My first animation job as a freelance. I animated the camera, character and car.
Aquí está mi flamante primera versión de Demo Reel. Saludos!
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I’m very proud to announce my first interview as animator. YouAnimator get in touch with me and asked me if I would like to be interviewed as an animator with a successful future. Obviously I said YES!
Meet Albert Barba Cunill, a talented AM student from Spain with bright future. Albert is a big fan of the World Champion Spanish soccer team as well as Animation Mentor.
YOUANIMATOR: How long have you been involved with animation – and how did you originally get into it?
ALBERT: To be honest, I think that I’ve been involved since I was a child. I’ve always had artistic sensibility and I loved all related with drawings, movies and FX. I remember being a child I wanted to be technical in FX for Hollywood movies. This is not far from what I’m doing right now, my intuition was guiding me through the good path.
I completed a degree in “Electronic Art and Digital Design” in High School and in there I discovered 2D and 3D Animation. I learned with Maya software and I used it for more than 4 years, but I spent most of the time modeling with Nurbs, polygons, studying Fur, Cloth, PaintFX… I only spent 6 months learning 3D animation, and sincerely, I didn’t learned almost anything. I guess I didn’t have enough willing because It was very difficult for me and I was overwhelmed at the end.
Now I’ve discovered the animation through a different point of view. Knowing that you are able to create a character from scratch and give him to life is such a sweet feeling. Then, if this character produces laughs or tears to audience, well… then I will have achieved my goal: excite people.
Y: What do you think about the current school you attend (have attended)?
A: No doubt, for me Animation Mentor is the best animation school at the moment. The program gives you the opportunity to learn from the best professionals in the animation. And you can do it staying at home. For me it’s a unique experience and I’m making lots of friends and contacts. I hope they will serve in a near future! Anyway, I still have much to learn. I’ll finish the course in July 2011. Then I will focus on finding a good job.
Y: What would you consider the most crititcal aspect of character animation?
A: The hardest thing is to make believable what is not real. We are talking about a 3D character with no life, and bringing him to life requires a special sensitivity for observation and introspection. Small details are what really matters. The goal is to achieve a link between the audience and the character, and try they feel identified with what is happening. If finally happens, then the satisfaction is absolute. But it is very difficult to achieve it without the basics of animation. Without this base you will not get anything.
Y: what is the most difficult for you?
A: I still have much to learn, and I’m sure there are a lot of things that are very difficult and many of them I’ve still not discovered. I could tell you that the most complicated moment I had was when I was trying to animate a heavy object (external force) which was being manipulated by a character. External forces are very hard to comprehend when they interact with a character.
Y: Do you have any idols (role models)? (In animation and/or acting)
A: There are so many! But most of them I can’t remember the name. In the world of animation I would pick Chuck Jones (genious), Glen Keane, Matt Strangio (Animation Mentor student working on Pixar), Carlos Baena or Carlos Grangel (Character Designer). For me one of the best actors is Jim Carrey. His acting ability has no limits, has infinite performing choices. I just love his performance.
Y: What is your opinion of the rigs you can find on YouAnimator?
A: I still haven’t used them because Animation Mentor offers us their own characters rigs. However, in the near future I’ll download the rigs to practice.
Y: What are your dreams for the future? (can be animation related – doesn’t have to be)
A: Work as Animation Director in a feature film. I would love it, now that’s my goal, but I am a man who has many interests. Maybe in 10 years I’m working on music clips. What I do know is that I want to be creative the entire life, is the talent I have and I enjoy very much with it, so I’ll try squeeze it to the maximum.
Y: What is your ars poetica?
A: I think that if you believe in your opportunities and chances, then the reward will come to you someday. But you don’t have to wait for the 1 Million dollar call. You must believe in you, and if someday reward comes to you, this will be because you deserve it. The Passion and Love you show at your work are the keys that will open all the doors to success. And now, let’s fight for your dream!
A triptych design for the contact lenses online shop company Lensbase.
This is the new mascot design for a Crafts Shop called Q’dabé. It represents a paint drop and it’s focused for children. Hope you like it!
This is my last web design implemented through CSS in a WordPress Theme.
Por fin puedo anunciar que Caricatura Digital dispone de una nueva interfaz mucho más atractiva y actual.
¿Por qué este cambio?
“Renovarse o morir” está a la orden del día en el vertiginoso mundo de Internet, así que hemos querido cambiar de “look” (more…)
!Os presento mi nuevo proyecto web!
Me enorgullece presentaros una de las webs de caricaturas online más “chulas” de internet (tengo que hacer un poco de buena publicidad, hombre).
En ella podéis encargar vuestra caricatura online, tanto si queréis salir una, dos o muchas más personas en ella. Y de una manera muy muy facil y sobretodo ECONÓMICA. Además, hasta 2009 puedes aprovecharte de la oferta del ¡50% de descuento!
¿Estás cansado o cansada de no saber qué regalar? ¿Quieres que tu regalo sea el más original? Con CaricaturaDigital puedes tener una caricatura divertida y totalmente única, de manera FÁCIL y RÁPIDA. Seguramente será tu regalo más original en la fiesta a la que vayas.
Conoce paso a paso qué proceso seguimos en CaricaturaDigital desde que tu nos envías el material fotográfico hasta que te mandamos la caricatura.
Una boda, una despedida de soltero/a o una comunión son celebraciones que se merecen regalos muy especiales. Mira algunos de nuestros trabajos y sorprende a tus anfitriones.
Algunas personas ya tienen su caricatura digital. Si quieres verlas, visita la Galería de imágenes de la web.
Y además ¡Añade también tu dedicatoria a la caricatura!
¿Qué? ¿Os gusta la idea? ¡Pues ya sabéis! Si realmente queréis hacer un regalo divertido y original, no dudéis en pedir información en la web o solicitar directamente vuestra caricatura digital.
¡AH! Y estád al loro de las novedades que vayan saliendo en la web porqué a medida que pase el tiempo iremos ofreciendo nuevas posibilidades de regalo para tu caricatura.
Saludos a todo el mundo.