Episode #13, David Luong: Exposing Yourself
David Luong is a Senior Cinematic Video Game Artist Level 2 at Blizzard Entertainment, with works ranging from 3D lighting, compositingand digital matte painting. He graduated from the Academy of Art University in 2005 with a BFA in Fine Arts and 3D Visual Effects Animation. He has worked on all of the major cinematics for Blizzard's AAA game titles such as World of Warcraft, Diablo 3, StarCraft 2, and Hearthstone from 2006 to present.
David and I delved into the world of a professional artist: What it takes to pursue art professionally, how to learn as an artist, how to teach as an artist and how to make money!
3:00: What it’s like to be a gamer who works at Blizzard
6:00: The importance of “Hyper-Realism” in Blizzard cinematics
11:00: Being taken advantage of as an artist.
15:00: Finding inspiration vs Feeling Discouraged
18:00: the mistake artist make when trying to find a job
21:00 Why you need to put yourself on the line
25:00: How to find what you’re good at/ passionate about
30:00: Making money as an artist that isn’t famous
33:00: Doing what you love is not all fun and games
37:00: Did you lose your passion for Blizzard games after working for them?
43:00: His favorite WoW cinematics
50:00: Blizzard 2008 vs Blizzard 2015