Saturday, September 18, 2010
Romanian born former AAU student Ovi Nedelcu got his start in the visual development department of Warner Brothers, then moved on to work at Laika studios on CORALINE. He is currently working on development for a Disney project and a book that he is both writing and illustrating. When beginning a character design he reads the script first and really tries to understand WHO the character- or char-ACTOR as he calls it- is and their motivations before putting pen to paper. "You really have to become an actor and bring that design/character to life. Some character designers only focus on design, not character, or char-actor. Its really important to know the difference so the characters don’t become lifeless and flat."