Dana Boadway Masson
Owner/Director, Killerjellybean Animation
Film: The Wild, Everyone’s Hero, Chicago 10, Shallow Ground, Alpha & Omega, Rescue Heroes: The Movie, Café du Destin
Short: The Little Painter, Flat Frog
Video: Rolie Polie Olie: The Great Defender of Fun and William Joyce’s Rolie Polie Olie: The Baby Bot Case
Television: The Santa Claus Brothers, Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Kids, The Backyardigans and Independent Lens
Game: Halo 3 and Halo 3: ODST
Commercials: Chuck E Cheese, Geico Gecko
Did You Know?
My current focus (besides Animation Mentor and my 2-year-old son!), The Café (working title), is a short animated film project I’ve been working on for about 4 years now, and will be focusing on for the rest of the summer/fall 2014. Pre-production artwork/models can be seen on the Killerjellybean Animation Facebook page. I am also taking up the ukelele.
What Dana’s Students are Saying
Dana is a very helpful mentor who encourages me to look and think about my shots differently than my prior mentors. She pushes performance within the confines of body mechanics, ultimately building the character from the inside-out without neglecting the intent of this course. Dana also encourages exploration in terms of style and exaggeration, often showing ways to add flair to our projects within our Q&As. She is very good about responding to questions outside of class as well.
I think Dana is a wonderful mentor who cares about her students. Her Q&As are incredibly helpful and she even goes overtime in class to answer additional questions, so very often we get more than an hour which is very appreciated.