Sept. 24 2016, 2:40 p.m. - MASTERING the basics of story-telling is important to succeed in animation, a Thomasian animator stressed in a forum last Sept. 20.
"Think inside the box first before going outside [because] you have to know the rules before you play them," civil engineering alumnus Armand Serrano said in a lecture at the Beato Angelico Audio-Visual Room.
"In animation, it is important that you have a compelling story, appealing characters and a believable world."
Serrano lamented the lack of Filipino animators in the industry.
THE LATEST additions to UST’s roster of award-winning writers have one advice for their fellow Thomasians who want to make it to the literary scene—persevere.
On the 65th year of the Carlos Palanca Memorial Literary Awards last September, the works of Thomasians John Carlo Pacala, Lance Lauren Santiago and Brylle Tabora were added to the competition’s 2,278 winning pieces, which include the works of renowned Thomasian writers Nick Joaquin and Bienvenido Lumbera.
Pacala, who won first prize in the Maikling Kuwento category for his story “Ang Reynang Espada at mga Pusa,” used a homosexual prisoner as his subject. The story is about love, life and freedom.
LIKE how lightsabers ignited the battle scenes in Star Wars, Rodelio Gonzalez treats his canvas, paint and brush as his weapons in carving his name in the art industry.
Gonzalez, who studied in the former College of Architecture and Fine Arts in 1976 to 1978, had the exclusive opportunity to be the lone Filipino to paint interpretative pieces for Star Wars when he was invited by Acme Archives Ltd., the exclusive publisher of Star Wars, to be a part of their team last 2013.