Bobby Pontillas - Taiko Studios - One Small Step - Frame Freak Studio

Interview with Bobby Pontillas: Taiko Studios & One Small Step

Bobby Pontillas is the Art Director & Co-Founder of Taiko Studios, a new animation studio working on the short film “One Small Step”. He’s a seasoned animator & character designer who’s worked previously at Disney and Blue Sky in films such as Big Hero 6, Wreck it Ralph, Frozen, Zootopia, Feast, Rio, Moana, Tangled (TV Series), Ice Age and more.

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Bobby Pontillas went to see Disney’s animated film Tarzan in 1999 and was blown away by the groundbreaking visuals. Since then, Bobby has been determined to make an impact in the animation industry, and is committed to share his unlimited energy and infectiously positive perspective to every project. He inspires the people to expand their artistic horizons on a daily basis. Bobby hopes to steward an era of change to the visual styles of modern cinema.

You can check his work here:
Taiko Studios
His Blog
His Fan Page
His Tumblr
His Instagram

Interview with Bobby Pontillas:

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In this Episode, You Will Learn:The Creative Hustlers Show - Frame Freak Studio

  • Bobby Pontillas’s Story
  • The Story of Taiko Studio
  • How to prepare for business
  • How to make it in animation
  • Tips on getting work

Actionable Steps

  • There’s this sense that art is about having fun, but if you want a career you gotta work, the people who make it are the ones who put a massive amount of work, go all in.
  • There’s a pressure about finding your own style, just chill out a bit, don’t put pressure on yourself, you have enough time to find your own style, but in the mid time, explore.
  • Concentrate yourself in learning the foundations of art, the anatomy, the light and shadows, perspective, that matters a lot in the long term.
  • You don’t have to learn everything from art schools, there are many great resources at your hand through internet.


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