We continue our showcase of History Competition Finalists Today we have Italian animator Antonio Nardella, the creator of the incredible "Statement to the Court", which has taken Aniboom and History by storm!
Tell me a little about yourself:
My passion for animation began in childhood when I used to read a lot of comic books and watch all kinds of cartoons . I graduated in painting and then I attended a Masters in vfx in Rome. Soon after I started working both as a 3D Artist and as motiongrapher. Now I live and work in Rome and I feel really comfortable!
Why did you decided to participate in The History Channel Competition?
Because it’s a creative way for me to express with images simple words acted by great actors.
What did you like about the competition?
A competition is a good chance to show own works, so you can compare your ability with other people and improve yourself.
How did it feel to become a Finalist?
It's a great feeling, the number of visits to my video is greatly increased, and this is very gratifying for me.
Who are some of your influences?
There are many artists who influence me, first of all Chuck Jones, Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston. John Lassenter, Bruno Bozzetto, Andreas Hykade, Matt Groening, Ishu Patel, Koji Yamamura, Phil Mulloy, Hayao Miyazaki, Joe Sedelmaier, all of them are important influences for me.
What kind of technique do you like to use?
I like to mix 2D and 3D animations.
What’s next for you?
Soon I’ll start to create some graphics for a sequence of documentaries for an Italian network. Then I’ll teach compositing and motiongraphics in Cinecittà Campus.