Antelmo Studio


About

My name is Antelmo Villarreal ant I am a Technical Director in Assembly/Set Dressing at Blue Sky Studios.

What do you meant what is that? Well I build sets in 3d :)

In any case back to my introduction.

My first name was actually given to me from a farmer’s almanac, that was the suggested name for a boy the day I was born. Isn’t that cool.

I was born in Bakersfield, California. But at age seven my family moved to a small town in jalisco, Mexico where I went to grammar school, and that is why I am fluent in spanish. But why do I speak English you say? Oh yeah at the age of 12 my parents returned to the states. I can only say it was a culture shock to return to  the country I left when  I was a kid. I had to relearn English. I could not read or write when I got here for Jr High. Nevertheless, by High School, my geekiness and lack of social life had forced me into a life of study and that led me end up in AP classes.

At one point in High school I saw Beauty and the Beast and there the seed was planted to want to be part of that industry. I went to Bakersfield college to try to save money in school and take care of my General Ed Classes only to find out later that most art colleges did not take transfers. I always wanted to go to Cal Arts, but never wanted me!!! I applied once and got rejected and then ended up going to a school in Laguna beach now called LCAD.

Consequently, Chuck Jones was professor emeritus which meant he contribute to making the program but I only spoke to him twice. He was a a smart man.

Anyway that is me in a nutshell.

After graduating school it was hard to get a job. I worked in a hotel for almost a year and then a gracious friend with a heart of gold, Ira Owens got me an interview(well actually 3 in a span of months) at Barnyard the movie for a PA position.   The first 2 times they passed, this is a hard industry to get into. Then by some miracle the gave me the job of animation PA. In the two years at barnyard I learned a lot and went from a PA to an artist. I owe a lot to them for starting my career.

Here is my resume now.

http://www.linkedin.com/in/antelmostudio

 

Summary

I would like to be in an environment that challenges me to grow and learn.

Specialties

Maya, XSI. I am getting now confortable with scripting. C++, python and a little of Mel.

Experience

Public Company; Animation industry

June 2009Present (1 year 10 months)

Assembly is the check point to assure that assets are working. Some of the duties involve shot dressing, propagating and working with the Art director to obtain asset layout lock.

Public Company; Animation industry

June 2008June 2009 (1 year 1 month)

Assembly is the check point to assure that assets are working. Some of the duties involve shot dressing, propagating and working with the Art director to obtain asset layout lock.

Public Company; Animation industry

January 2007June 2008 (1 year 6 months)

Assembly is the check point to assure that assets are working. Some of the duties involve shot dressing, propagating and working with the Art director to obtain asset layout lock.

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Animation industry

November 2006January 2007 (3 months)

Responsible for Modeling, texturing, rigging, animating, lighting and compositing comercials, also overseing the live action crew when they shoot plates for moving.

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Entertainment industry

August 2006September 2006 (2 months)

Reposible for managing crew and organazing the day to day events for a reality TV Series.

Antelmo has 1 recommendation (1 co-worker) including:

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Animation industry

November 2005July 2006 (9 months)

Responsible for creating hair motion, fixing assets, editing efxs, and animating bg characters. Our department is responsible to trouble shoot and fix any problems that stop other departments from moving scenes foward through the pipeline.

Privately Held; Motion Pictures and Film industry

September 2004November 2005 (1 year 3 months)

Responsible for secondary animation and animation of background characters.

Education

Bakersfield College

AA, Graphic Design

19971999

 

Activities and Societies: Newspaper and photography.