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ABOUT ME

I'm Adrian Lopez Valle and I'm a 3D animator / filmmaker / music artist based in California, USA. I started creating content at the age of 10 under the online alias, "Mariotravel209".

 

I specialize in producing animations, short films, and music. I've started working with 3D animations in late 2015 when I was looking for a new medium to express my art and storytelling for my YouTube channel. A year later in 2016, I've entered the world of music production by experimenting with music software such as FL Studio, Ableton, and more.

 

Everyday, I put all my efforts in making these projects to be as entertaining and enjoyable for my audiences. Its my passion and dream to show my art to the world. Of course, I want to see them too!​
 

ORIGINS OF THE 209

ORIGINS OF THE 209

ORIGINS OF THE 209

ORIGINS OF THE 209

ORIGINS OF THE 209

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Adrian Lopez Valle

ORIGINS OF THE 209

"Mariotravel209 Animations" started out as a YouTube channel in March 29, 2010. Originally intended to be a travel vlog channel featuring Mario plush toys as the "hosts". This was also when it was simply called "Mariotravel209".

 

The 209 on the name was simply a random number I came up on the spot. As the years went by, however, I decided to dedicate the "209" number by having it become a reference to my golden years in creative inspiration (2009). Now the name resides as a vow. A promise to never change.  Despite being an odd name.

 

The name now symbolizes my present self connecting with my past self.

On September 27, 2015, I've released my very first 3D animation created in Source Filmmaker. Having prior experience with the Source engine, this allowed me to take advantage of the software's tool set and study the principles of character animation. Several months later, I dived into music production which has allowed me to score for my own projects, too! Now that's one big plus, right there.

 

Since then, I've been experimenting with more software by exploring a numerous amount of ideas and learning new programs such as

Autodesk Maya, Blender, DaVinci Resolve, etc., releasing projects such as, The Art of Justice, which was nominated for the 2017 Saxxy Award,

Luigi Meets A Combine Soldier, Music Videos, and more to come.

On October 31, 2020, the channel was rebranded from "Mariotravel209" to "Mariotravel209 Animations" in an effort to separate my music career from animation and the rest is history!

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