Ieri ho assistito ad un concerto memorabile. La tappa di Lecce del “Acrobati in Tour” di Daniele Silvestri. Ormai con Daniele c’è un rapporto che và oltre la semplice stima professionale. Ma ricordo quando mi è arrivata la telefonata per affidarmi il videoclip per il suo ritorno. Quasi non ci credevo. Poco tempo, per realizzare il video di uno dei miei artisti preferiti. Uno con cui ho davvero tante ‘ cose in comune’ a partire dall’anno di nascita. Poco giorni fra le ferie natalizie, poco per fare un buon lavoro, ci siamo riusciti solo grazie al fatto che Daniele si è messo completamente a disposizione: prima, dandomi carta bianca sul soggetto del video, ma questo non è stato un problema vista la eccezionale sintonia che si è creata sulle idee, e poi venendo a girare qui a Lecce dove potevamo contare su Location e attori che hanno dato la loro disponibilità a girare anche durante le festività. Daniele aveva avuto l’idea che anche nel video si giocasse con le parole così come aveva fatto nel brano e io mi sono preoccupato di inserire questo gioco in un racconto significativo. Una realtà ucronica in cui passato e futuro si fondono. Usare una società che non esiste per raccontare le deviazioni politiche e sociali della società reale. Il video è stato girato nello stabilimento Colacem di galatina e nel Castello di Corigliano d’otranto. La produzione è stata affidata a ‘Passo uno’ realtà locale molto attiva nel campo dei videoclip, documentari e cortometraggi. Perchè tutto fosse perfetto ogni componente della troupe ha dato il massimo. Così è stato per la fotografia è di Francesco Di Pierro. Insieme a Maria Renna abbiamo studiato un look adatto a raccontare i personaggi sospesi fra passato e futuro realizzandolo attraverso le scenografie di Gianfranco Protopapa, i costumi di Alessandra Polimeno e il trucco di Paola Rizzo. Con l’organizzazione di Salvatore Caracuta. Daniele sul set è stato eccezionale, il suo ruolo non era semplice ma lui è riuscito a interpretare i due personaggi riuscendo a cambiare postura e atteggiamenti a seconda se interpretava l’operaio o il gerarca. Con un attore così e un brano eccezionale dovevamo per forza creare qualcosa di Buono. La foto che segue è di un’altro Daniele, Daniele Coricciati che ha curato il backstage fotografico del video e del concerto ( troppo bella l’atmosfera che ha catturato nei camerini del politeama)
Music videos are a time of creative satisfaction for those who deal with special effects and 3D graphics. I had the good fortune to work with excellent artists as well as extraordinary people. So I decided to celebrate those jobs with this behind-the-scenes in which are revealed the secrets of the many wonders you saw in those videos. I want to thank the Blender Foundation that has given me the tools to create those spells, ZeroProject and director Gianni de Blasi that involved me in so many excellent projects and Caparezza and Alla bua that chose me as a director. Good vision.
My work concerns mainly music videos and special effects for short film, but of course, often we have to work for some commercial spots. two example. View Full Article »
in this music video I made a flying banknote and other invisible effects. Little work but I’m really happy to have collaborated on this beautiful thing. View Full Article »
I’ve read the book. ‘Blender 2.6 Cycles: Materials and Textures Cookbook“, like any cookbook, enables anyone to obtain in a few, good quality steps, materials for Cycles. I happily noticed that no step has been taken for granted… View Full Article »
Friday night there was the presentation of the new album and of the new music video of the Alla Bua , and so in front of the huge audience of the Teatro Italia in Gallipoli I presented the new video of which I was the director and I have edited the special effects. View Full Article »
Friday, May 10, at the “Teatro Italia” Gallipoli, will be introduce the ALLA BUA’s new album and new video. I’ll be there to talk about the epic video of which I am director, and head of special effects. View Full Article »
was released the new Aedo’s album: “Saluto al nemico”. The video accompanying the release is “Joele” a work of Gianni de Blasi in which I supervised the special effects. Software used Blender and gimp of course. View Full Article »
All this is great, I won! The videos were all beautiful (see this for example) and this increases the value of the prize. four nominations and award for Best Editing
the occasion of the nomination at PIVI awards for music video “la ghigliottina”, I put on line this interview I has been done with the great caparezza, which talk (in Italian) of open source, blender and some background of the video.
“PIVI” is the most important Italian award for music video. This year’s participants were 706. Among these 25 were selected to compete for prizes.
“La Ghigliottina” video I made for the Caparezza’ song is candidate for:
best cinematography and best editing.
the awards will take place on December 1st, but already this is, for me and for a music video made with open source tools, a great result.
Here’s my new work. Once again working with Gianni de Blasi (director) gave excellent results. The music video was produced for the song ” Dentro Me,” by the young singer-songwriter Marco Merchich. View Full Article »
Another work for “Zero Project “, yet a music video. This time, however, my contribution was really small but important, I hope. Let’s play! Can you see where I used blender? Look carefully and enjoy a piece of poetry of Salento View Full Article »
New Album and new video for the Italian Rap star Caparezza (His latest cd “il sogno eretico” is double platinum and was in the national charts for months). The great thing is the direction of the video was assigned to me and to realize it I have mostly used blender.I think it’s the first time in Italy that blender is used so extensively for a production so popular, the experience was exciting and we would have much to say and to tell, surely there will be occasions. for now enjoy the video, and beautiful song.
In these two months have been very very busy working with blender and it’s great. I have officially entered the world of music videos, and in this period I worked simultaneously on 3 videos that will be released shortly. In the first, which was released yesterday, the work of 3D special effects View Full Article »
Do you remember the scorpion protagonist of this short? Here he is now out of a CG environment to get a walk in a real environment. After following the workshop of Sebastian König (here, thanks to topix, you can find a video of the workshop) I wanted to try the new feature in Blender 2.61. View Full Article »
Around there are some videos in which the explode modifier is actually used so ridiculous. The cause is probably that this modifier (like many things in Blender) is not as intuitive to use. View Full Article »
in my last article I mentioned the “additive alpha” calling it a hidden feature. This has intrigued some, of course, so that I am here to give some explanation. View Full Article »
From darkness to light… this is the journey made in the creation of this image. And, as often happens, the choice to move from darkness to light has not been a deliberate artistic choice but It is derived from the discovery of a hidden feature of blender (the addictive alpha). View Full Article »
is very simple View Full Article »
Today (apr.07, 2011) in the Department of Physics, University of Salento was presented the book
“Functional approach to visual disorders – The Basics” by Prof. Luigi Seclì.
I treated all the graphics. View Full Article »
A simple technique to deform your rendering. Available blend file for download
Each pass of Blender rendering can be manipulated in the compositor. In most cases the meaning of this manipulation is evident. For example, increase the contrast or the brightness of a rendering or invert the alpha.
But nothing prevents us to edit less comprehensible parameters such as the speed vector. View Full Article »
The creative and “fashion” aspect of the color grading would not allow the use of presets. for this, our rig node this time represents a kind of a toolbox, ready to use and to edit to get the desired result. View Full Article »
we are the fourth of five articles, in the next: grand finale with the color grading. But now we talk about color mapping. View Full Article »