Alessandro Baldasseroni

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What is your name and your current occupation?
My name is Alessandro Baldasseroni and I’m currently hired as one of the character modeling lead at Blur Studio.My job consists in creating (modeling and texturing) 3d characters and creatures.When I’m lead on a show ,¬† I take care of supervising the character assets , artistically and technically.

 

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I didn’t have many jobs in my life honestly, but I recall helping my parents at their restaurant as a barman and then¬† I had some experiences of web design and i was a cad operator before working full time in cg.

 

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Definitely the halowars cinematics and the work blur did on the pitch for the Goon feature film, also working on the star Wars : the old republic cinematics was pretty challenging . Also doing one of the NFL on fox robots for their pre game tv commercials was very rewarding.

 

How did you become interested in animation?
Just by chance, back in1996. , I was working in a networking company as cad operator , and by chance I Continue…

Ben McSweeney

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What is your name and your current occupation?
My name is Ben McSweeney, and I’m currently a Senior Artist (Cinematics Director) at Vigil Games (THQ).

 

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Used to set up Moon Bounces at parties, that was kinda wacky (part teamster, part carnie). Driving a Range Rover for a live zoo tour would probably be next weirdest.

 

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Red vs Blue Animated was a high point, I got to draw lots of fun gun-action and aliens, and it was nice to work on an established IP like the Halo series. And of course there’s Darksiders II, which is coming out this August.

 

How did you become interested in animation?
It’s always been something I’ve enjoyed watching, and when I Continue…