on October 18, 2013
Having the opportunity to work on a feature film project is a dream come true for all aspiring character animators. This month we’d like to showcase the work of former iAnimate student, Cesc Pujols. Cesc was hired by Sony Imageworks right after his graduation from iAnimate to work on the sequel of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs. Have a look at his final animation where appeal, genuine acting and solid body mechanics come together to create great entertainment.
on July 10, 2013
iA: What is the biggest thing you took away from your time at iAnimate?
I remember graduation day clearly. I stood under a blazing afternoon sun among my warrior classmates that flew or drove in from all over, shook hands with my heroes, a.k.a. instructors, seeing some of them face to face for the first time. I was finally partying with a group of folks that I respected greatly, with friends who knew exactly how challenging, humbling, and satisfying this process is. We all just finished one of the most grueling marathons ever.. which lasted many long months. The biggest take away from my iAnimate experience is gaining a great sense of accomplishment because I had pushed past many invisible ceilings and I grew beyond what I ever imagined. I had to find Jason Ryan, hidden in the crowd, to thank him for creating iAnimate. "You're absolutely welcome, mate! But really, it was all of you," he replied in his amiable Irish accent. For me, graduation was a culmination of my hard work and dedication towards something so elusive. A symbol of a long trail of empty coffee cups and countless evenings and weekends sacrificed by me and my loved ones so I can reach higher and go further. And no doubt, it was all worth it.