I'm an Animator. I've been doing this for close to 20 years, and have met a lot of really cool people. I've been really lucky in my career (so far, knock on wood) and have been taught by some incredibly talented artists. I try to keep a positive outlook, even though I can be a jaded old fart.
I've animated and supervised animation in both traditional and computer animation I've also done a lot of visual development, story development and design. I've directed T.V. shows, commercials, supervised entire (traditional) productons (from boarding through Layout, animation, and clean-up), and worked in live action, as well as consulting on intellectual properties.
Animating is in my genes I think. I do it if I'm paid to or not. Everyone is a little nutty in some way, I guess this is mine.
I'm not in it for the money, I'm in it for love, man.