Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Batallon 52

In february I had the opportunity to head down to Mexico and teach/talk and draw animation for a week. I was at a studio called Batallon 52 located in Guadalajara. I had no idea what to expect but I was welcomed by friendly, energetic and talented people.

Batallon has the daunting but exciting task of creating 52- 1 minute shorts celebrating the centennial and bi-centennial of the Revolution and Independence of Mexico. The films will be show cased on the big screen before the feature attraction. Each film is to be in a unique style from the ones before it. Its a bit scary when you think how much work that is but I must admit, I am a bit envious. The animation industry doesn't really exist in Mexico and this crew has the chance to be there when it all starts. This could be the start of something HUGE. Not to mention all the fun styles and techniques they will get to try out on all the different shorts.

It was a stressful week for me but the people made it easier. By the end of the week I was really into it. Isn't that always the way when its time to leave?

I wish them all the luck in the world and I can't wait to see the finished products. All 52 of them!



Blogger Sant Arellano said...

Hey Shawn!

Remember me from class 5? The Man-Bird? Its great that you had the chance to come down to Mexico, shame you didn't got to visit Mexico City, yet Guadalajara is beautiful and has great food and sights, the peopple are nice as well.

This is the first time I've heard of Batallon 52, It sounds like an amazing project and I hope it takes off and gets done with good results. One of the biggest issues in our industry here is that there's no animators. Or animation focused storyboard artist, riggers, etc.. Sometimes projects will fall apart just because the studios can't manage to get the amount of people they need.

I have to correct you, we have an animation industry, there's a bunch of studios that handle visual effects (For example Ollin Studios did a large amount of effects for Benjamin Button and The Spirit), there's plenty of good animation houses that do commercial, yet our feature film industry is in diapers, projects take huge amounts of time to take off and funding is a great problem.
The majority of my animator peers have jobs animating, which is always a good thing.

How have you been doing?? I hope all is well in your life and that you keep doing amazing work.

I'm currently working at an animation studio in Mexico called Imagica, I'm struggling to be a better animator and storyboard artist, but the road is loooong and perilous

Take care,


March 20, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, Shawn, thanks for the comment!
Of course will keep you informed about the project Batallon 52.
Next time you come, I will give you a box of classic mexican chocolate for your kids.
See you!
Carlos Leal.

March 22, 2009  
Blogger lisab said...

Hey Shawn,
Lisa from CORE and I have been trying to get in touch with you about Urban Vermin. I see you were in Mexico -nice. Anyway, send me an e-mail when you can -


March 24, 2009  
Blogger trevor dalmer said...

holy crap! i just finished my single 2min short and i'm barely showing signs of existence! that's amazing what there doing. cool that u went down there. ur a great teacher. how many push-ups did u make them do;)

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Blogger MasterObiWan said...


I´m Enrique from Batallon 52 (one of the several co directors). If you can remember, I asked your advice to create the "Allende" character and you made a test in photoshop.

I just want to tell you that we finished all the Independency and Revolution Short Films, and you can see great work in all of them.

Thanks again for all your help!



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