The Gnomon Workshop offers the most comprehensive set of Digital Production tutorials anywhere. The broad scope of the tutorials contained in this section range from foundational understanding of the software tools all the way to the professional application of these tools and concepts used by artists working in the film and game industries.
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Sarah Arduini is a Senior Animator born in Rome, Italy. She is a self-taught artist driven by her passion for Disney and has made an impressive career in the film industry over the past ten years. She started in feature animation and ultimately landed in VFX and 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. There 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 success was reached with the role of Key Artist at MPC for The Lion King. Sarah is also an academic guest speaker and teaches Character Animation at Side Academy, an Italian university.
Sarah has a wealth of experience, having worked at some of the top VFX houses in the world. Her friendly, approachable nature makes her a great choice for a Gnomon workshop.
I had the pleasure of working with Sarah on a number of projects at MPC. The most recent being Disney's 'The Lion King'. Sarah is a driven, passionate and most importantly, a talented animator that has contributed greatly to all projects she has worked on. Having the eye for animation gives Sarah the ability to give constructive, insightful feedback. I look forward to working with her again.
Sarah is a talented animator with a firm grasp on the subtle complexities that make a shot sparkle. Her characters exude a liveliness and appeal that almost seems effortless.
Sarah Arduini was one of the best animators I had the pleasure to direct. Her sensitivity, professionalism, and attention to detail were impressive. Despite her high-level animation and acting skills, she´s always eager to learn and pass on that knowledge, which makes her unique and reliable. Definitely an artist one wants as part of the team and hopefully as a director one day.
Video reference is the secret ingredient to great animation and Sarah’s course is a must for anyone wanting to learn or enhance their art and craft of character or creature work. Drawing on her talent and personal experience from some of the most challenging VFX films, Sarah will teach you to effectively use video reference to bring a new level of believability, realism, physical weight and acting performance to your work. I can’t recommend it highly enough!
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