Iker Fuentes

Iker, our student of the week, is a very creative person: “I’ve always loved inventing characters (“my critters”, as I call them) and bringing them to life. The part of the narrative script did not attract me so much, until this year, when I am taking the subject of Audiovisual Narrative and it has begun to fascinate me as well. I also sing and play guitar (electric and acoustic) and piano. I have sung for several years in the Orfeón Donostiarra, where I have learned a lot. My dream would be to one day have a band. But I don’t see it as a professional outlet, but as a hobby. As a job, I want to dedicate myself to audiovisual animation, where I see that I can integrate all my facets: drawing, character creation, scriptwriting, the audiovisual world and music!”

He had it very clear and, therefore, decided to do a degree in Animation Filmmaking at the School of Film and Video of Andoáin. It was there that he made his first steps, including a short film that won a prize in a competition, which gave him an extra boost of motivation. When she finished her degree, she realized that she wanted to continue her education before practicing. And that’s how he landed at Creanavarra, where he is delighted: “It’s a small center and that’s perfect, because they are very attentive to each student, they take you into consideration. The teachers are working professionals, who give you training that is very close to reality, they know what it’s like to work in the industry. They are great!”

He considers himself very fortunate because he has always had the support of his parents. Her mother also sings and, thanks to him, she has become a fan of the animation world! “My father is not as identified as my mother, but he sees how much I get excited about what I do and feels the same way I do.”

It is the only thing he misses since he has been in Pamplona, his roots, his family and his city, Donosti. “It is the most beautiful city in the world. I’m passionate about surfing and I don’t have that in Pamplona!” He loves to ride around the Gros neighborhood on his skateboard and enjoy the views. The sea is his weakness. He is doing an internship to become a surf teacher and is also a lifeguard: “I’ve been a lifeguard at my beach in Zurriola for three years and I’m passionate about it, it’s something very vocational. You see very tough situations and it’s only worth it because you can help other people”.

He is sociable, easy going and very cheerful. He does not find it difficult to trust others. And the rest of us have no trouble trusting him!!!!

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