Armand Baltazar is a master artist and story teller who has worked in DreamWorks, Disney and now in Pixar as a Senior Designer. He has worked in The Prince of Egypt, The Road to Eldorado, Spirit Stallion of the Cimmaron, Sinbad, Shark Tale, Flushed Away, The Bee Movie, Princess and the Frog, A Christmas Carol, and Cars 2.He works in both film and fine art, exhibiting in and around Los Angeles and San Francisco. He occasionally teaches and speaks at universities around the country.
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We found Armand Baltazar work in CTNX last year, as he’s been going to that event for years, he also has many tips on networking, getting jobs at big studios, making a great portfolio and also as a teacher, he also has great advice on how to put everything you know into a single piece of art.
Interview with Armand Baltazar:
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In this Episode, You Will Learn:
- Armand Baltazar’s Story
- How to view art as problem solving
- How to get jobs at studios
- How to do great portfolios
- How to create great art pieces that tell stories
- Don’t get stuck with what you see on the internet, focus on developing yourself as a good artist by learning the fundamentals.
- When working on a team, what you care about that you think makes something good, might be different to what other people think is good, making good art is a first step, making art that is understood by other people and helps them make good art is a whole different skillset.
- This is a hard career, heart breaking, there’s friction, there’s a lot of problems, if you can’t love it through all that, then you have a hobby, not a career.
- Telling a story through your art is something that only happens through a lot of practice and experience for many years.
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