GIANCARLO LARI

DIGITAL ARTIST

CHARACTER ANIMATOR/SUPERVISOR


2002 DIGITAL DOMAIN (Venice, CA)
Mocap and Setup Supervisor
ADIDAS "More Power To You" commercial

2002 LARI PRODUCTIONS (Culver City, CA)
Writer, Director, Producer, Animation Supervisor, CG supervisor
THE COIN” (animated short feature)


2001 SIMPLE PICTURES (Rome, Italy)
Character Supervisor
“Formiche” commercial spot

1999 DIGITAL RENAISSANCE (Oberhausen, Germany)
Character modeling and setup Supervisor (Digital Domain consultant)
“Little Vampires” bat character (movie feature)


1996-2000 DIGITAL DOMAIN (Venice, CA)

as Character Animation Pipeline, Modeling and Setup Supervisor:
“The Grinch” (also Research & Development Supervisor)
“BATS” trailer
“Lake Placid” (movie feature)
“Coke Jitterbug”, “Jeep Zebra” (commercials)
“The Hunter” (music video for pop singer Bjork)

as Digital artist and Lead Modeler/Character set-up:
“TITANIC” (Academy Award winner for special effects 1997)
modeling and Inverse Kinematic character set-up for all the sinking sequences
animation contributions, pre-composites and lead compositing

As Digital Artist:
ROLLING STONES ”Anyone has seen my baby” music video
“Coke Humpty Dumpty”, “Capri sun”, “HallmarK” (commercials)

1996 STARDUST ENTERTAINMENT (Berlin, Germany)
3D Art direction & Design, Character Setup, Production Pipeline for 3D animated series
“Blue Eyes Superstar” and “Stevie Stardust”

1991-1993 THE IMAGE FACTORY (Vienna, Austria)
Co-founder - CG Supervisor
as Art Director, Storyboarder and Animator, completed assignments for
Saatchi and Saatchi, DMB&B, GGK and other agencies.
He also wrote and directed "Chrome&Coffee", his first animated short


1991 SZADEZCKY-STEINFL/NOFRONTIERE
Illustrator, storyboard artist, production designer and computer graphic designer.
Storyboarding videos and other productions of Szadeczky+Steinfl/Nofrontiere
Illustration assignments for Swatch telephone, Unilever, SMH and others

1991 THUNDESIGN (Milan, Italy)
Interior design and visualizing for the OMEGA CORPORATION (PARIS & HONG KONG)

1989-1991 Various Design studios (Rome, Milan and Vienna)
Freelance Illustrator and Visualizer Artist

1988-1989 MONDADORI (Milan, Italy)
Cover artist Illustrator for Espansione, a business national monthly magazine

1986-1988 MACCANN ERICKSON, G&Z, STUDIO PIU', MONTEDISON, RCS RIZZOLI
(Rome, Italy)
Freelance illustrator and visualizer for various advertising agencies

1985 Storyboards and production design for the following movies:
(Rome, Italy)
The Brother from the Space", "Yeti" and "DOMINO" with Brigitte Nielsen

1984 Set-photographer gaffer for EMILIO LARI
(Rome, Italy)


SOFTWARE PROFICIENCY

MAYA
MAYA v. 1.0 (beta) > 4.0.2 - Excellent Knowledge
(4 years of experience in production and advanced training for Character Animation)
Good MEL scripting knowledge

Alias PowerAnimator 3.1 > 8.5 - Excellent knowledge
(7+ years of experience in production and advanced training)
Softimage 3D 2.66 > 3.8
(3+ years of experience in production and advanced training) Excellent knowledge

IPLI compositing software (scripting based)
(Co-designer of the in-house imaging software used by Image Factory)

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Painter - Excellent knowledge
(10+ years experience in production)

Final Cut Pro, After Effects video graphics software – Good knowledge

Wavefront Kinemation and Dynamation General knowledge
Alias, MAYA, Softimage, Mental Ray & RenderMan Rendering Software
(Shading language & RIB simple script editing [no writing])

Discreet Logic Flint (3 months of experience in production, 1996)

Windows NT/2000 OS Environment 2+ years general experience
Silicon Graphics IRIX OS Environment 7+ years general experience
Macintosh OS Environment 10+ years general experience