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Eric Baldwin

Lead animator, Naughty Dog

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Eric Baldwin Eric got his start in the animation field only after getting a degree in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA in 1996. Instead of pursuing a career in the Engineering field, he instead chose to pursue another avenue of interest, 3D computer graphics. What had only been a hobby until then quickly became a full-fledged career that has been both extremely challenging and rewarding over the past 16 years.

After working for a number of years in the world of commercial production and other entertainment ventures at S4 Studios, Nickelodeon Digital, and Digital Domain, Eric joined Naughty Dog in 2003. Currently a lead animator at Naughty Dog, he has been deeply involved in the production of cinematics for the game titles Jak 3, Jak X: Combat Racing, Uncharted: Drakes Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception, as well as the upcoming release, The Last of Us.

Talk: Kickstarting Uncharted 3 Production: The Teaser Trailer

Naughty Dog’s Eric Baldwin discusses the production of the teaser trailer for Uncharted 3 and how it kick started production across multiple departments, prompting the studio to dive head first into many complex aspects of the game, from particles, modeling, animation, and the 3D pipeline

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