Shéelu Jefferson Nah

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What is your name and your current occupation?
Shéelu Jefferson Nah, Designer for Renovatio 3d.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I had couple of jobs two during high school my first job was in a del making sandwiches in my first and second year of high school I also was taking extra course on business so my day was high school early, then mid day business school then work. My second job was a retail store Macy’s working as casher and stocking and folding cloths during my third and fourth year of high school. Couple of months to graduating I encounter a health problem send to the hospital for one month with that I couldn’t work. I also work as a Security officer during college, Grocery stock employee after college for a three years , after a while carrying these eggs boxes that weight like 80 pounds I said to myself this is not helping my health.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
The last project I worked on was Powermat portable wireless charging system and Summer Sport Paradise Island for the Wii, The Wii game I’m really proud of because I was able complete a environment working form concepts within one week including texture map, and also Continue…

Heber Alvarado

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What is your name and your current occupation?

My name is Heber Alvarado and I am working proffesionally as a Senior Artist with Microsoft Game Studios. I also freelance on film projects and teach character modeling at local schools from time to time.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I had a couple jobs in high school but the craziest one was working in a warehouse driving a pallet jack  (like a mini forklift of sorts) you were basically lifting heavy boxes all day and had to make a “daily quota” or you would be fired. Needless to say I was there about 5 days into it when I crashed my pallet jack into a large beam that had lots of boxes full of eggs stacked on top. It was a disaster , a domino effect if you will. After getting chewed out by the supervisor over it and having to clean it up I decided I was never going to work that type of job ever again, lucky to say I never did.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Recently wrapped up a couple of cinematic trailers for a client (Saints Row 3 and Rift) that is pretty recent work and It proved very rewarding, got to work with close friends on them and learn a lot from them as well.  Before that it would have to be when Continue…

Starr Allen Shaw

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What is your name?
Starr Allen Shaw
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
“I once made a 3D pre-vis film for Nextel that ending up making a multi million dollar sale. I help design the Nascar Car of Tomorrow inspection platform that is still used in Nascar today.  But, by far one of my most favorite… and proud of projects is a game my brother, a friend and I made together in just a little over 2 months for the Apple iPad & iPhone called BattleNoidz (Available on iTunes) LOL. ”

 

What would you say has been your primary job in animation?
For most of my Computer Graphics career (Since the early 90’s) I have been a 3D artist. I have done my share of animation, video, short corporate films,  and web media. The smaller the company I work for, the more animation I seem to do.  I often have to wear an Animators hat when its called for. So, I would say I primarily do 3D Pre-Visaliaztion Animated films, well at lest I did for many years before I started working in the game industry.

How did you become interested in animation?
“I remember when I was young I was lucky enough to meet Don Bluth at a mall in southern California. I think it was the mall.  He was sketching there and I was able to walk away with a signed sketch of Dirk from Dragons Liar.  I do not remember where the hell that sketch ran off too… I lost it.  But, anyway, I remember going to the art warehouse somewhere in Pasadena, and getting my parents to buy me tons of Cels, Pegboards and Cel paint for my next animated feature film. 🙂
My dad made me a Rotating Light Table for painting cells and I somehow got a 8mm film camera with a stop motion trigger for doing animation.  I can not remember if I actually even finished any animation…. but do remember working allot on my own kid version of the next dragons lair. LOL”

Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I am from Southern California. My first CG job was in Hollywood.  I started making little animated banners for websites, and Shockwave Director applications.  Now I am a bit of a CG nomad and really move to where there is work to be done.  I have travel and worked from coast to coast.

What’s a typical day like for you with regards to your job?
These days I work in the game industry.  I am a CG generalist, so I will do a lot of Tech Art, Rigging, 3D Modeling and Animation.

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Yinxuan Li Dezarmenien

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What is your name and your current occupation?
Hi, my name is Yinxuan Li Dezarmenien, I’m a freelance 3D illustrator, character designer and character modeler.

 

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I don’t have any crazy jobs before,  if the housewife count as a job, that’s the only job I have done,  but unfortunately that’s not the one I’m very good at.

 

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Not yet, I started to work as a freelancer just about three years ago, I loved every work that I have done,  and tried to do the best each time, but for now, I’m still learning and improving, I’m hoping and waiting that one day I will be part of some great projects, something that I can be proud of.

How did you become interested in animation?
I was interesting in drawing manga when I was a teenage girl, but I was not allowed to draw anything, because Continue…

Titouan OLIVE

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What is your name and your current occupation?
My name is Titouan OLIVE, I’m currently working and living in France and I freelance my work all over the world since several years now.  As a freelance 3D artist I work in many fields and offer a large variety of services I work for games, films, prototyping, add, architecture, etc.. I really enjoy working this way, I learn new things on each project and each project is a new challenge.

 

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Nothing really crazy I’m afraid. I’ve made some gardening and also worked in a supermarket during the holidays to pay my studies.

 

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I think I don’t really have a favorite project in particular but I’m happy to have been lead character artist on an animated short film and to have been able to work for various clients all over the world in Miami, San fransisco, London etc.. I’m proud, to have been able to drive each mission with success and to see my clients happy and pleased with my work.

 

Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I think I always wanted to be an artist. First I started to draw comics and I then discovered 3D through the first 3D videos games. It was something new but already incredibly promising for artists. Since I was 10, I’ve been Continue…

Luis Zúñiga

 

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What is your name and your current occupation?
My name is Luis Zúñiga, and I’m an artist at Fair Play Labs, what I do there is concept art, illustration, background art,

What is your name and your current occupation?
My name is Luis Zúñiga, and I’m an artist at Fair Play Labs, what I do there is concept art, illustration, background art, UI design, UI animation, UI integration, 3d animation, modelling, rigging, texturing and unity 3d integration.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Well, I’m not the craziest person, but I’ve done handicraft, I worked at a couple of shops, I’ve been a pizza making/delivery guy, a guitarist for tips, and I’ve done some construction work before going to college at age 18, since I began to study digital animation, all work I’ve done has been in the animation/illustration area.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I loved to be part of Poster Punch’s second and fourth exhibition, The Pin-up Drink and Poster Punch Open MMXIII, I also loved to be part of El Obsequio, my graduation project, I’m glad we were able to get the work done and to create something we felt and still feel very proud of, that graduation project was under my name only, but I am really grateful to the +20 people that was by my side working on it. At Fair Play I’ve been part of +12 video games and I liked the team dynamics in most of them, but there’s one that I totally loved being part of, mostly because it is till now our most ambitious project of them all, Color Guardians, and its almost done, I love to work on my solo and team projects, all of them have been great and have taught me a lot, but those I mentioned are the ones that comes first to my mind.

Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I’m from Costa Rica, and my insertion to the animation/illustration business came naturally, I was Continue…