GIANCARLO LARI
Summary

Over 22 years of computer graphic design, animation, modeling and setup in publishing, advertising, entertainment, design and broadcasting, predated by 7 years of Illustration, Design and Concept Art.  Also provided professional training in high-end animation software to inhouse computer graphics artists in Germany, Italy and at DIGITAL DOMAIN.

Assisted in character animation pipeline and standards for character animation for broadcast commercial and movie features at Digital Domain, Venice, California.

Accomplished Modeler (hard and creature), Rigger, Animator, Lighter, Matte Painter and Compositor with work awarded on world class feature and commercial projects.



Software

Maya 5 |  Mudbox 4  |  Softimage 3 |  Vue 11 4 |  Terragen 2  |  Mental Ray 4  |  Vray 5  |  RenderMan 3  |  5 Maxwell  |  Nuke 4  |  After Effects 4  |  Photoshop  5  |  Final Cut Pro (for previz editing) 4  |  Photoscan 3



Work Experience

 

Mirada  ||  Apr 15 – Present

CG Supervisor – Lexus

 

Mirada  ||  Feb 15 – Mar 15

Generalist – Electric Sheep

 

Arsenal FX  ||  Jan 15 – Feb 15

Generalist – Lexus

 

MPC/LA  ||  Dec 14  -  Jan 15

Lighter  - Capital One Commercial

 

Logan  ||  Dec 14

Senior Lighter – Venezia

 

MPC/LA  ||  Nov 14

Concept Design – Acura Commercial

 

Mirada  ||  Aug 14 – Oct 14

Generlist –  IBM and Lexus Commercials

 

Arsenal FX  ||  July 14 – Aug 14

Generalist – Samsung  Commercial

 

Mirada  ||  May 14 – July 14

Generalist – Fish

 

Arsenal FX  ||  Apr 14 – May 14

Generalist – Rosemary’s Baby (television)

 

Partizan Entertainment  ||  Apr 14

Matte Painter – Blue Cross Commercial

 

 Vertical   ||    Jan 14 – Mar 14

Generalist – Terminex  Commercial

 

Mirada  ||  Nov 2013 – Dec 2013

Lighter  -  Vizio Commercial

 

MPC    ||    Oct 2013 – Nov 2013

Matte Painter/Concept Artist  -  Target commercial

Concept Artist   –  Acura commercial

 

Mirada   ||    Sept 2013 – Oct 2013

Lighter  -  Nintendo 2DS “Flower” commercial

 

Mirada    ||    Aug 2013

Matte Painter  -  Mazda commercial

 

Chemical FX    ||     Jun. 2013

Matte Painter   –  Rustoleum Commercial

 

Chemical FX    ||     May 2013

CG Generalist  – Jack in the Box Commercial

 

Mirada    ||    Mar. 2013 – May 2013

VFX Supervisor/Matte Painter  – Mazda Commercial

 

Mirada    ||    Dec. 2012 – Mar. 2013
Matte Painter – Pacific Rim Feature

 

Mirada    ||    Sept. 2012 – Nov. 2012

VFX Supervisor/Matte Painter  – Nintendo Wii U Commercial

 

Mind Over Eye    ||    May 2012 – Aug. 2012
CG Supervisor   -  Toyota Commercial 

CG Supervisor   – Dodge Dart (IPad Interactive Ad)

 

NTropic    ||    Apr. 2012

CG Generalist    – American Idol

 

Prologue    ||    Mar. 2012

CG Sup    – Miss Universe

 

Level 256    ||    Jan. 2012 – May 2012

Matte Painter/Environments  – This is 40, The Dictator, Brandt (short)

Matte Painter/Environments/CG Sup – 5 Years Engagement

 

Copa Network    ||    Jan. 2012

CG Sup  -  Secret Commercial

 

Mirada    ||    Dec. 2011

CG Sup  -  Expedia

 

Mirada    ||    Nov. 2011

Matte Painter  -  5 Gum Commercial

 

Identity Studios    ||    Oc. 2011 – Nov 2011

CG Sup  -  5 Gum Commercial

 

Deva Studios    ||    Sept. 2011 – Oct 2011

CG Sup  -  Commercial Project

 

Prologue    ||    Aug. 2011

CG Lead  -  NDA Project

 

EIGHT VFX    ||    Jan 2011 – Aug 2011

CG Sup – Feature Teaser for Sam Bayer

CG Supervisor/Previz/Set Supervision/Miniature Photography – Toyota Family Man Commercial

CG Supervisor / Motion Capture Supervisor / Design  – Svedka Ad Campaign

 

Public VFX    ||    Jan. 2011

CG Sup  -  Mercedes Commercial

 

B Pictures    ||    Dec. 2010 – Jan. 2011

Art Director/Lookdev  -  Feature Teaser

 

