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David Viramontes

Mexico and Canada,  Mexico City and Vancouver Vancouver Film School,  Animation and Visual Effects,  January 16, 2015
Hello! I'm David, Mexican / Canadian animator, born in Canada but raised in Mexico. Last year I attended Vancouver Film School to learn animation and visual effects. This film is the result of a whole year of hard work, learning, and growth. It is a cartoon about a hungry and sleepy bear, inspired on what I feel on the weekends and mostly from the morning and afternoon cartoons I used to (and still) watch when I was younger. Laughter has always been a huge motivation for me, so I hope to at least bring a smile to your face when you watch my work.

I love animation, storytelling, and would love to continue doing this the rest of my life. This year I plan on finishing my bachelor in animation and digital arts on Tecnologico de Monterrey at Mexico and the next one who knows. I feel like any opportunity is a good one to grow as an artist and that as an animator my path is just beginning. Thank you!
  • Animation
  • Design
  • Editing
  • Lighting
  • Look Development
  • Modeling
  • Pre-visualisation
  • Rigging
  • Story Development
  • After Effects
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Maya
  • Mental Ray
  • Mudbox
  • Nuke
  • Photoshop
  • Renderman
  • Zbrush
  • Student of the Year
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  • March 03, 2015
All shots where boarded in 2D, and then iterated on on the 3D layout process. I learned as I went so if you see the first version of the animatic and compare it to the last one it turned out very different. Over 2 hours of reference was recorded for the animation. One of the greatest challenges was to get the acting and timing right, some of the shots are quite long and have a lot of acting beats, the tricky part was choosing when to hit these to build the next gag. All the animation and lighting was done in Maya. For rendering we used Mental Ray and another team member composited it in Nuke. Some effects like the fish behind the credits were done in After Effects.

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