Awards and Achievements
February 2001 - present
Tietronix Software, Inc. - Houston,TX
Develop and lead a creative team to support the production of animation for corporate, advertising and entertainment. The main responsibilities include character development and art direction. In addition to a supervisory role, I often perform tasks including modeling, rigging, texturing, animation and lighting.
Provide art direction and modeling in support of the development of interactive, real-time, 3D applications for educational and serous games
Art direction and/or design of audio-visual, web based and print material for corporate and institutional communication. Provide design support for graphical user interfaces of both web based and stand alone applications – particularly in the aerospace and medical fields.
Software used: Maya, zBrush, Rhino 2.0 , After Effects, Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator InDesign, Lightwave , 3D Studio Max, Flash, Digital Fusion 4.0, Virtools, Unity
February 1994 – February 2001
TAFT Broadcasting Company
NASA Johnson Space Center - Houston,TX
Responsible for concept development, storyboards and production of 2D and 3D animated sequences, 2D digital art for video graphics, Web graphics support, multimedia packages for kiosks and for CD distribution.
Maintain current and efficient hardware/software/networking on UNIX,/Windows NT environment. Develop custom routines to complement off-the-shelf animation software.
Provide support in the development of graphics for training and computer GUIs.
Hardware and software used: Indigo2, Indigo, Onyx, SGI 4D/80, 4D/25 – Pentium II & III – DPS Perception, Sony D2, – A/W Maya 2.5, Lightwave 3D, Autodesk 3D Studio, Rhino, Canoma, Brice – Adobe Photoshop, Corel Draw – Flash 4, After Effects, Digital Fusion, Premiere – UNIX csh , GNU C, Borland C++, IRIX GL, Perl - Mathcad
October 1988 - February 1994
McDonnell Douglas - NASA Johnson Space Center - Houston,TX
Responsible for concept development, storyboards and production of 2D and 3D animated sequences. Generate 2D digital art for video graphics. Maintain contacts with producers/clients. Coordinate the work of one animator and two programmers. Maintain close relationship with software vendors and submit software evaluation and purchase requests.
Developed software to manage coarse distributed processing and to provide additional functionality to the current off the shelf animation packages. Provided beta testing for the development of Wavefront Dynamation software. Knowledgeable of UNIX and DOS/Windows - Pascal, C/C++, awk programming languages.
Hardware and software used: SGI 4D/80, 4D/25, Indigo - Intel 486 desktops - Abekas A62, Sony D2, VLAN - Wavefront Advanced Visualizer, Composer, Paint, Dynamation - Autodesk 3D Studio - Corel Draw - ImageIn - Mathcad - Asymetrix Multimedia Toolbook - Borland C++ - IRIX GL - Mathcad
June 1984 - October 1988
Digital Equipment Corporation - Bedford, MA
Initially responsible for the design of slide presentations for internal clients. Later moved to providing video graphics and animation services exclusively.
Responsible for the use of two 2D animation workstations and recording equipment. Training of personnel on such equipment.
Provide art direction for production and postproduction at corporate and commercial facilities.
Developed software to generate a 3D animated sequence using a 2D paint package for rendering.
Hardware and software used: DEC microPDP 11, micro VAX - Sony 2500, Sony 5850 - Genigraphics - CGL Images II - Quantel Paint Box - Alias - Symbolics
May 1983 to June 1984
Continental Graphics Co. - Culver City, CA
Provide isometric drawings for maintenance manuals from engineering blueprints. Worked on Boeing 7xx series, McDonnell Douglas DC 9 and 10, MD 80 and KC 10.
Portland Blazers – Portland, OR
Cronkite Ward – Washington, DC
Enterprise Advisory Services, Inc – Houston, TX
Digital Equipment Corporation - Maynard, MA
Volt - Van Nuys, CA
Gina's Pizza - Corona del Mar, CA
Unique Homes - Corona del Mar, CA
Bergamo TV (Local television station), Bergamo Italy
L' Eco di Bergamo (Daily newspaper)
Lombardini Supermarkets - Bergamo, Italy
Cineforum magazine - Bergamo, Italy
Lab80 film - Bergamo, Italy
Bergamo Film Meeting - Bergamo, Italy
Master of Science: Mathematics
University of Houston - Houston, TX
Bachelor of Art: Digital Media
University of Houston - Houston, TX
Fall 1984 to Spring 1986
Undergraduate and Graduate level courses in Computer Science
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
Los Angeles, CA
Spring 1982 to Fall 1983
Dual Major in Commercial Art and Technical Illustration
University of Milan, Faculty of Physics
1974 to 1978
Scientific Lyceum of Bergamo
Graduated July 1974, grade 45/60
Courses in life drawing and engraving techniques at the Academy of Fine Art in Bergamo.
Correspondence course in animation techniques followed by independent production of 8mm and 16mm short animations.
Member of the "Federazione Italiana Cineforum" - A nationally recognized association dedicated to the promotion of cinematography.
1972 - 1978
Correspondence course in microcomputer electronics.
1985 - 1988
1973 - Winner "Un Fumetto Italiano" ("An Italian Comic strip")
1982 - Third Place "LA Trade College Art contest"
1990 - Siggraph Film and Video Theater for "The Next Giant Leap"
1991 - NASA's Silver Snoopy Award
1993 - Finalist Telly Awards animation category for "All Systems Go"
1993 - Winner of the graphic of the month (November issue of Compuserve Magazine)
1994 - Houston Film Festival Nomination for "USA Russia Cooperation Video"
1994 - Winner Telly Award for "Lifesat"
1994 - Siggraph 94 Visual Review
1995 - Winner Telly Award for "JSC Video Montage"
1995 - Winner Telly Award for "Living in Space"
1998 - Winner Telly Award for “ISS Video”
1999 - Winner Telly Award for “Space Station Excerpts”
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