AN INTERVIEW WITH AN INTERNATIONAL 3D ARTIST FREELANCER ARVID SCHNEIDER
Here I’m back again , this time with an International 3D artist Arvid Schneider from Germany.
Born in April 8, 1988 (Germany) , My Dear Friend Arvid Started Studying Digital Film & Animation at SAE Institute in Cologne.(2007)
His Relevant Experience :
2006-2009 Competed in several Online Competitions for 3d Experience. Won first place in a Speed Modeling Contest, and first place in Digital Painting.
2007 Worked for 4 Months at NAPHA, a Professional Hunting Association.
2008-2009 Worked in a Media Production Company,Cape Cross GmbH“in Cologne.
2010 A student of BA (hons) in Film and Animation & Working as a 3D Artist Freelancer.
His Interests and Hobbies:
A keen follower of competitive sports of all sorts and personally plays ice hockey & do lot of Visual Effect projects for His friends, Creativity and Fun are important factors for his future career.
You can find his upcoming tutorial for CGTUT+ in few days.
Now I’m going to ask him some questions!!!
Q. How did you come to 3D?
A. My first encounter with 3D was at a LAN Session where we played Counter-Strike against a very professional team. Before we started to play they showed us an intro animation of their Counter Strike team which was fully animated in 3D. I was so impressed of it that I had to make an animation for our Team too, so I asked around and by the end of the day (we had lost very high in CS) I had the software and could start animating. The first 3D Software I had was 3DsMax 7 with which I created my first models and animations.
Q. What are your main source of inspiration?
A. I always want to be better than others, so I motivate myself to always train and learn to get more knowledge in my genre. It all started with my first encounter with 3D where I wanted to create a better animation than our rival counter-strike team. But when I am not so motivated to do anything in 3D, I mostly do sports and go watch movies. It takes some time, but eventually I find myself sketching again and working on a new project. What also helps is visit some 3D Forums and look at the images of users of even look at showreels of others, They are always full of new ideas and inspire me to get going again.
Q. What is your favorite genre, theme?
A. First I was into Pixar animations, this colorful happy animations of Pixar. Today I have a different view of 3D/CGI of “my” genre. I like doing very realistic images and animations for the industry, there is always the challenge to make it look real, so it’s not distinguishable from the reality. So my favorite genre is photo-real renderings.
Q. In your opinion, what are your strong points?
A. My strong point is, that I finish a project that I have started. First when I started 3D, I had so many ideas, and started all projects at once but never finished one. So today, I have a project idea, I start it and I finish it. Other than that, I work very accurately and keep deadlines in my time limit.
Q. Some people believe that in order to be a good 3D artist, you don’t have to have traditional art skills… what are your thoughts on this?
A. I think it helps very much to have a good sense of the traditional art skills, because didn’t it all start with them…In school we had our art courses which were very fun, and were I learnt a lot about sketching and drawing. But to be honest, today I am not sketching and drawing a lot these days. So I am saying you don’t have to have any traditional skills to be a good 3D Artist, but it helps really a lot when it comes to organic animation and anatomy. If you model creatures and other fantasy models its always very important to get the anatomy right, and there helps sketching a lot!
Q. Tell us about your upcoming projects?
A. There are few projects I am currently working on. The most important is a music video which is due this Friday 22.10.10. I am responsible for any 3D/VFX parts in the video, and there are a lot. Just now my computer is rendering an animation of a concept car into the musician, that’s why I found time to answer some questions for the interview. Other than that I am working on a short film which is about three minutes long, which contains some very sophisticated VFX shots. Its more or less an image film about the fantasy which resides inside of books, we want to show whats happening with the mind when reading a book, and how the fantasy lives along with the reader. The other projects are way smaller projects, mostly some short 3D Text animations for intro videos.
Q. Are there any artists at 3D Artists you particularly admire?
A. There isn’t a specific 3D Artist I admire,I admire the whole team working on huge projects like Avatar or Inception. A dream of me would be working with such awesome talents on such great projects.
Q. What are the biggest challenges you have faced being a 3D artist?
A. The biggest challenge for me was and still is, is getting the right motivation to work on projects with my full input. Its always hard for me to stay focused and always do my best, but in the end I mange.
Q. Anyone you’d like to give thanks or show appreciation to?
A. I would really like to thank my family and friends who supported me throughout the years working in the 3D field.
Q. Any tips for newcomers?
A. A tip which would have helped me some time ago is: Keep working, and always try to do better. When I first started with 3D, I tried to model a human face which really went wrong..I was so upset that I didn’t bother trying it again, which was a big mistake. Today I learned that you always have to keep working, and redoing your work, so that in the end you can be proud of your work and don’t feel ashamed about it. So whatever you are working on, be proud of it.
Thank You Arvid for this Interview,wishing you Good Luck for your upcoming proejcts.
My 200Th Blog Post dedicates to India’s One of the Biggest Animation Blockbuster Movie ‘ RAMAYANA THE EPIC’.
The distance between Hollywood and Bollywood is bridged once again as Hollywood meets its Indian counterpart. Warner Bros has acquired the distribution rights of an animation film, Ramayana - The Epic. The film is going to be released on October 15 in three languages, Hindi, Tamil and Telegu.
Ramayana- The Epic is directed by debutant director Chetan Desai and produced by filmmaker Ketan Mehta’s Maya Digital Media. It is 100 minute film narrating the story of the epic from the birth of Ram till he returns to Ayodhya after defeating Ravan.
It is said the Ramayana – The Epic is supposed to be the most promising animation movie which demanded resources enough to produce any other mainstream Bollywood film. The film aspires to go beyond mediocre animation stints and ambitiously hopes to provide superb audio-visual pleasure.
The film has an internationals standard regarding matters related to techniques, process, stylization and action sequences. “Chetan Desai’s version of this epic has taken animation films in India to the next level and one has to see it to believe it. Warner Bros. Pictures is delighted to be associated with this project,” Denzil Dias, deputy managing director (Theatrical), Warner Bros. Pictures, India, said in a press release.
No less than 400 persons and five long years were required to make this film. Artists have paid attention to details of dresses, landscape and prepared superb 3D characters which is going you to sparkle and dazzle and churn out the essential virtues of the mythology in a new kind of way.
Eminent Bolywood artists have shared screen-space for this movie. Manoj Bajpayee,Juhi Chawla and Asutosh Rana have lent their voices to the characters of Ram, Sita and Ravan respectively.
Coming This DUSSEHRA , For More Details You Can Visit The Official Website