Friday, November 16, 2007

my new website

hello!
finally i've put up my web site.

it is still under construction but you'll be able to find some info about my work there. hopefully i'll be updating it soon with short movies, works, links, personal info and misc.
http://www.sod4602.com/



special thank to giribu and meh. how have helped enormously with everything a specially with the website.
cheers!

juan

Thursday, July 19, 2007

latest showreel version

hallo all!
i worked on some changes to my showreel a while ago. now i've been working for a month at a national TV called caracol. and i've been writing an article about CG in south america and differences with europe. hopefully i'll get the chance to finish it and publish it soon!

and a better quality version here
cheers!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

recent news

hy i say.
good news i say.
recently rampicante won the first price at the arcipelago film festival, and best animation at the dervio film festival.
page d'ecriture won second price at dervio.
nice i say.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

10000 reasons

i'm kind of in a hurry, but i have some news for you all.
as you know i came to colombia on holidays with the intention of checking out the whole situation here.
after probably a few days i had already decided i was going to stay. i waited so long to tell you all wating for some work things and such to take a firmer shape. now it's definitive.
i'll stay here for now and then, and eventually i'll move to a mountain with sheep and goats, fresh made cheese and snow on the winter.

i'm very sorry not being able to talk to you all personally and explain my self better, but this decision brings with it a lot of things to do right away.
in the meantime you can check out what me and kuark are doing on the evening: http://www.flickr.com/photos/9072544@N02/

Thursday, June 07, 2007

some news


this place is really nice. in very short time i've gotten huge surprises here. it's just obvious that this is where i come from and this my home in the end. other places i might consider my house but there is an unexplainable connection with this environment.
it's somewhat of correct pole direction of sorts. just where your north should be, or if the center of gravity just matches. that does not diminish other places or makes anything better, just different, fortunately that is something i haven't learned. things just tend to be very natural for me here, and i love that. needless to say my gods are here.
as some of you might know, i dunno yet where will i end up, or when. i'm just writing now to share these nice sensations with you.
by the side you see the lake. this a 2 year old picture, but it sure is still there and hopefully i'll visit it soon.

Friday, May 25, 2007

now you see me, now you don't

stealing the structure: as said before the importance might not be winning (this comes within the core of the play: everybody wins) the importance surely resides on playing, and how you play. you might wanna keep the illusion for yourself of being always on step ahead, just for the sake of your own stability, and for enjoying the play as winner should. so the whole situation becomes lovable, as everybody is sure to be the center of attention, the main event, and the cleverest around.

she, as clever as she is, as detached as she is, is nevertheless amused, and she likes that, therefore she's surprised and why not, curiously teased. in her being like a "sponge", and in her great need to communicate, she documents; nice relaxing thing that helps her keep the higher ground and attack with ace. as we all know the best defence is a good attack, and i could easily rest my case on that note, but there's more...

here we come up with the "now you see me, now you don't" trick approach, which allows you to tease not only with the "cleverest strike", but with sporadicus glances of unrevealed innocence and honesty. the cool thing is that no one knows who they are dealing with, or at least they might wanna think they don't. the whole thing just closes beautifully which incredible clearness and forwardness.

what a laugh!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

softimage certified instructor

i am now officially a softimage certified instructor. very nice thing indeed i'd say.
thanks to martìn cabrera how tutored me.
by the way my amazement is still notorious after almost a week in bogotà. this place is crazy, in a nice and not so nice way. i really like it anyway, it's great to come back home after this years with no real purpose, just to re-check it out.
one thing that comes to my mind right away, and might be of interest... the weather, it has gotten very hot over the last years, but it's still amazing how it can rain for 30 minutes at 12c grades, and 2 seconds after it'd stop and reach 20c.
by the way i'll be making some changes to my showreel from to tomorrow on. after some great advise from rg there are a few things to reconsider. i'll post the new version asp.

the picture below is near to where i spent mother's day with my family. sorry for the cable in the middle of the picture, but it was just... there.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Friday, May 11, 2007

bogotà



here i am.
not exactly the same view i've got, but same city anyway. rain and sunshine as i said before. strangest first glance of it: the colour of the ground from the plane. dark green, very very dark. now practically everything makes me wiggle, but unfortunately it wont last more than a week, and everything will become "normal".
cheers!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

barajas

right now i'm in barajas, madrid's airport. my flight has been delayed but i'll be slepping at 2600 mts tonight! rain and sunshine, rain and sunshine! as soon as i get the chance i'll post some photos from the eagle's mountain.
cheers to you all!

