Olivier Cotte

Olivier Cotte

Olivier Cotte worked as an animation and computer artist for movies, and as a animation director between 1987 and 2002. He is a journalist, historian and animation teacher. He studied in fine art school and at the Sorbone and started making his first films at the age of fourteen. He collaborates as a journalist on numerous film animation and new digital tools magazines. He has written nine books on animation, of which one is a technical and historic world encyclopedia of animation “Il était une fois le dessin animé” (Once Upon A Time…in Animation - 2001), two monographs about animation directors (David Ehrlich, Georges Schwizgebel) and has also translated a book on animation methods “The Animator’s Survival Kit” by Richard Williams into French. He also works with international animation festivals and major events in animation as a selection jury member and jury member and lecturer on animation history and teaches in several animation schools in France and around the world.

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Journalist, historian and animation teacher. He has written six books on animation, of which one is a technical and historic world encyclopedia of animation “Il était une fois le dessin animé” (Once Upon A Time…in Animation - 2001.

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