Raymo Ventura is a Filipino-American Philly native, who likes to make mixed-media Animations, Illustration, Film & Music for commercial, interactive, and live performance.
(All artists have to answer the same 10 questions.)
1. First and Last Name
2. Where are you from? And where are you currently living?
From and currently living in Philly, USA
3. What’s your main influences?
Observational humor, friends + fam, inspiration from artists/works such as DJ Q-Bert’s Wave Twisters the movie, Kid Koala’s Nufonia Must Fall, Len Lye, Tex Avery, & Max Headroom to name a fews..
4. How was your path until this moment? How did you start?
My path has been pretty bezier up til now..definitely non-linear with a bunch of curves 🙂
My path has been pretty bezier up til now..definitely non-linear with a bunch of curves
My creative beginnings started with collecting vinyl records as a kid…Using them as instruments for collaging “scratches” on turntables. It then evolved as a way to communicate musical ideas in all sorts of production/ performance environments with bands, orchestras and with visual directors for scoring to picture!
In 2010 I dove into the animation/motion graphics world after deciding to pursue studies at Hyper Island in Stockholm, Sweden. My learning experience then led to some fun globetrotting adventures the next several years as an ex-pat staff animator with studios in Amsterdam & Buenos Aires.
In 2014 I returned back stateside as a full-time freelancer taking on both audio & visual projects for work. I divide my time between commercial gigs with various creative spots in NYC, collaborating on passion projects with some of my fave musicians/artists/directors, and helping my fam’s business startups Forge & Finish jewelry & Philly Style Bagels with their branding/ fun promo content!
5. Where do you see yourself next?
I will see myself next in something reflective like a mirror, a puddle of water, or a pair of eyes next time I talk to someone! 🙂
6. Knowing what you know now, what would be your advice for people in the same area?
When blind emailing a studio or someone you don’t know for works, keep it to 4 sentences or less with just the essentials! Nobody wants to read a novel thrown in their face at first! Save all the deats about yourself for your site so that they have the option of learning more after they see your stuffs! Main thing is to get a dialogue started and go from there!
When blind emailing a studio (…) keep it to 4 sentences or less with just the essentials!
7. Is there something you are terrible at :)?
Ice skating…am a rail hugger plus rinks full of speeding kids with blades on their feet scare me.
8. Tell us 3 things you like
- Happy accidents
- Krazy straws
9. And 3 things you don’t
- Douche Flutes
- Plane sushi
10. Last question, what are you listening at the moment (band, specific music or album)
ATM am listening to a bunch of lunch themed musics/samples for the next installment of the Philly Style Bagels “Served Fresh” mixtape series I put together with my homie DJ Siyoung & bad ass illustrator Grace Hwang. Basically an everything bagel of musical styles ranging from 60s hidden gem Garage to Future bass.. The first one was a breakfast morning mix and the next lunch themed one will be out later this summer! 🙂
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