Fort Collins, CO –
Shahbaaz Shah has been a dedicated Anchorpoint member since march of 2008. we have watched his portfolio develop with great interest because we strongly believe that the next great animated blockbuster will be created by his fingertips.
Shahbaaz’s personality and humour shine through in all of his creations. Especially in his human expressions and movements. It’s obvious that he has become a real student of human nature.
Here is a brief example of a few of his animations:
“Growed up in Fort Collins, CO where I spent a large part of my youth being amazed at all things entertainment. After dabbling a bit in graphic design in high school I was inspired by the movie, Shrek, to focus my interest into computer animation. After receiving a less than desirable education and a B.A. in Media Arts and Animation from the Art Institute of Colorado I joined Animation Mentor where I graduated from in March of 2007 with a certificate in Advance Character Animation Studies.
I have worked as an animator since 2004, starting my career at National CineMedia, where I worked on cinema pre-show advertising. I had a hand in many aspects of production including character animation and motion graphics work. I worked a year at High Moon Studios in Carlsbad, CA on The Bourne Conspiracy video game to be released in June 2008. I was blessed with landing my first key frame character animator job at Blue Sky Studios as a Temp Animator on Horton Hears a Who! Which brings me to the now, where I currently work at Disney Interactive/Avalanche here in Salt Lake City, UT as a character animator.
Along for this wild ride and the source of my strength has been my wife and long time friend Monica and my sons Dominick who is now 3 and Andre who was born leap day 2008. I love all things art and entertainment and I hope to someday be a influential person in the arts and be able to share my talents and knowledge with the audience.”