Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Key Award for Citroen Crows Commercial

The citrroen commercial I animated last spring has just won a Key Award for "best visual effects"! Cool!


Sunday, October 08, 2006

Animation Mentor Alumni

I finished the sixth and final term at Animation Mentor! Now we are moving to a new site, just launched and designed for the alumni... we're the first graduating class so all is new he he he!
Meanwhile I'm finishing my short film, I'm working with the Marco-team mainly on rendering and audio part.
Here a pic directly from Maya, not rendered.


Thursday, September 14, 2006

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

gesture drawing

A couple of sketches from my house.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Animation Mentor student showcase

The Animantion Mentor reel is out! And my Miranda is there! Cool!
The quality of the whole is awesome!

Check it out

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Monday, June 19, 2006

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Sim and Marcella

The other night I listened to Sim and Marcella playing in a voice and guitar night.
Sim is also working on the music for my short film "Marco and the ball".

Shakira, the drag queen

Character design - wip.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Short film

I'm working on my short film (In 3d).
This is my main character, Marco.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Yes I am, I am a big one___>final!

This is the final result of my Advanced Acting assignment.
(Yes. She says a B!^#@)
I haven't published many WIP ... I was busy animating (and scanning drawings)!




Monday, March 20, 2006


A slide from the storyboard. I haven't worked on the whole storyboard... only on this slide to fix a framing problem.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Crows - Citroen Commercial

I would like to show you this commercial I worked on:

30Sec Clip
40Sec Clip - No Audio
sh06 Full

It was a hard work, because of the tight deadline: I had a week and a half to animate 6 scenes, some of them with multiple characters, and one with eleven crows. Also the creative director asked for several changes during the process... especially for the last scene in which he wanted a particular type of acting, similar to Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.
A goal was to keep the crows realistic and believable and at the same time convey the meaning of the scene, in a short amount of seconds.
The director did a good work in telling a complete story in 30 second, and as a cosequence there was a nice variety of shot to animate... a subjective, a little crowd, a two shot, a close up, a multiple shot.

Here the credits:

Visual FX by UBIK VFX
VFX Supervisor: Franco Valenziano
Character setup & Animations: Emanuele Pavarotti
Shading, Lighting & Fur: Giulia Lamacchia
Compositors: Gabriele Diaferia, Josè Sala
Texture Artist: Silvia Buttignon
Model: Nicola Scarpinato
Dynamics: Nicola Danese
Finaling & online: Francesco Gasparotto

Produced by Filmmaster
Adv. Agency: EURO RSCG Milano
Directed by Matteo Pellegrini

Monday, February 13, 2006

Yes I am, I am a big one!

AM assignment: Staging, main phrases and poses.
Two characters and two shots sequence (the cut is when she sit down).

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Born analogic, grown digital

I translated her in 3d with Bishop, the AM rig. The facial setup is very flexible, and so I was able to recreate all the broad expressions of the hand drawn version in cg.


edit: clip updated

Monday, January 16, 2006

New term, new mentor

Winter term started: Advanced acting... And my new mentor is Mr. Jason Schleifer! I don't think he needs any introductions!