3D Character Animation: Erick Gonzalez

VANAS gave me everything I needed to develop my carrer, to become a profesional 3D animator and to find a clear way to the work I was looking for.

Can you tell us a bit of your art background prior to VANAS?

I was a student in universidad iberoamericana puebla, in Mexico , where I studied " digital design in interaction and animation" and I choose to become an animator as a carrer, my university spoke about VANAS, and if I didn't heard about it, I would be completly lost on where to start as an animator.

What were your motivations to take the program?

I have always wanted to become an animator, and work in movies or videogames.

How has VANAS helped you?

VANAS gave me everything I needed to develop my carrer, to become a profesional and to find a clear way to the work I was looking for.

Can you mention some A-ha! moments during your education?

Every time I watch animation, if I notice something wrong with it , I can point it out , like unbalanced characters, twining and other things , my eye is now trained to recognize the animation principles and when something I see is missing them I can tell, when I realized this it was my A-ha! moment, becasue that meant I was learning.

How do you compare your art skills before and after VANAS?

As an artist , I have practiced diferent diciplines, Im a musician and I also consider myself a painter, and the vanas clases where the only place where just by hearing my teachers words, I knew their teachings where pure gold, before being in vanas, my animation skills where shamefull, and now they are decent , im by no means good at it, but now I know what I have to do to be better.

What was your favorite class/topic (why?)

Animation texture and rythm, as someone who studied music for 2 years, I found very interesting the concept of rythm in animation, and I could find some concepts that matched in animation and in musical theory to convey emotion, and to make people fell something by watching your work, is the most important part about animating.

Is there anything you would like to add?

This diploma is worth every single penny.

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