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THE ART OF ANIMATION

  • This technique is a fusion of traditional "frame-by-frame" cartoon cell-animation and digital processes of editing. We don't use CGI (computer generated imagery) and not any 3D image.


Drawing storyboard


Character design

  • Here we define the design oh the various characters that will be animated [from WhiteSnow].


Mechanical design

  • Here we define the design oh the various mechanical objects that will be animated [from Ilaria & Miran].


The layout

  • At this step we draw the detailed event shown in the storyboard [from WhiteSnow].


Ink and paint


[From The seas of Arganthia]
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Painting backgrounds


Editing of animations


[From The seas of Arganthia]
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Transparent layers

  • Acrylic hand painted on a transparent calluloid, these layers will be shot with the alpha channel that allow to keep the tranparence during the editing [from The seas of Arganthia].


Highlights and shadows


[From The seas of Arganthia]
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[From Somalia94 - The Ilaria Alpi affair]


  • Whole the process is always hand-made for keep as more as possible the artistic design that characterize our works. The result is an original atmosphere, different than any other design solution, in according with the long artistic tradition that characterizes the made in Italy design.


Multi-level layers

 

  • Each element is hand painted on different levels. During the editing we can move them in indipendent way for give to the sequence the deepest view [from The seas of Arganthia].


Post-production


Level A


Level B
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Level C


Virtual camera
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  • During this step, one or more elements (backgrounds, animations, transparent layers) will be set on different levels in a virtual space and then shot by a virtual camera [from The seas of Arganthia].


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