His childhood hobby took an Ecuadorian artist to triumph in 3D contest in New York.
“Juxtaposed, abstract and surreal,” this is how Juan Pablo Elias Gomez, an Ecuadorian of 27-years that from an early age started to draw as a hobby. Participating in several contest in his high school (Walt Whitman International Academy) helped him to improve his skill what would later be his art.
After studying in Universidad Casa Grande and I.G.A.D., Juan Pablo decided to travel to the United States on January 11 of 2010. To attend ‘D.A.V.E School’ in Orlando, Florida, a branch of Universal Studios, Elias graduated as a VFX Compositor and 3D specialist.
Juan Pablo decided to study this career because he has to rely himself, “you are your director and actor; you are the designer, producer in everything. You become the owner of your virtual space.”
‘Cut&Paste’, plus proyects
This Ecuadorian found in New York a small group for his art. Recently, last October 28 of 2011, when he participated in participated in a 3D contest called ‘Cut&Paste’. His decision came because it was a way to connect with other artists and learn from their designs as well. This is a global competition, however Juan Pablo had some delays and could only sent his video design by email.
The subject of his work was childhood and three days after sending it, ‘Cut&Paste’ members notified him that he had qualified for the final contest. Afterwards Juan Pablo Elias, the only Latin American of the contest won the 3D event with the first place in ‘Cut&Paste’ contest and with his triumph new opportunities quickly appeared.
Now Juan Pablo is working alongside Matthew James Sheridan, a writer from the Bronx, New York; in a original script for a 3D animated series of 22 minutes, it has three segments that last seven minutes each. Sheridan’s company Doogan Entertainment Inc. expects to air the pilot during the early months of 2012.
Among other projects Juan Pablo is preparing a personal theme about his travels, right now he is also working on a project for the CG Whiz 2011 contest, which would allow him to present his best material. (AV)