Monday, 7 April 2014
Student showcase - Wild Horse animation by Giuseppe Candido
Giuseppe Candido was an early student at Animation Apprentice and has done some beautiful work on animals and creatures since starting our course. Much of the animation work done in London visual effects houses tends towards the super-realistic; studios like Framestore, MPC and Double Negative compete with one another to produce the most elegant, hyper-realistic animation, so subtle that you can't tell the animated version from the real thing. For an animator, that's a big hurdle to leap, arguably much harder than the broad cartoony animation that we all grew up with.
Below is one of Giuseppe's recent tests, a study of a wild horse rearing up and tossing its head. It's a beautiful piece of work, very short but very believable, and uses a free rig kindly released for public use by the very talented Joel Anderson.
Wild Horse from Giuseppe Candido on Vimeo.
For more of Giuseppe's work, check out his work at Vimeo, and see his interview with us back in March 2013 at Animation Apprentice, where he talks about how he found his job on the back of the excellent demo reel he put together on our course. You can also read about how he became a tutor at Digital Tutors, here.
You can see Giuseppe's Animals and Creatures demo reel below:
Giuseppe is a great example of an animator who continues to polish his work, pushing his skills to the limit and getting better and better all the time.
(Editor's note: for more information on finding work in the animation business, read our post on how to find a job in the animation industry, and check out our post about what not to do at a job interview. Also see our post on starting your own small animation business, and see how we are helping our students find work through our film co-operative Nano Films. Take a look at how awn.com can help you find a job, and read our piece about how to survive as a freelance animator. Also, find out what Cinesite look for in a student's demo reel.)