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Out of Play Area

26 EpisodesProduced by John R. DiazWebsite

A bi-weekly video game development podcast by John R. Diaz, a veteran game designer who goes 1:1 in candid conversations with the developers behind today‘s hit games where we discuss their journey and learnings in this wild industry with no punches pulled. John is a kid born to emigrants from the D… read more

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Inspired by Pixar to Animate Video Games | Chris Torres - Animation Director @ Bluepoint | Ep 12

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

To be a guest book a meeting here: https://calendly.com/outofplayarea/preshow

Connect with us http://outofplayarea.com

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