A veteran animation instructor, Nelson Udaundo, from the Philippines has joined the faculty of the Department of Media and Mass Communication. Mr. Nelson has been involved in the animation industry for the last three decades. Here is his brief sketch.
Date of Birth: January 26, 1961
Civil Status: Married
Nelson Udaundo is an accomplished animator based in Manila. He started his career in the late 1980s when animation was making its entry into the Philippines. A philosophy graduate of the University of the Philippines, he has been in the industry for the last three decades working in different capacities like instructor of digital and traditional arts, director of short and long form Flash contents, animation director in 3D production for Singapore’s Anti-Dengue Campaign, “Cabby”, and a long list of Hanna Barbera and Disney TV productions. He was also a layout supervisor, creative director and graphics artist for a few other Asian studios.
In 2001-2003, he was the Department Head of Animation and Layout, Show Director and Animation Trainer at Toonz Animation India, Kerala. Apart from working as an animator in different countries including Singapore, Canada, and the USA, he had founded an animation studio of his own, called New Dawn Studio, in 1996. In Vancouver, Nelson worked on specials like “Sandman stories”, “MTV’s Grunt Brothers”, “Carmen San Diego”, “Phantom 2020” for Delaney and friends, Studio B and Bardell Studio respectively and on accomplished TV commercials like “Lotto Super Seven”, “Esso Tiger” commercials in 1990 –1991. He worked as an animation instructor at Studio Kuma and the University of Manila.