Continuing this trend, we're happy to announce the hiring of animator Rachel Anchors.
Ghost Productions welcomes our newest animator Rachel Anchors.
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Born in Maryland and raised on Disney films, Rachel dreamed of becoming a traditional animator from age 8.
She nurtured that dream over the successive years by attending numerous creative summer camps and an art-centered high school, all of which prepared her to complete her B.F.A. at the California Institute of the Arts.
This was a major milestone in the pursuit of Rachel's lifelong career goal, for Cal Arts was founded by Walt Disney
, and remains one of his
greatest legacies to the arts.
Over the years, the school has produced several alumni who have profoundly influenced the field of animation, most notably Tim Burton.
After college, Rachel
returned home to Maryland, where she
sought to refine and enhance her
skills through the online Animation Mentor program, which is taught by industry insiders from such studios as Pixar
and Blue Sky.
Armed with a new confidence in her
artistic skills and driven by a desire to put them to work, Rachel
was drawn back to California by better job prospects.
There, she began teaching herself computer animation by learning Adobe Flash while working at Animax Entertainment.
Between stints at other studios, including Digital Tap
scored an opportunity to work on a major theatrical production, "Arthur Christmas," for Sony Pictures Animation
In the meantime, Rachel
future husband, then later moved with him to Minnesota when he
began attending a graduate program in public health at the U of M
Early in her
became aware of medical animation and was intrigued by the possibility of creating art that could empower and educate practitioners and patients.
So when Rachel
learned about Ghost Productions
from a friend at Flurry Studios
was prompt in contacting us.
Beyond the positive ethical implications, Rachel
is now eager to learn the technical specifics of medical animation.
In turn, she
is excited to apply her
extensive knowledge of character animation and narrative storytelling to the many productions that we are now creating in those areas.