Co-Founder of AnimationMentor
Born on the Canary Islands and raised in Madrid, Carlos Baena came to the United States in 1994. He’s worked at Industrial Light & Magic and Pixar Animation Studios, on films such as Jurassic Park III, Star Wars: Ep II, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, Wall-E and Toy Story 3. For his work in the film Cars, Carlos received a 2007 Annie Award nomination for Best Character Animation.
From 2013-2016 Carlos developed Feature Animation content at Paramount Pictures and served as Character Director at the Robotics Studio Anki on the First AI Toy “Cozmo”. He is also Co-Founder of AnimationMentor, the Online Animation School as well as Artella, the Cloud based Virtual Platform. Carlos also directed the acclaimed live-action short films Play by Play, MarketSt and just completed his first animated short film La Noria. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
For more information, check out his Web site: http://www.carlosbaena.com