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Trevor Hogg chats with Bill Westenhofer about his career and the art of making visual effects...

“My grandmother painted but that’s about it,” replies Bill Westenhofer when asked whether he came from an artistic family.  “I started drawing and painting.  I would make flip books in second grade and sell them to double my milk money.  I was into animation at the time.  At first I wanted to be a Disney animator; that was my initial thought but I’m growing up on the East Coast and approaching college age I had to think practically.  ‘You don’t have a connection out there.  It doesn’t seem real.’  I still wanted to do it but at that time I began playing with computers a bit.   It was my art teacher who suggested that I should try graphics out.  I enjoyed that.  I thought, ‘Maybe I should be a programmer? »

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