Federico Mattioli

Federico Mattioli

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First Name * Federico
Last Name * Mattioli
Username * MrfE
Country * Italy
City Milan
Nationality Italian
Languages EnglishItalian


Current Position Animator;Artist;Character Animator;Character Designer;Designer;Educator / Instructor;Educator/Instructor;Modeller;VFX TD
Areas of Expertise AdvertistingEducational ServicesGraphic DesignMotion Picture or VideoPost ProductionVFXillustration
Preferred Tools After EffectsAnimationArt DirectionCharactersCompositingDesignIllustrationIllustratorMAYAModelingPainterPhotoshopPremiereRiggingZBrushPost ProductionVFXVideoShakeShort FilmsSimulationMudboxMatte Paintingcharacter animationCharacter designmodelling


Availability: Freelance
Website vimeo.com/album/2168749


The very first thing he remembers from childhood are the name of the alien creatures of Star Wars and all the gods of ancient mythology from The Clash Of The Titans…and this was just the beginning of his passion for Visual FX and Animation!

He has a natural talent in visualizing things and the gift to learn the the fundamentals of every computer graphic software in no time at all, and in the first days of University he developed a deep passion with Autodesk Maya (Alias Maya back in the days…) and it became his number one tool for animation, but also previsualization and visual art in every sense, along with the faithful Photoshop and his Wacom (…he started with a Graphire and now uses a Cintiq…)

Gets a MA (Hons.) with full marks in Industrial Design for Visual Communication @ Politecnico di Milano. Since childhood he cultivates a deep passion for Cinema and Special FX. One year before the Degree, with his best friends, he contributes in creating BonsaiNinja Studio, a Post Production facility who has among its clients names such as SKY, Mediaset, Nickelodeon, LA7. As a parallel activity he becomes the Head Lecturer of the Digital Film Making BA (Hons.) @ SAE Institute Milano in 2005, and in 2009 he creates his own 3D Animation Course.

Thanks to his work with SAE Institute, in 2011 he became an Autodesk Certified Trainer in Maya and Mudbox.

Beside teaching @ SAE, he usually works as a Freelance Art Director dealing mainly in 3D Animation and VFX.
Professional Experience:
. 2004 - 3D Animation & VFX Art Director @ BonsaiNinja Studio
. 2005 - MA (Hons..) in Industrial Design for Visual Communication @ Politecnico di Milano
. 2005 - Head Lecturer in VFX @ SAE Institute Milano
. 2006 - Head Lecturer in VFX @ Master In Movie Design, Politecnico di Milano
. 2008 - Head Lecturer in 3D Character Animation @ Master In Multimedia Design, Università degli Studi Firenze
. 2009 - 3D Animation Course Coordinator @ SAE Institute Milano
. 2009 - Learning Advisor @ SAEOnLine
. 2011 - Autodesk Certified Trainer
. 2012 - VFX for Dracula 3D
. 2012 - VFX for The Philosophers
. 2012 - VFX for Michelangelo, the Hart and the Stone


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