Joaquin learned the basics of animation independently while living in Paraguay, and later moved to Ohio for a BFA in Animation at the Columbus College of Art & Design. In 2006, he started a Masters program in animation at UCLA, which he is finishing in June 2010. Joaquin is a proud recipient of a full graduate scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.
Joaquin Baldwin on Sebastian’s Voodoo
A voodoo doll must find the courage to save his friends from being pinned to death. The style and mood of the film was greatly inspired by the works of the Brother’s Quay and Guillermo del Toro. I wanted it to have a very textured, almost stop-motion look, with very harsh lights and tense camera work. I never thought of it as a horror film, but it’s played well on different horror selections.
Find out more about Joaquin’s work at Pixelnitrate.com