There is no easy way to introduce this man, for me, he represents new kind of youtube tutors. His videos are short, simple, but don’t get me wrong, even if you are intermediate Blender user you will find something to learn in each video. When I got new notification in my subscription box on youtube, I always hope that Josh Autumn uploaded something, so if you didn’t, here is link to his channel, you will not regret if you go there.
For people that don’t know you, tell us something about yourself?
J. A. My name is Joshua Autumn and I’m a 16 year old CG graphic designer and a film maker intern. My main talents are 3D modeling & material studying, photography, and being a film commentator.
D. M. Why 3d modeling and when did you started with this hobby/job?
J. A. I started 3D modeling sometime in September 2015 as a Minecraft CG artist, 4 months later, I started learning and getting into realistic 3D modeling. I’ve been 3D modeling for a little over a year and I’m a CG intermediate (overall)
D. M. Where do you find inspiration for models?
J. A. When it comes to finding inspiration for 3D modeling, I like to bring a graphics notebook to write down ideas and explore. I like to see architecture and every piece of building around me. I also find some inspiration by browsing through Twitter CG community tweets and images
D. M. What was first object that you made in Blender and does it look good to you now?
J. A. (No first image of first 3D model) I deleted it by accident
D. M. When you realized that you want to make youtube tutorials about 3d modeling?
J. A. When I watched tutorials on how to do certain things in Blender, I could never really understand. The instructions weren’t specific enough, and sometimes the tutorials were around an hour long. So I decided to make a graphics channel dedicated only for beginners and intermediates. I wanted to create my own tutorials with easier instructions for a beginner understand more, and shorter tutorials that were 10 minutes or less. Because as a beginner, it’s sometimes hard to understand certain things, especially if you’re just getting started
D. M. What is your goal when you are modeling, do you think that this is your dreamjob or just a hobby?
J. A. When it comes to 3D modeling, I don’t mess around, because I’m a mad paced getter (I want to learn more and more) because as of now, it’s a hobby, and in the future, I plan on creating realistic scenes and backgrounds for other organization projects!
D. M. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
J. A. Where do I see myself in five years you ask? Well, probably as an intern or an official employee for realistic CG projects and visual effects! By that time, I’ll move from being an intermediate to an artist!
D. M. If someone is starting with modeling right now, what would you tell to him to speed up his process?
J. A. I wouldn’t want to force him to hurry up, instead, he should take his time. Because becoming even an intermediate takes time, patients, and effort. I would encourage him. Especially if the person were a beginner, there’s no need for hurrying, unless if the person wanted to get a modeling job, because if that’d the case, I would encourage him to wait awhile and to first try out modeling, because trying to learn everything within weeks would be very stressful.
On the end I give him few quick choice questions so here there are:
1. Blender or 3Dsmax
2. apple or google
3. Putin or Trump
4. pewdiepie or blenderguru
That is it for now. This is the first in a row of interviews with interesting peoples that I have met on youtube. If you have any suggestions who to interview next, feel free to fill that comment box below, and of course thank you Josh for great interview.