Claudio Castillo was born in Havana Cuba in 1958. He grew up and studied in Spain, France and England, and started technology and video companies in London, Madrid and New York. He lives and works in Miami Florida as an artist, animator, cameraman and television editor.
He has exhibited his generative and interactive work in International Art fairs and Museums in Europe the US and China. His work combines traditional watercolors techniques with the latest cutting edge technologies in Computer graphics. His watercolor work is animated and composited in real time to create impermanent artwork that is fleeting yet tied to natural cycles such as the moon and tides. He also uses RSS feeds of financial, news and weather data to drive the artwork in real time. He has created custom animated video family portraits. His interest lie in art, video and computer technology.
Middlesex Polytechnic, London, UK 1981
London International Film School, London, UK 1978-80
Univeriste D’Aix Marseille, France 1977
Winner of the 2008 Museum of Latin American Art’s award in the category of video and photography.
Video / Animation
IBB, BBG, OCB, 1992 – present
Editor, cameraman, writer, director, graphic designer, and animation
news segments, documentaries, interstitials, openings, and specials.
Series, Joke of the Day, Univision Newscasts, Miami 1998
Web design Televisa, Miami 1996
3D Showscan, Concierto por la Tierra, World’s Fair, Seville, Spain 1991
Freelance Animator / Designer . New York City 1988-90
Freelance Animator / Designer . Madrid Spain 1980-82
Vice-president, Xicon Sytems, New York, 1985-1988
Restructured Xicon to form Celefex, a computer animation production company; produced and animated commercial and non commercial, promotional, and industrial videos. Demonstrated animation system, co-wrote manual and user interface.
Chairman and President, Antics Enterprises, New York 1983-1985
Incorporated company, developed business plan, found partners, secured financing, purchased equipment and hired personnel.
Exhibitor, ACM Siggraph: Detroit 1983, Minneapolis 1984, San Francisco 1985, Dallas 1986.
Antics computer-animation software, Sintesis, Granada, Spain, 1991
Antics computer animation software, Impact Communications, Birmingham, UK 1990