He’s a puppet, he is one of the many people I used to be before I became a full time CGI artist. Secretly I still think I’m a puppet, I regularly honk my imaginary foam nose and most of the noises that come out of my mouth are akin to that of a person of fur and pingpong balls.
Before there was computer animation, I was a puppeteer and puppet builder. I was lucky enough to be spotted and train in the skills of TV puppetry with the Jim Henson Creature Shop in London back in the late 90’s. By this time I was also a good computer animator and keen to learn all the things that this new enchanting world had to offer, I decided to followed the animation & CG route professionally.
20 years later and I’m an old hand at this CG malarkey now, in fact a very safe pair of hands, generally I’m Harvey Keitel’s Mr Wolfe to all of the unforeseen problems of CGI. I make it render when it doesn’t render. I make tomorrows impossible deadlines possible. I animate beautiful characters like I’m still a puppeteer, and create technical wizardry like a technical wizard.
I am Undabo, Undabo is me. Together we are a creative company creating wonderful work for ad agencies, post houses, producers and directors. Individually, I am also a freelance VFX Supervisor for film and television.