The senior character animator on cinematics for games like ‘Halo,’ ‘Warcraft,’ and ‘Diablo’ shares his top tips on how to excel in CG.
Take a moment to head over to Terry Ibele’s Animation Industry Podcast, home now to 90 in-depth interviews he’s done with a very cool selection of artists from animation and related industries. With a new podcast every week, Ibele is dedicated to sharing the stories of today’s animation professionals - how they got to where they are, and what they learned along the way. Episodes cover all areas of the industry, including storyboarding, writing, animating, directing, visual development, game design, and more. Guests have included the notorious JJ Villard, Spike & Mike’s Spike Decker, Disney Director John Musker, Sony Lead Animator Humberto Rosa, Cuphead’s Tina Nowracki, Frederator’s Fred Seibert, Tumble Leaf’s Scarlet Nelson, and many others from major animation studios all over the world.
His most recent interview is Episode 86 Blizzard Senior Character Animator Peter Starostin Shares How To Excel In CG.
This episode features Senior Character Animator at Blizzard Entertainment, Peter Starostin, who shares his top tips on how to excel in CG. Throughout his career, Peter has worked on the cinematics for games like Halo, Starcraft, Warcraft, Overwatch, and Diablo.
Tune in to Ibele and Starostin to hear:
- 3 ways to improve your body mechanics
- The number one things Starostin does to up his game
- What you need to include in your portfolio to get noticed
- Add Peter on LinkedIn
- Check out Blizzard’s Warcraft cinematic reference video
- Watch Peter’s bouncing ball tutorial in Maya
- Watch one of Peter’s first professional animations from Predator Concrete Jungle
Ibele, himself a stop-motion animator (see AWN’s Fresh Takes piece on his whimsical short, The Silly Duck Wizard), deftly digs into all manner of topics, encouraging interviewees to share insights and opinions on a wide range of topics like pitching shows, marketing your work online, key skills studios look for when they bring on talent in storyboarding, vizdev, character design and animation.
In 2018, Ibele, who lives in Toronto, decided to quit his career as a Marketer and pursue his love for animation. Since then, he’s become well known for his viral animation productions, which include the previously mentioned Silly Duck Wizard, which is how AWN first came to know him and his work.
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.