Everyone dreams of making it, of pursuing their dream and finding success. Whether it be as a young child lacing up the skates with dreams of one day playing in the NHL or dressing up in a costume for your elementary school pageant with stars in your eyes and silver screen ambitions. The dream is there. The drive is alive. The passion keeps you going when so many others tell you to grow up and give it up.
Sports and movies, while commonplace among childhood fantasies, isn’t the only category of dreamers. Some kids grow up looking at what they see on television and in movies and declare ”I can do that!” They brush aside the naysayers and take what they FantaSize about and make it a reality.
Some of the biggest and brightest stars and talents, some of which are now household names, have come from small towns. For example Justin Bieber came from the small town of Stratford, Ontario and started out posting YouTube videos. Now he’s a superstar, a global sensation and has made it.
Les Major is a local animator from Hamilton, Ontario. He’s not exactly new on the block and has been in the animation game for more than a decade. Mr. Major works independently on animation and has dabbled in both traditional animation as well as CG ‘toons. Working for yourself has it’s benefits. You are your own boss but you also have to pay the bills while you do what you love.
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