Eight VFX    ||    May 2010  – Dec 2010

CG Artist/Design – Adidas Commercial

CG/VFX Sup – T-Mobile Commercial

CG Supervisor / Motion Capture Supervisor / Design  – Svedka Ad Campaign

 

ILM    ||    Jan. 2010 – Mar. 2010

Matte Painter/Environments   -  Last Airbender

 

Eight VFX    ||    Jul 2009  – Dec 2009

CG/VFX Sup – T-Mobile Commercial

CG Artist/Design – Sprint Commercial

Previz Sup – Bavaria Commercial

Digital Domain    ||    Jan. 2009 – Jun. 2009

Matte Painter/Environments Lead   -  Tron Legacy

 

BEAU STUDIOS, Moving Pixels, Superfad, Biscuit Films, NTropic   2007 – 2009

CG Supervisor

 

Radium    ||    Sep. 2005 – Sep. 2007

CG Sup – Various Commercials

 

Giant Killer Robots    ||    Jul. 2004 – Jun. 2005

Feature Project – Fantastic Four

  • Digital Set extensions and Sequence Supervisor (35 shots)
  • Torch Chase Sequence Previs Supervisor (45 shots)

 

The Orphanage    ||    Oct. 2003 – Jun. 2004

Feature Project – Day After Tomorrow

  • CG Supervisor (28 shots)

 

Digital Domain    ||    May. 2003 – Sept. 2003

Feature Project – Peter Pan

  • Crocodile Rigging
  • Layout, Rigging, Animation and Lighting for cannon net sequence

 

Cinesite    ||    Dec. 2002 – Mar. 2003

Feature Project – X Men 2

  • Character Rigging Supervisor

Feature Project – In Laws

  • Character Rigging Supervisor

Feature Project – Freddy vs Jason

  • Character Rigging Supervisor

 

Digital Kitchen (Chicago)    ||    Sep. 2002 – Nov. 2003

Commercial Project – Orbitz

  • Character Animation Sup

 

Digital Domain    ||    May. 2002 – Jun 2002

Commercial Project – Adidas “More Power to You

  • Mocap and Character Rig Supervisor

 

Lari Production    ||    Jan. 2001 – Jul 2002

Animated Feature  Project – The Coin

  • Writer, Director, Producer and Art Director
  • Animation and CG Supervisor

 

Simple Pictures    ||    Feb. 2001 – May 2001

Commercial Project – Carta Camomilla “Formiche”

  • Character Animation Sup
  • CG Sup

 

Digital Renaissance    ||    Oct. 1999 – Nov 2002

Feature Project – Little Vampires

  • Character modeling and rigging Supervisor

 

Digital Domain    ||    1996 – 2001

Feature Project – Titanic

Feature Project – Lake Placid

Feature Project – X-Men

Feature Project – The Grinch

Music Video – Björk “Hunter”

Various Commercial Projects

  • Character Animation Pipeline, Rigging, Modeling and setup Supervisor

 

Stardust Entertainment (Berlin)    ||    1996

Animated TV Series  – Blue Eyes Superstar, Steve Stardust

  • CG production pipeline
  • Loodev
  • CG & Character rigging supervision
  • Artist manager and training

 

Epica, Sis (Rome)    ||    1994 – 1996

Various Commercial Projects

  • Freelance CG Supervisor

 

The Image Factory, Sis (Rome)    ||    1994 – 1996

Various Commercial Projects

As art director, storyboarder and animator,  completed assignments for Saatchi and Saatchi, DMB&B, GGK and other agencies.

  • Co-founder
  • Creative Director
  • VFX/CG/Animation Supervisor

 

SZADEZCKY-STEINFL/NOFRONTIER (Vienna)    ||    1991-1993

Illustration assignments for Swatch telephone, Unilever, SMH and others

  • Illustrator, storyboarder, production designer and computer graphic designer.

 

THUNDESIGN (Milan)    ||    1991

Interior design and visualizing for the OMEGA CORPORATION (PARIS & HONG KONG)

 

VARIOUS DESIGN STUDIOS (Italy)    ||    1989-1991

Freelance Illustrator and Visualizer Artist

 

MONDADORI (Milan)    ||    1988-1989

Cover artist Illustrator for Espansione, a business national monthly magazine

 

MACCANN ERICKSON, G&Z, STUDIO PIU’, MONTEDISON, RCS RIZZOLI  1988

Freelance illustrator and visualizer for various advertising agencies

Storyboards and production design for the following movies:

“The Brother from the Space”, “Yeti” and “DOMINO” with Brigitte Nielsen

 

EMILIO LARI STUDIO

Set-photographer gaffer





Education

EUROPEAN INSTITUTE OF DESIGN                    ILLUSTRATION                   1983-1986

V LICEO ARTISTICO                                                 (ART HIGH SCHOOL)         1979-1983



Awards

Academy award winner for special effects for the movie, “Titanic” while working computer graphic at Digital Domain.

Received the J.R. Tolkien award for an painting at age 17.