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Character Animation Student Interview - Daniela Lopez Malo

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

I did a little bit of motion graphics before VANAS, but didn't go further in the animation field. I participated in the making of documentary films for the university filming interviews and shots and video edition. So, I have basic knowledge of photography and video.

 

What were your motivations to take the program?

There aren't a lot of animation schools around here. But, when I heard in the university about VANAS, I thought it was a good opportunity to learn from experienced people of the industry.

 

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How has VANAS helped you?

Besides I didn't know anything about 3D animation, it helped me to have an idea of how things work in studios or in industry in general. I think that VANAS gave me the tools to start my journey and become a professional animator.

"I think VANAS gave me the tools to start my journey and become a professional animator"

 

 

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

How important it is to understand body language, because every movement has intentions and you have to show that.

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You have to be a good actor to be a good animator

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The fact that you have to be a good actor to be a good animator, and always bear in mind the animation principles and factors that may affect the acting choices.

 

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

My skills have increased a lot, as I mentioned before, I didn't do any 3D animation before VANAS.

 

What was your favourite class and teacher?

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Every teacher I had added new things to my learning process

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I don't have any, but I can say that every teacher I had during the program, added new things to my learning process, all of them, even the substitutes teachers. I liked the class about body language, human and animals, those classes really interested me and I would like to specifically learn more about animals.

 

 

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