The Gnomon Workshop

Creating Professional Video Reference for Character Animation

Creating Professional Video Reference for Character Animation

 

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Sarah Arduini
Senior Character Animator at Method Studios

 

Sarah Arduini is a Senior Animator born in Rome, Italy. As a self-taught artist driven by her passion for Disney, she has made an impressive career in the film industry over the past ten years. She started in feature animation and ultimately landed in VFX. She has been working for some of the most famous VFX companies in London including MPC, Framestore and ILM. Together with the MPC team, she won the Oscar for best VFX movie, Disney's The Jungle Book. Afterwards, she continued the Disney wave with The Beauty & Beast, joined the Marvel team for Guardians of the Galaxy 2, then finally reached the world-renowned company Industrial Light & Magic. Here she helped give life to the Supreme Leader, Snoke, in Star Wars: The Last Jedi and to the genetically modified dinosaurs in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Her latest big success was reached with the role of Key Artist at MPC for The Lion King. She is an academic guest speaker and teaches Character Animation at Side Academy, an Italian university.