Joseph Mahi

Joseph Mahi

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First Name * Joseph
Last Name * Mahi
Username * OROBOY
Country * USA
Languages EnglishJapanese


Current Position Animator;Modeller;Renderer
Areas of Expertise Educational ServicesMotion Picture or VideoPre Production
Preferred Tools MAYAPhotoshopAfter Effects


Availability: Freelance


I've always been intersted in animation, from young childhood days until even today I still watch animation when I get a chance. I've never have been much of a fan of American animation, except of course for Disney animated feature films. Even the good old Transformers, Thundercats, Silver Hawks, etc. have had Japanese influence. I love Japanese anime because of the different types of stories/subject matter, artistic styles, and voice overs. Needless to say, I've always wanted to become a traditional animator (I've always liked drawing cartoon/anime characters). I had an opportunity to go to Tokyo for schooling in animation, at one of the top animation schools in their country: Yoyogi Animation Gakuin. As faith would have it, problems with the student visa issue, as well as for financial reasons, I could not go there. Total bummer.

Within the next year, I find out that a local college had started a pilot program to start teaching digital animation classes, so I jumped on the band wagon, and become one of the first graduates of the program, "New Media Arts." We had a bunch of great instructors, from a former Dreamworks digital instructor, a former Rhythm and Hues worker, to a master programmer that could write awesome MEL scripts. My love for traditional anime has never faded, but now I have a newfound love for digital art as well.


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