Radames Humberto Clemente
Radames Clemente was born in Caracas, Venezuela in 1967, always fascinated by the world of computers, he studied programming at the university, however, his interest in the world of the arts would begin in the 80's when he merged his knowledge of computers and musical composition to create music through computer. However, the final spark would come when in 1997 when he was working as a manager at a video rental store, came to his hands a tape called “Beyond The Mind's Eye” which contained a series of 3D animations made by computer, at that moment he said to himself “I want to do this” although it would be years later in 2010 as self-taught, that he would begin his career as a professional animator. After working for construction companies doing 3D visualizations, he felt that he wanted to achieve something beyond in animation and the way was to make stories with character animation which is final step as professional animator, have the opportunity to bring emotions and transmit it to the audience was the best reward. Being a father also conditioned his passion to be animate the characters in “cartoon style”. In 2013, his first short Vampirito's Bad Landing” was released and it is about a bat that he has a superiority complex for believing it is a vampire, in 2015 “The Call” was a continuation of the story of the bat and her owner, in 2017 Mafubo told the story of a gorilla in Rwanda and its caretaker and in 2018 as a tribute to that beloved land called Armenia, released a short film called “April 24th” where the characters from Vampirito's Bad Landing pay tribute to the victims of the Armenian genocide in 1915. After achieving his dream to come to live in Armenia and having had the opportunity to teach 3D animation to Armenian children at the “Mergelyan Institute”, he decides to make a personal project called “Thomas the Robot” which explores the daily life of humans through Thomas's innocent and curious look.