IFCC 3Q Interview // Alex Negrea
1. How did you get started in your field and what advice can you offer enthusiasts and beginners?
I started my drawing career in 2009 when i decided to go and study at a design school. I did that because i wasnt really into Computer Science (what i did before this). So my advice would be: always do what makes you happy! You will become good at it because its easier to learn when you have a passion for it! I was 21 years old when i started and had no art training before that. In two years i managed to land a full time job and become a professional artist. If you have the will and the passion you will succeed in anything you want to achieve!
2. What was your favorite project so far and why?
I worked on a lot of professional projects but by far the best one that i have ever worked on was actually a training one called Crimson Daggers. When i attended that group i have become something else because i was surrounded by super hard working and passionate people, that had only one goal: to get better. That pushed me to work even harder and to face my problems.
Professional wise i worked on mobile games titles like: The Dark Knight Rises, LoTR, NOVA2, Modern Combat5, Legend of the Cryptids, Galaxy Saga etc. My favorite one was The Dark Knight Rises even though it was a long time ago (2011). It did some concept storyboards that in the end they actually used them in the game as intro to the missions.
3. How will you be involved in IFCC 2015 and what do you expect from the festival?
For the IFCC i am planning to motivate everyone! Im gonna show everyone the hard work that i’ve put into my skill and how they can achieve what i have achieved so far. Also i’m looking forward to talk with the students:)
I am expecting to find a great new community that I am already happy to be a part of!