Hector Lopez

What is your name and your current occupation?
My name is Hector Lopez and I’m a character animator/game developer.


What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I did quite a few jobs in my days before getting into animation. The craziest I would have to say when I worked for a food distribution company. My job was a material handler working inside a freezer stacking pallets with frozen meats. We walked in there looking like Eskimos since the temperature inside was 0 degrees. I worked there for several months while I was in school. After a couple months I got used to it. Being inside a room at 0 degrees doesn’t bother me anymore. Unfortunately, since I was in school full time I could not keep up working there since it was a graveyard shift. School came first.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I’ve worked with several animation studios on loads of projects. The projects I had most fun on was doing flash animation on “Cheech & Chong Animated Music Video”, facial animation on “Red Dead Redemption” and “GTA IV Ballad of Gay Tony” for xbox 360 and PS3. I always enjoyed playing games like Grand Theft Auto and all Rockstar games for that matter.

Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I was born and raised in Los Angeles. After finishing up my studies in animation I started Continue reading