ABOUT

Visual Arts have followed me in many forms: from creating sets for theater, film and television, motion graphics, art animtions and visual effects, to sculptures and collages.

In a professional environment or when teaching a class, I am always committed to being creative and giving all my knowledge and my soul.

BIO

I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Art classes and 2 years of architectural studies were left aside and moved to Brazil. Colors and rhythms came to my life as a set designer in cinema, theater and television. An awarded scholarship brought me to New York City to start my 3D virtual sets, motion graphics, art-animations, and to continue creating sculptures, collages and mosaics.

I rebuild moments, memories, words, photos, videos and music of my culturally diverse background to compose the pallet of my art work that I called: "In Pieces".

RESUME

3D-2D Sr Motion Graphics Animator | Animator | Art Director

Designing motion graphics, 3D/2D models and animations for broadcast television, films, websites, print and interactive pieces since 1995. Teaching Motion Graphics, Compositing & Media Graphics Design since 2011. Previous experience as Set Designer, Set Decorator & Art Director (1987-1994)

Technical Summary

Work & Teaching

Experiencw

Set Designer

Languages

Education

Honors & Awards

Thorough knowledge in AfterEffects, Maya, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver, Premiere & SpeedGrade. Experience with Motion Capture software (Motion Builder & ViconIQ), Cinema 4D, Real Flow, Nuke. Cross-platform proficiency in Mac, Windows and Linux OS.

 

 

St John's University: Adjunct Professor teaching Motion Graphics & Animation, Compositing & Color

Processing, Media Graphics and Web Design. (Since 2011 to Present)

Bronx Community College - CUNY Adjunct Lecturer - Digital Animation & VFX (Since Fall 2015 to Present)

York College - CUNY Adjunct Lecturer - Intro to Motion Graphics. (Fall 2014 semester)

Bramson ORT 60hr Face-to- face & online training course on Dreamweaver and Flash. (Summer 2013)

NYU-SCPS Adjunct Faculty. Intensive Dreamweaver training. (Summer 2011)

 

Bloomberg Television, Creative Services, Sales & Marketing

Sr Motion Graphics Designer in Maya, After Effects and Photoshop / Art Director

Seven years creating designs for television, web and print media. Under tight deadlines for on air demands,

responsible for the conception and execution of motion graphics, compositing live-action projects &

automated graphics, including in-house idents, show titles, bumpers, breaking-news elements and promo

packages. (New York, 1997 - 2004)

 

▪ Freelance for Frank Ferrucci Music, Duarte Productions, Grey Healthcare Group, etc

Creating 3D models - 2D animations for management presentation, motion graphics and composing for

opening titles, Logos creation and presentations for interactive pieces. (Since 2005 - Present)

 

▪ Other Clients: Time Warner Cable Broadband Applications, 3D Wishes Multimedia & Medi-Cine.

Created 3D models & 2D animations, storyboards, virtual sets, virtual sculptures, textures,

logos, buttons and animations for pioneered interactive television products, web graphic

elements for faster navigation through Road Runner cable modem, CD-ROMs and websites

in archaeological Egyptian and Surrealist-Dada artistic styles. (1995 – 1997)

 

Television, Cinema & Theater, 1985 - 1994 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

As Set Designer and Set Decorator, I created and designed scale drawings, signs & props,

supervising set construction and decoration teams, for weekly television shows, feature and

short movies, video-clips and theater plays, achieving the creation of more than 1000 sets.

 

Fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Conversational French.

 

 

New York University - Post-Special Studies in Introduction of Motion Capture. Spring 07.

New York Institute of Technology - MA Communication Arts With Distinction - 1994-96.

Fluminense Federal University - BA Social Communication / Cinema. Brazil, 1982-86.

Buenos Aires University - 2 years of School of Architecture. Argentina, 1975-6.

 

 

“We remember” - 10 years tribute to 9/11 project featured on Aniboom 9/11 YouTube Channel.

This piece is exhibited at the National September 11 Memorial Museum in NYC

“PMS, A Shared Story” - Masters project presented at SIGGRAPH ’96 for the Animator Sketches event.

Best Art Director Award for “Get to Work, You Bum II” at 19th Gramado Film Festival. Brazil, 1991.

Best Scenic Design & Best Costume Design Nominations at

2nd Coca-Cola Award of Theater for Children, 1990.

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