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July 5, 2021 97 min

In episode 12, Chris Torres, video game animation director for Bluepoint in Austin, TX discusses what led him to get into video game animation, his love of technical animation, and what led him to become a director and more.

 

Chapters:

(00:00) Who is Chris Torres?

(06:35) Animation Inspiration Pixar's Toy Story

(13:33) Midway Games Broke Me In

(27:54) Hired at Nintendo because Ping Pong

(36:09) Why Technical Animation?

(41:24) Making the Jump to Bluepoint

(51:01) Managing Different Personality Types

(01:01:16) Navy Brats Evolve into Personable People

(01:11:17) Hiring & Demo Reels

(01:33:43) John's Final Thoughts

 

Episode External Resources:

Connect with Chris Torres on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-torres-8886184/

What Demon’s Souls can teach stunt performers about human movement - https://blog.playstation.com/2021/03/26/what-demons-souls-can-teach-stunt-performers-about-human-movement/ 

Chris Torres' Moby Games Credits - https://www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,72589/

Follow John Diaz on Twitter: https://twitter.com/elkingpin

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