My first experience at CTNX in Burbank L.A., the most famous and important animation’s fair in the world. There I had the chance to know many big artists and do portfolio’s reviews with them, I participated in different workshops and presentations also made by the animation’ studios; they were really unforgettable 4 days full of art and possibilities. Thanks to all the artists that I met: Max Narciso, Ron Baird, “The Three Tooners”, Armand Serrano, Sergio Pablos, Luca Pisanu, Andreas Deja etc. and the few of them were also my teachers like Tom and Tony Bancroft, Peter Emmerich, John Pomeroy.
A great opportunity I had was the visit at the amazing DreamWorks Animation Studios in Glendale L.A., a dream came true. Thanks to the guide, our fellow italian, Luca Pisanu I had the chance to discover the secrets of this important studio, their philosophy’s work, their creative proccess, where all the art is created, their present and future projects. Then Luca explained his job as an animator for them and as a game artist, digging into the world of videogames. That tour was one of the most unforgettable experience that someone could have, as an artist I feel really inspired. Thanks to Luca and our host Liron Topaz who I had the chance to participate a workshop in Florence with him four years ago.