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Travis Howe, an Animation Mentor graduate, is currently working at Sanzaru Games in Foster City, Calif. Game animation requires animators to work quickly, which has taught Travis to find a workflow that allows him to get more polish into his shots even under time constraints.
His Student Showcase 2011 shot shows a multitude of character emotions. The character design was something he worked long and hard on in order to find the right balance for his character. Travis explains that his Animation Mentor community was there to help him push his ideas forward and ultimately allowed him to achieve the shot he envisioned.
The biggest challenge Travis encountered while creating his shot was finding a balance between animation and his family; namely, the birth of his new daughter. For more on finding the right work-life balance, view: www.youtube.com/animationmentor