Since I was a child, I have always been fascinated by movies, games, technology and the visual effects in general. In particular, my interest in the VFX field started with a video-game called Metal Gear Solid in 1998 and immediately consolidated with the movie "The Matrix". I was stunned seeing what they could achieve using technology, and the question I always asked myself was <<how do they do that?!>>. This question kept growing in me until my first PC arrived in 2006, the internet became a thing in my home and a 5Mp camera ended up in my hands.
From that moment I started discovering software like FX-Home, Particles Illusion, and later on, Adobe After Effect and Nuke. I moved to Hollywood immediately after high school diploma at the age of 20 to get directing and post-production classes at UCLA, and with an enthusiasm, a will to learn and to bring my passion into the world, I quickly learned the language and immediately started to work on many productions with Award-winning artists and productions. From 2012, I kept focusing on raising the bar, becoming a better artist, and work on great projects all around the world.
In 2016, while I was working in Canada, I obtained the O1-B visa (VISA for Individuals with Extraordinary Ability or Achievement) that allowed me to work in the USA for companies such as Technicolor, Rodeo FX, Mr.X, and to engage many freelance collaborations.
I love the details and the way they are enhanced and discovered by the camera, how those details can tell a story and help to face human drama. Through the years I kept digging deeper into the art of the visual effects and I found myself loving it more and more, comp after comp. This is who I am and why I'm betting all my passion, energy, and skills into the visual effects field, that I believe it is the right path for me to reach my objective and to discover the beautifulness of the world around me.
Another key event was meeting one of the most influent characters in the VFX scene, Steve Wright. Steve is a mentor and master since the early ages of computer graphic, and writer of the so-called "bible of the visual effects": the book "Digital Compositing for Film and Video", now at its fourth edition. I learned a lot from his book through these years, and his friendship is now a massive encouragement on diving deeper and deeper in the art of the visual effects.
2012: when everything started.
I moved to Hollywood after high school diploma at the age of 20, lived the "American dream" and got to know incredible people I wouldn't ever think of meeting in my life. A new language, a whole different place, another mentality. Everything was new and fascinating, and right there my first job experience in production with one of the biggest youtuber of all times: Freddie Wong. I worked for his iconic series Video Game High School that literally launched me into my ongoing career.
My determination to pursue a career in the VFX industry brought me all around US, Italy, and Canada, to live an unimaginable amount of experiences and meeting some of the most important characters in the industry.
While I was working at RodeoFx Los Angeles in 2018, I had the honor and privilege to meet John Nelson, VFX supervisor and Oscar winner for Blade Runner 2049. Metting him and holding that statuette, gave me a feeling I never experienced in my life. At that moment I heard a voice in my head saying "you are in the right path, keep up the hard work". My life has been twisted entirely from when I started this incredible adventure in 2012, and this was one of the key moments I will never forget.
i'm a citizen of the world
I lived and worked in Italy, Toronto, Los Angeles, New York, and Montreal.