This event will be held in English language. Three stars from the world of professional animation will share their work and career in a celebration of the Italian contribution to this global field. Sarah Arduini, character animator at Industrial Light and Magic in London will share her insights from inside the blockbuster studio system; Virgilio Villoresi, joining us from Milan, will share his experience making stop-motion animation for high-end clients, and Cesare Davolio, an illustrator and animator based in Rotterdam will shed light on the balance between designing for print, animating, and teaching. Each presentation will be followed by questions, with a reception afterwards. This event is organized by the Italian Professionals Netherlands group and presented by the Italian Cultural Institute.
Sarah is a digital 3D character and visual effects animator, and has worked on films such as Star Wars Episode VIII The Last Jedi, The Jungle Book, Beauty and the Beast, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2. Her journey has taken her from the Rainbow CGI studio in Rome to the VFX department of Walt Disney’s Industrial Light and Magic.
Cesare is an Italian illustrator and animator based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He has worked for a variety of clients on animated documentaries, editorial illustrations, animated titles and children’s TV series. The combination of cultural and commercial commissions inspires, in turn, his personal work. Currently, he is a tutor of Illustration/Animation at the Willem de Kooning Academy of Art and Design in Rotterdam.