Tell us about yourself!
I am a junior pursuing 3-D character animation from San Juan, Puerto Rico. I’m mainly interested in working in films and commercials but game animation is also on the table. I take part in the student ambassador program as well as TA for Professor Bernardo Warman.
What area of animation do you enjoy the most and why?
3-D Character Animation just spoke to me. I’m mainly a computer guy and I love seeing the innovations being made to revolutionize the way we make animation and film.
What is a challenge that you’ve had to overcome?
One of the many challenges I had to overcome was confidence. Making pieces and showcasing them was a bit of a challenge with me but as time passed, I pushed myself to show my stuff more often and gained that confidence back.
What advice would you give yourself as a freshman?
One thing that I would say to my freshman self is that mistakes are bound to happen especially as a freshman. Learn from those mistakes because freshman year is a unique time full of change and learning opportunities. Making mistakes is part of that experience.
What inspires you during a difficult project?
Thinking of the outcome is what motivates me the most. The more time I put into a project, the more fleshed out it will be. Critique is also a good motivator for me because it puts me on the path to making the project even better.
What experiences have stood out to you?
This summer, I attended SIGGRAPH for the first time as a student volunteer and it was an amazing experience to get to know people and dive deeper into the industry including industry trends. It was an eye opening experience that I would suggest everyone here to do!
What made you decide to go to SCAD, and when did you choose to go to SCAD?
For me, it was important to find a good combination of student life, academics, and facilities. I am even more excited for the new curriculum and it assured me I made the right decision.
Do you have a favorite animated movie?
The Iron Giant is my favorite movie in general. I love the 1950s Americana aesthetic and I find the Cold War interesting. This, in combination with the great writing and animation, makes this the perfect movie.
Thank you Glenn for taking the time to answer these questions for us! Find more of his work on his Website and Instagram!