Getting Animated

Moses Koo ’22

Moses Koo

Moses Koo always wanted to be a storyteller, just like his dad.

At TU, the mass communication and electronic media and film major focused on live-action short films and wedding videos. Animation never crossed his mind.

But then he landed an internship too good to pass up at DreamWorks Animation. He was an HR training intern, helping incoming artists learn the way the agency operates.

This past February, he started full-time as a production assistant for “DreamWorks Dragons: The Nine Realms,” a spinoff television show based on the popular “How to Train Your Dragon” movie series.

Koo’s role is to make sure episode production goes smoothly: working with animators in post-production, taking notes during meetings, running through animatics, doing frame counts and sharing information with overseas studios.

While most of his fellow graduates are working 9 to 5 jobs, Koo describes his as a noon to 9. That’s because he still lives in Towson and works remotely with coworkers in California.

A benefit to living in Towson is Koo remains close to his mom and dad. How do they feel about their son working for a major production studio?

“They are just happy I found a job,” Koo laughs.