Talented animator Nicholas Waterton joins the team this week, relocating to the sunny climes of Newcastle to help during a period of unprecedented growth for Arcus. We though we’d ask him a few questions in advance of him taking his rightful place at the desk by the window.
How’s it going, bro?
Very tired, there’s an awful lot going on at the moment, but I’m also excited and optimistic.
What’s the highlight of your career?
Getting this job obviously! A close second would be an animation I worked on for Iffley Road, which was drawn with charcoal and pastels. I also got to live out a childhood dream of writing and producing the soundtrack.
Flattery will get you everywhere, Nick. What’s the lowlight of your career so far?
It’s impossible to pick one particular flop from a lifetime of them, though I should add that these were before I started doing this professionally.
What are your favourite things in life?
Making stuff. Art, animation and music.
What is a weird fact about you?
I’ve a black belt in Ju-Jitsu
Remind me not to mess with you! What is your favourite animal?
Cats. Because cats.
What is your favourite Nicolas Cage movie?
Oh man, all work just stopped in the studio while we basked in the glory of that. Thank you for that gift! Do you believe in ghosts?
Do you believe in aliens?
The universe is a big place, I’d be surprised if there wasn’t life somewhere out there.
Just so I know whether I’m removing the PC speakers from your desk, what is the best album of all time?
The Sound of the Smiths, The World of Chopin or Selected Ambient Works by Aphex Twin.
Okay, the speakers can stay. Why is your best friend your best friend?
He knows every detail of my life and can still stand the sight of me.
Good Lord, Nick! What have you done in your past life? What secrets do you have?
I don’t give up my secrets just like that!
Well, I’m terrified for my life now but I can’t wait to have you in the office! Cheers Nick!