For HouseSpecial Animator Chris Ohlgren, Pixels and Clay Are All in a Day’s Work

by Redshift Video
- Aug 7 2018 - 1 min read

Chris Ohlgren never imagined a career in animation. After studying business and Japanese in college, he was ready to try his hand at a job in Tokyo—until the Japanese economy crashed in 1991. Fortunately, he had already had a summer internship at an animation studio that he then turned into a full-time job. Now with more than two decades in the industry, Ohlgren talks about how far things have come; life on the job at HouseSpecial in Portland, Oregon; and what he likes about both stop-motion and computer animation.

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