Thursday, May 03, 2007

colombia here i come

recently i was thinking about leaving italy and moving to somewhere else in europe. i think my european experience it's not yet over, and i'de like to work some more arround here. unfortunately not everything turns the way you'd like, or (hopefuly) not everything comes when you'd like it to. it seems that i'm gonna have to wait to continue my european tour, and it might take a greater effort than i thought... which i might add, it is not a small effort.
in the mean time i've gotta wait for some events to take place, so what better place to do so, than back home? i'm going back to bogotà. i dunno really for how long, and dunno really if i'll stay or do what. i know that i gotta spend some time there now, and move along with things. i'm happy about this.
sad thing is, not being able to persue your goals beacuse of external reasons. this really turns me down and tends to get me upset as well. i usually try and talk in riddles here, or metaphorically, today i'll say straight out that being a thrid world country cirtizen unfortunately narrows your reach for possibilities arround the world. or at least, here it is clear and denifite that people "like me" are not wanted, therefore treated in such manner. sad.
when i turn on my cellphone a message comes out in spanish, that says "today is a good day", like and old virus that attacked my father's computer and had a window popping out with the exact same message. well... not everyday is a good day. not by all means.

Friday, April 20, 2007

online interview

this is an interview i did recently:
http://guide.dada.net/cartoni_animati/interventi/2007/04/292747.shtml
hope it makes you smile at least. by the way, the image is not by me, it's an image i found in the internet and liked a lot. thanks to whom ever made it.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

rampicante

HERE an other short film i worked in last year. on this one i worked as character TD and technical director mostly. hope you like it.


Sunday, April 08, 2007

page d'ecriture

HERE it is! one of the short diploma films i worked in last year. as you can see from the credits i co-directed and i worked as technical director and character TD. hope you like it!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

verona

it's been three nights in verona... i dunno for how long will i be staying here, but i love this city and i've always had a darn great time here. so this is home (for now):
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Saturday, March 31, 2007

θνῄσκω τῇ τιμῄ

alas! i finished Something! here i die for honour! therefore i die IN honour!

some greek spartanian enthusiasm lately... hope i could party like this every day.
LINK to one of the diploma shorts i worked in for my als year at school.

Friday, March 30, 2007

discrasia wip

just to show that i'm not on holydays and i'm not losing time... here are some wips from discrasia's shot 002 tube (the project i'm currently working on). there is no compositing. just shading and lighting. trying to get my favorite shaders to work together on this wanna-be realistic old dirty metal tube. in the mean time i wait for my windowed opportunity to persue what i want. change city now, change city later again when the window will open... my room looks like a room of some one who will soon move out, and i hopefully will, far and away.




Thursday, February 15, 2007

baby food and psp

spring is at the gates. there will be some spring cleaning in my house, 'fo sho'. as brother brother would say.
now what could be better than some baby food and some good old-fashion-up-to-date technology? my grandmother used to feed my sister and me this... baby food, not technology.
here, where i live, the brand you see is probably the biggest in terms of baby products. hopefully i'll be doing some extended market research.

Saturday, February 10, 2007

raven


i rather not talk about politics here... but just this once i'll make a slight exeption. i finished studying recently and i decided to take part of my social and political status, that i had never exercised until now. i wanna go to the north pole and volunteer in a animal helping organization, i'm just trying to find one that will not make me pay for working. if you know of any please let me know. this here is a test render for the ravens, from here on i think i wont be able to post anything more about this project.

Friday, February 09, 2007

no winter like last winter


there was no winter like last winter... no snow, no cold weather this year, just happy summer sea people. wating for theyr arses to burn under a hot spring sun, after two moths of dieting on tomatos and paranoia.
right now i'm working on a long feature adding some cg ravens onto live action shots. i'm finally happy about the feather shader and my rig is working nicely, so we will be animating for 1 week, aftewords rendering will be done in rome, and we'll be happy to meet up with the nice mediterranean weather.