Thursday, September 19
The Digital Arts Department at Santa Fe University of Art and Design (SFUAD) will host award-winning Mexican animator Pablo Calvillo on campus Sept. 19–21. In addition to mentoring students during a day-long workshop, Calvillo will present his personal and commercial work in a free public lecture on Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Tipton Hall.
Calvillo has worked in several design, animation and film studios in Mexico, the Czech Republic, Australia and the United States. He has also served as a 3D generalist, animator and art director for commercial and music video studios and as a story, previs and layout artist on feature films like Ice Age: Continental Drift, Epic, Happy Feet Two, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Night Fisherman and Astro Boy, among others.
His personal film projects have won several awards, such as the Jules Engle grant and the Latin Cinemateca award. Calvillo’s work has been screened at several film festivals and venues, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, Platform International Animation Festival, UCLA’s Shorttakes Student Film Festival, Burning Man, and both the Valencia International Film Festival and Festival Internacional de Filmets de Badalona in Spain.
Born in Malinalco, a small, ancient town in Mexico, Calvillo graduated from the Experimental Animation Program at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles. There, he created several short films combining various techniques, such as 3D computer animation, film, video and traditional 2D animation. He currently lives in Sydney, Australia, where he is working as a senior layout artist on The Lego Movie (2014).