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David Moretto
David Moretto
Senior VFX Generalist & Concept Artist for TV and Film
Cologne / Sankt Augustin, Germany

Summary

From the beginning to the VFX Artist
I was born in South Tyrol in the mid -1970s. My interest in computers showed up early and my first purchase was initially a C64, later an Amiga followed – the beginnings with the first graphic programs. Shortly after my Abitur in 1994, I developed the first pixel graphics for computer games, including advertising games for the Swiss bank. In 1998 my first 3D animation film was awarded the third prize in the then young “Animago Award”.

TV-Commercial and high-end systems in the 2000s
I continued my professional career in Frankfurt am Main in a post -production as a smoke/flame artist. During this time I worked with many TV commercials. Among other things, I work with various compositing systems: Shake, Inferno, Nuke, after effects. For the Dreamwalks company (formerly Discreet), I trained at the high-end system “Smoke”, employees of film and post productions in Germany, Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia at home and abroad.

VFX for German movies
As a VFX Supervisor, I stood for the crime scene of Cologne and for the science program knowledge before 8 on the set of advice. I was already responsible for the processing of the VFX Shots for three German movies (including King Ping, Montrak).

The Jollycat | VFX Studio – Concept Art | VFX | animation
At the Computer Graphics Master Acadamy (CGMA) in Los Angeles I regularly perfect my skills in the field of concept art and learn new techniques with my company Jollycat | VFX Studio belong to my customers film and TV productions, directors, TV channels, game manufacturers, events agencies but also independent productions for cinema films, short films or young talented filmmakers. I also share my experiences as a guest lecturer at various events or convey basic knowledge in drawing with pen and tablet as a VHS lecturer.

Skills

2D AnimationCompositingConcept ArtDigital PaintingMatte PaintingDrawingartvfxcreativitywood constructiongrafic

Software proficiency

After Effects
After Effects
Cinema 4D
Cinema 4D
DAZ Studio
DAZ Studio
Illustrator
Illustrator
Nuke
Nuke
Photoshop
Photoshop
ZBrush
ZBrush
Premiere
Premiere
Mocha
Mocha
Poser
Poser
Office
Office
Wordpress
Wordpress
Smoke
Smoke
Word
Word
Character Animator
Character Animator

Reel

Productions

    • Movie
      Montrak
    • Year
      2018
    • Role
      Concept Artist, 2D VFX
    • Company
      TBC
    • Movie
      King Ping
    • Year
      2010
    • Role
      Concept Artist, Motion Designer
    • Company
      Rex Film
    • Movie
      Tokyo Zombie
    • Year
      2007
    • Role
      Cover Design
    • Company
      ION
    • Movie
      Mucha Sangre
    • Year
      2007
    • Role
      Cover Design
    • Company
      ION
    • TV Production
      Long Lunch
    • Year
      2008
    • Role
      Cove Design
    • Company
      ION
    • TV Production
      Cartoon Animation >100
    • Year
      2017
    • Role
      2D Artist
    • Company
      SWR+WDR
    • Commercial / Advertisement
      Breaking News
    • Year
      2015
    • Role
      Concept Artist, 2D VFX
    • Company
      Kiwi
    • Movie
      One Way Ticket
    • Year
      2013
    • Role
      2D Artist
    • Company
      Independent Production

Experience

  • vfx, animation, graphic, concept art specialist at JOLLYCAT VFX Studio + Academy
    Sankt Augustin
    January 2001 - Present

    - Self employed lead digital artist for vfx, animation, graphic and concept art

    - studio led animation for tv shows

    - set decoration designs

    - comedy live show gfx supervising

    - digital painting, concept art, design for tv and gameshows

    - 2d vfx and animations for movies

    - medical animations für science tv shows

    - compositings for feature films and short movies

    - 2d cartoon animations for broadcast and on air design

    - short trailer

    - intro for movies

  • Lead digital artist / Smoke Artist at Bildpunkt Germany
    Frankfurt, Germany
    January 1998 - January 2003

    Smoke artist and lead digital artist @ Bildpunkt Postproduction

    / Franfurt

    creating animations, compositings, ideas for commercials with

    Smoke, After Effects, Photoshop

  • Lead digital artist at Mecom Film und TV Productions
    Fulda, Germany
    January 1996 - January 1998

    Lead digital artist @ Mecom Film und TV Productions /

    Fulda

    Motion design and compositings for commercials with Avid

    Illusion, Flame, Shake, After Effects

    creating cgi for dvd and web with photoshop

  • Trainee graphics and motion design @ Mecom Film und TV Productions / Fulda at Mecom Film und TV Productions
    Fulda, Germany
    January 1995 - January 1996

    Trainee graphics and motion design @ Mecom Film und

    TV Productions / Fulda

    Avid Illusion, After Effects, Flint, Photoshop.

    old school dve experience, working on sgi machines

  • Freelancer digital artist at Freelancer
    Fulda, Germany
    January 1990 - January 1995

    Worked as independent artist for creating graphics and

    animations for amiga games and commercial games