Filmmaker, Animator and Co-Founder. ANIMATION MENTOR
Born on the Canary Islands and raised in Madrid, Carlos Baena arrive in 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.