Leon's Cubes

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Slow-Mo Summer

Sadly I am not talking about slow-mo dinners in the Sicilian countryside, but about me partecipating in the BFX, a visual effect competition for students taking part across Bournemouth, the same city that gifted me three enjoyable years of university life.

It was fun to welcome foreign students to the same labs we spit so much pain in and watching them growing a familiar love/hate relationship with them. It was a bit more fun to have VFX themed barbeques.

I joined a team made of former coursemates of mine, working on a sci-fi inspired short pieces where a man uses a time bending device to escape a shooting happening inside a pub, providing us with a mere excuse to trigger computer animated destruction.

Watch a small breakdown of the VFX I developed in Houdini for the project:

Thursday, June 13, 2013

About a Planet

After countless hours of rendering and weighting blood and sweat lost, I have finished my Major Project, an academic-year-long project which is the culmination of my 3D and VFX course.

 De Planeta (latin for “about a planet”) is a short and stylised procedural animation that revolves around birth, life and death of a little planet, showing all the colorful wonders it has to offer by following it through the ages with a fast-paced and engaging rhythm, culminating into the triumph of modernity over nature, with all the consequences that may follow upon it...


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Momento Featured on CGBros

"Momento", or as my friends call it, the "dancing cubes on trails", got featured on the 3D & VFX channel CGBros on Youtube. It's nice to see it alongside the VFX breakdowns of popular films and impressive 3D shorts and reels. Check it out if you haven't already!