AAF Student Shadow Day: Alex Galindro
Published on June 3, 2015 by Bob Trewartha
Interview Transcript: Alex Galindro
- Tell us a little about yourself, who you are, what you’re studying at BEAU.
My name’s Alex Galindro. I’m currently studying Game Art in Visual Design
- For those of us who may not be familiar with it, how would you describe AAF Student Shadow Day?
The Student Shadow day is essentially where you sign up for the Shadow Day and they’ll ask you what you’re interested in… if it’s for concept art, 3d modeling, anything really that’s in a visual aspect. Then the AAF will try and pair you up with the available agencies that are willing to host you as their shadow.
That is an excellent question. It has definitely opened my eyes to advertising. There’s the One Show that the students are invited to attend, which is essentially a kind of awards ceremony for different advertising agencies, different companies and things like that… places where you can definitely input your skills.
Some of the advertisements that were played there had a lot of different mediums in them, one of which had used 3D critters that you can build in Maya or whatever program you’re most proficient in. As long as you have your grounds covered and the different programs, or whatever, that you’re more comfortable with when it comes to illustrating or designing, you’ll be on their list for their consideration, should you ever apply to any of these agencies.
- Would you recommend AAF Student Shadow Day as an opportunity for other BEAU students?
- How did you get involved with AAF Shadow Day, and how can interested students get in touch with the people behind it?
Erin [Coleman-Cruz] sent a general email to everybody in the school to see if anyone was interested in signing up for this. I was obviously interested and I got in touch with the person that was organizing this entire event. The best ways to get in contact would probably be to go to the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF’s) website and see if you could send them an email. You could also talk to the faculty, such as Erin, Nathan [Butterfield], or anybody who would know about how to reach out to them.
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