Manage episode 286430939 series 2508457
Mark Anthony Austin is known to #StarWars fans as Boba Fett in A New Hope #SpecialEdition. As a Boba Fan his whole life, it was a dream come true to play Fett in ANH. Join us as we talk about his Star Wars journey and donning #BobaFett's #Mandalorian armor.
After earning his Bachelor of Arts Degree from West Surrey College of Art and Design in Surrey, England, Mark went on to make the filmed animated short, “Father” that would later be nominated for a BAFTA and eventually win numerous awards. Soon after, Mark started his career in earnest at the Wyatt Cattaneo Animation Studio in London overseeing the commercial campaigns of the company’s largest European brand names, including Tetley Tea Bags, Ribena and the Swiss Bank Corporation.
In 1993 Mark moved to LucasFilm’s Industrial Light and Magic to work on Steven Spielberg’s “Casper” and then given charge of the creature animation for the first “Star Wars” Special Edition. Mark soon moved on to Walt Disney Feature Animation as a supervising animator on such projects as “Dinosaur,” “Treasure Planet,” Disney World’s 3D attraction: “Mickey’s Philharmagic,” followed by “Chicken Little" and then “Bolt.”
June 2009 to June2014 - Head of Animation at The Third Floor Inc., the world's leading and only international pre-visualization company. During his 5 years there Mark has had the privilege of working closely with such directors as Steven Spielberg ("Warhorse"), Sam Raimi ("Oz the Great and Powerful"), Joss Whedon ("Avengers"), Peter Berg (“Battleship”), Rob Cohen (“Medieval”), Guy Ritchie (“Lobo”) and Marcus Nispel (“Conan”).
Keep up with us on twitter: Twitter.com/ATGcast
Follow us on Facebook - https://www.FaceBook.com/AroundTheGalaxy
Follow us on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fletzerpete
Keep up with all the latest Star Wars news, reviews, and the Beyond the Blast Doors shows at www.BeyondTheBlastDoors.com
Do you like #BeyondTheBlastDoors and want more? Consider supporting the BTBD guys on Patreon! You can help guide how they create more content, and have it tailored to what you like. Check it out! #Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/BeyondTheBlastDoors--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/atgcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/atgcast/support