Erik A. Castillo is a lifelong lover of animation and film, and he’s been fortunate to turn his passion into a thriving career. From bringing beloved characters to life on the big screen to nurturing the next generation of animators as a professor, his experiences have been incredibly fulfilling. But it's not just about the work: he truly believes in the power of education, inspiration, and mentorship, and he’s honored to be able to share his knowledge and expertise with students and aspiring animators. He loves helping artists reach their goals and realize their dreams in the exciting world of CG character animation. Follow Erik’s career on LinkedIn.
If you have the opportunity to work with Erik, you should jump at the opportunity! Erik is a fantastic animator and has a strong understanding of the entire process of animation production: Pre-Production, Production, and Post. During his time with us at DreamWorks, Erik worked on two very demanding productions: Fast and Furious: Spy Racers and Kung Fu Panda: Dragon Knight. I can say without hesitation that the storytelling and animation quality on these two productions would not be what they are if it weren't for Erik. Whether it would be as an animator on your project or as a team leader, Erik would bring enthusiasm, professionalism, and a commitment to storytelling that would bring out the best in your project and those around him.- Ernest Chan
Animation Supervisor at DreamWorks