, Koyaanisqasti, Screenplay, Ran, Seven Samurai, Fanny and Alexander, Monty Python's Life of Brian, Sherlock Jr., Wizard of Oz
Favorite Music Too many types, styles, and genres to mention them all, but nothing beats experiencing a solid Jazz ensemble... live.
Favorite Books The Art of Worldly Wisdom, Grammatical Man, Accidental Empires, Manwatching, The Illusion of Life, Animator's Survival Kit, Understanding Comics, A Mammal's Notebook

How do you pronounce the 'g' in bologna?

My, my, my... such a personal question.