Titans: analogies on a city
an animated film by Francisco Ortega-Grimaldo
ciudad del sur
moyote con moneda
copyrights © 2011
Credits: Created by Francisco Ortega-Grimaldo

Country: México / United States

Date: August 5, 2011

Lenght: 13 minutes

Technique: Vectors and digital images

Software: Illustrator, Photoshop, Anime Studio Pro,
                  Final Cut Pro, andGarageBand.
About Francisco.
He was born in Chihuahua, México and grew up in Ciudad Juárez. Later on, he received a B.A. degree in Graphic Arts and Psychology at The University of Texas at El Paso.

Currently he works as an Assistant Professor in Communication Design at Texas Tech (Lubbock, Texas). Some of the subjects he teaches are Symbols, Publishing Design, Web Media Design, and Motion Graphics.

He received a M.A. in Graphic Arts from the University of Texas in El Paso in 2002. His thesis was on the subjects of book history, evolution, and new technologies and cross-cultural perceptions on the border. In 2008, he obtained a PhD in Critical Studies and Artistic Practices from Texas Tech. His dissertation was titled "Games as cultural practice: Postcolonial Imaginations" (more information at ludoztli.com).

About his experience in animated films.
Francisco is not a full time animator and his knowledge on the subject has been self-taught. During the course of his career, he has done a number of short animated films projects for clients, mainly using Macromedia Flash and Maya. Since 2008, he had the chance to teach some animation classes using Stop-Motion as well as some typography projects using Flash. In 2010 he started studying intensely the history, theory, and techniques of animation as well as the work done by contemporary artists. He also learned how to use Anime Studio Pro and developed Titans using this software.

You can contact Francisco at :
pako@ludoztli.com y/o