My name is Paolo Copponi, I'm 26 years old and I come from Italy.
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I'm a Visual effects / Lighting & Rendering Artist.
I started to learn computer science in secondary school where I graduated as computer expert in 2005.
One year after I joined the Academy of fine Arts in Macerata (Italy).
In 2010 I obtained the university degree in theory and techniques of visual communication and multimedia with vote 110/110 cum laude.
As graduation project I wrote a text about the history of computer graphic in film and,
I created a short animation.
During the last six years I have acquired a good overall knowledge of Autodesk Maya , in particular in tools that permit to create visual effects like dynamics and particles effects, fluid effects (smoke, fire, explosion), destruction and fracturing effects (Dmm and PhysX plugin ). I have good knowledge of Vray and Mental Ray
rendering engines, lighting with Hdr image, creation of digital sets with panoramic image and creation of environments (modeling, shading, texturing). Furthermore I have good skills in many software packages likes Exotic Matter Naiad (water effects), The Foundry Nuke and Adobe Photoshop.
I have a publication for one of my works in fxguide website and one interview in the 3dworldmag website:
In the last 6 months I worked to my showreel, I created some architectural preview projects and worked in an independent production.
The web link of the production is http://www.theotherworldfilm.com/
The film will release next winter, for that I can't add the shots now to my showreel. However I did texturing, shading, lighting & rendering and compositing.
I have good collaborative skills and teamwork because I worked, before and during university, in the field of video games and slotmachines as hardware expert.
A year abroad, and my extensive travelling experiences in Los Angeles, have offered me opportunities to adapt to new environments. I...
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