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Character Animation Student Interview - Pedro Saldahna Werneck

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

From 2002 to 2015, I served as Director of RW Cine Brazil, a film production company based in Rio de Janeiro specializing in independent documentary work. In 1999 I worked at Tibet Films and Estudios Mega, Rio de Janeiro as 3D Generalist and Motion Graphics/VFX. Creating 3D animations and professional Motion Graphics VFX for music video clips, corporate videos and commercials. In 1996, I worked as 3D Generalist and video editor at MultRio.


What were your motivations to take the program?

I learned animation on the fly, working in production companies, I decided to take the course because I wanted to improve my animation skills through an official animation education process.

Screen Shot 2017-03-23 at 5.08.08 PMHow has VANAS helped you?

VANAS helped me put together my skills in the Motion Art of Animation.

"VANAS helped me put together my skills in the Motion Art of Animation."

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

I learned how to Lip-Sync during the course and for me it was a very important skill to learn.

"I feel more confident applying for Jobs"


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

Now I feel more confident applying for Jobs in the animation area, and my career as a Documentary Filmmaker helps in the foundations of movie making process for animation.

What was your favourite class and teacher?

Dialog Lip-Sync

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