animation

IKP 006: Interview with Randy Valiente part 1

IKP interviewed Randy Valiente and Filipino Comics Arist and Writer. In this first part, we talked about; how He discovered comics, His writing career in the local comics scene, how he broke-in the international comics scene as an illustrator, His recent works in the gallery art scene, His thoughts about the animation industry, His travel stories and more.

Illustration Commissions and Blog

Sexy Fart Illustration for Bananaboy
Sexy Fart Illustration for Bananaboy
Beanhead illustration Commission
Beanhead illustration Commission or a flying horse over a fence.

These are two of the Illustration Commissions I did last December. One from Bananaboy and the other from Beanhead. It so weird that I never get to know their names like it was classified or something. As long as I’m paid I’m happy.

Short Blog:
Animation_Fair

I am planning to go to the First Quezon City Animation Fair today. I’d like to see what’s there to experience. This is one of the perks of being a freelancer. Normally I won’t be able to do this unless I really file for a leave and hope it will be approved.

Inside Out with Pete and Ronnie

I was invited to attend the Press Conference of the Disney/Pixar animated feature Inside Out. The Prescon was held at Makati Shangri La Hotel last August 7, 2015 with the special guests; on of the the most acclaimed Filipinos in the US, Ronnie del Carmen to promote the animated movie he co-directed, Disney-Pixar’s “INSIDE OUT.” He is joined by the Oscar-winning Pete Docter, director of “INSIDE OUT. Inside Out opens in Philippine Cinemas, August 19, 2015.


I was able to record the prescon’s Q and A in my cellphone, please use a headset while listening as the audio is really low, sorry about that.

It was my first time to enter inside the Makati Shangril La hotel, I was really delighted, I loved the food and the place, but the true highlight of the day was the Press Conference proper. Special thanks to Jerard Uy and Jay Gonzales for the invite.

Toon City Academy Graduate na Ako!

tooncity
certificate and freebies after the workshop

Matagal ko ng pangarap magtrabaho bilang animator, nung bata kasi ako mahilig akong magbasa ng komiks at manood ng mga cartoons sa TV. Dahil siguro dun kaya ako nahilig sa pagdodrawing. Bago ako grumaduate ng college nagsearch-search na ako sa internet tungkol sa animation at sa mga options kung saka-sakali.

Education ang tinapos ko pero wala akong balak magturo, ang una kong naging trabaho ay Call Center Representative, sabi ko noon 6 months to 1 year lang, pero ito’y naging 6 years hehe. Sa aking pag-attend ng mga komiks convention, dumami ang aking mga nakilalang animators, isang madalas na sinabi nila mahirap ang animation, totoo naman, alam kong di madali ang mag-animate, yng iba kong nakilala di tumagal sa animation. Tinanong ko rin sila kung paano makapasok, at nadiskobre ko rin na mahirap kang makapasok kung hindi ka animation graduate at wala ka pang experience.

Habang nasa call center ako gumawa naman ako ng komiks, para di ako kalawangin sa pagdodrawing. 2008 sinubukan kong mag-apply sa Toei sa libis nakita ko kasi yung ad nila, pasado naman, umabot ako sa interview pero di natuloy ang training, di pa malinaw sakin kung bakit. 2010 sinubukan ko rin mag-apply sa Toon City sa unang pagkakataon, di ako natawagan sa training.

Nagsawa na ako sa pagiging call center agent, masaya ako sa mga kasama ko sa trabaho, ok rin ang sahod pero sawa na talaga ako sa pagtanggap ng mga tawag, kaya nung sinabihan ko ng schoolmate kong si Roelito na mag-apply bilang illustrator/Web Designer/ Graphic Artist tinanggap ko agad. Matapos ang higit isang taon, naisipan kong maging freelance artist, dahil sa pagiging freelance artist ko, may oras ako para umattend ng mga workshops. Sa kagustuhan kong matuto ng animation, kahit may bayad, nag-sign up ako sa Toon City Academy, Basic animation workshop, 8 weeks yun. Tinuruan kami sa workshop na mag-traditional animation at nung bandang huli digital. Sobrang natuwa ako sa training, ambabait ng mga tao at lahat ng maisip kong tanong ay may sagot.

Tapos na ang training, nakuha na rin namin ang aming certificate, magsisimula na kami sa Lunes. 🙂 yeh! sa wakas trabaho ko na ang dream job ko.