A couple weeks ago our Director of Communications, Josh Colfer, got to pay a visit to Jackson Elementary to talk a bit about the world of animation and history of Prodigi Arts for their annual career day. He had the chance to speak to 4th and 5th grade students about where animation came from, and what it looks like today with all the technology and software we now have have access to.
"I think what makes these visits so fun is you get to see kids who are on the cusp of discovering their passions and interests," remarked Colfer. "I think it was easy to describe what we do and who we are to kids in the classroom because, in a sense, all of us that make up Prodigi are youthful and passionate about what we create. That pride in your work is something that kids know very well, and that's what makes them spend hours on something adults might deem insignificant."
His emphasis on staying true to creative inklings and interests is somewhat of a mantra for the life of Prodigi's principal, Chris O' Conner, who grew up acting in plays, singing on stage and most of all, sketching everything he could see. Throughout the years he seized every opportunity he could to create something. When he founded Prodigi Arts in 2008, none of that really changed.