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EPISODE 28

Sergio Paez // StoryBoardArt

WHO ARE STORY ARTISTS AND HOW TO BECOME ONE

TOP TAKEAWAYS

  • How story artists have the opportunity to influence the end projects using images.
  • How to learn story development effectively.
  • How to face challenges head-on and research to be a good story artist- the power of creativity.
  • The importance of a story in any visual project.
  • How and where to start your story development career.
Art Heroes Podcast ep.28:
Sergio Paez // StoryArtBoard
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Who is it
Meet Sergio Paez, a director and veteran story artist with over 20 years of industry experience. He has most recently had an episodic directing on the Emmy Award-nominated series Star Wars Resistance and Star Wars Rebels from Lucasfilm.

Why should you listen
In this episode of Art Heroes Podcast, Sergio describes the complex process of storyboarding and its importance in animatics and visuals. He also describes the character traits of a great story artist that sets them apart from the average ones.
Summary
Meet Sergio Paez, a director and veteran story artist with over 20 years of industry experience. He has most recently had an episodic directing on the Emmy Award-nominated series Star Wars Resistance and Star Wars Rebels from Lucasfilm.

In this episode of Art Heroes Podcast, Sergio describes the complex process of storyboarding and its importance in animatics and visuals. He also describes the character traits of a great story artist that sets them apart from the average ones.

Listen in to learn the importance of being smart, curious, and have a love for art when pursuing a career as a story artist.
KEY MOMENTS OF THE EPISODE

  • [0:51] He shares his career journey as a story artist and what he's currently doing.
  • [4:47] He describes the process of storyboarding and development which he terms as complex.
  • [10:44] How storyboards represented before what is today the animatics and visuals.
  • [12:17] He explains how much time it takes to complete the complex process of story development.
  • [15:44] Why you need to love storyboarding and art if you want to pursue a career in it.
  • [22:27] How curiosity and self-editing techniques to solve story problems distinguish a good story artist from an ordinary one.
  • [28:29] How to know when to effectively use a story in your visual project.
  • [33:01] He explains about the project he's currently working on.
  • [35:02] The interesting differences between working on a client's project and your own project.
  • [42:57] How to be smart about your choices by understanding your end goal as a young artist.
  • [45:25] He answers the fun ten questions.
"Most of the time animated projects are usually always storyboard and the reason for that is because you need to figure out beforehand what your final shots are going to be so that you save money, otherwise you're going to animate forever."
"If you take that challenge out there and you're really curious about it, you can mentor with your local pro, you can signup to an online school, you can make a group of friends that are interested in the same thing.
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