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.