Thursday, April 28, 2011
The short is entirely animated in Flash, with a traditional frame by frame approach.
Having Sylvain as director is absolutely fantastic. He is one of the most scarily talented and complete artists in the world and he is also a very nice and special person. You can learn a lot working with him.
Thanks Sylvain for involving us in such a great project!
Friday, March 12, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Here is a clip from the program. The most representative characters from the respective nominated movies tell the audience how excited they feel for being part of this magic event.
Alessandra and I had the huge honor to animate the Aisling clip!
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Unbelievable but true, the feature film Alessandra and I worked on has been nominated for Best Animated Feature! We still feel a bit dizzy....
Luck in the luck, the frame you can see in this picture is one our scenes! I drew that Brendan and Ale drew that Aisling and the frog! This makes it even more unbelievable.
Congratulations to all the people who contributed to this beautiful movie, the nomination is well deserved. Go Cartoon Saloon!!! :D
Sunday, October 04, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
It is quite thick and very simple to apply, and the Cintiq lightness and sensitivity didn't decrease as much as I expected. Actually, they are almost the same as without screen, it's just matter to get used to it. Maybe the only note is that the pen doesn't flow as smoothly as it was before.
Anyway, after a month of use my tablet was already showing light signs of scratching, so I suppose it would be a disaster after 2-3 years of everyday work without any protection. I think I can recommend it!
Here is where I found it:
price $18,50 plus shipping.
This doodle is made after applying the screen.
See you next time!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Alessandra and I animated on the trailer, which is still in compositing at Digital Graphics studio in Belgium, but the teaser is ready so here it is:
The scenes I animated will be visible in the final trailer.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Finally, the movie "Brendan and the Secret of Kells" will soon be out in the movie theaters, distributed by Gebeka - Disney Buena Vista. Alessandra and I animated a bunch of traditional and flash scenes, it will be great to view them on the big screen!
Here is the french trailer, soon there will be available the english one. Awesome!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Thursday at 14.00, at the Bonlieu Petite Salle in Annecy there will be a presentation of Brendan and the Secret of Kells, the beautiful feature film produced in Cartoon Saloon, Ireland.
Our friends Tomm Moore (director) and Ross Stewart (art director) will show part of the movie including one of the sequences Alessandra and I animated, showing a split screen with rough and final animation.
It's a huge honor for both of us, I just wish we could be there!
Thanks guys for showing our work in a so important event.
Here is the link to the scheduled conference:
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Today our beloved friend, the hamster Filippo, went into the hamsters heaven. This brave little fellow spent 2 years with Alessandra and me and shared with us a very important bit of our lives.
Very aggressive at first, later he became quite friendly: he could also eat biscuits in our hands.
Thanks Filippo, for the time spent with us and all the nice memories. Ciao ciao Piccinci!
Monday, March 10, 2008
The movie aired some months later on the main italian TV channel RAI UNO, I recorded it but lost the VHS. Some days ago I found the DVD on ebay and bought it.... here's some funny stills. Please don't laugh too much..
Here is me as Austrian soldier shooting the italians..
And here is me as italian militant, at the piano, teaching the national anthem to the comrades, to stir them up a bit..hahaha.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Copyright Alfredo Cassano 2008
Here is another one of my recordings...
One of the sweetest themes ever. Enjoy!
Friday, February 15, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Copyright A man and Ink 2007
Here is the first scene I animated on Wulfie, a very nice and cute TV series project created by my friend and colleague Jeremy Purcell. On his website (www.amanandink.com) you can find more about Wulfie.
Tom Caulfield (ciao Tom!!), my girlfriend Alessandra and I animated the trailer.
It was great to work in 2d without using paper. No mess, no sheets everywhere, or eraser crumbles...and no heavy packages to send, but a confortable and fast via-internet delivery...
I love technology!!
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Monday, October 15, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
I mean, not only to play, but just to listen to! You have to be ready for cold winds, virtiginous heights, the most moving melodies and the darkest forces, all together in an incredible journey inside Schubert's crazy mind.
It really started to catch me some weeks ago, and now I'm struggling on the most difficult bits, like the one in the picture. I don't know if I will ever be able to play this music properly, but I'll try...
For those who want to listen to it, I suggest Maurizio Pollini's performance.
As soon as I can, I'll post my attempts on youtube or as mp3s...
See you soon!!!
These holidays were so long and intense, Rome and Brindisi, the sea, the beautiful Salento...lots of great food, my family, my father's homemade pizza every evening, my dog, the long and lonely bike rides under the roasting sun.... just priceless.
And, after that, going back to Ireland by CAR!! Crazy idea, but not if you turn a long and boring drive into a great journey around Italian, French and Irish country roads with your gilrfriend and friends!! We stopped a lot of times (actually it took 6 days, wow!), in Bergamo, Torino, Avigliana, Perouge, Tours, then we took the ferry (one night) and finally touched land again in Ireland. Lots of memories and pictures, taken with my new Nikon D50. My Fiesta did great, but now it looks a bit tired...
Can't wait to see it all finished!!
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Some days ago, Alessandra and I had a wonderful (and quick) trip to Italy. Lots of incredible food, the warmth of the dearest friends, the beauty of Torino and its landscapes. The pictures above give you a clear idea of the weather evolution during the flight back to Ireland...if you watch carefully, you can also see the ice crystals on the edge of the window...brrrrrr! But what can you do...work is work.....
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Saturday, February 03, 2007
Thanks to my girlfriend's precious help, my website is now online!
Here is the link: www.alfredocassano.com
It has been built on in a few hours, so ... it is very essential, no animations or crazy buttons.
But at least it's there, there will be time to improve it.... later on.
You can also find some of my mp3s, I'll put here the direct link to the page: http://www.alfredocassano.com/alfredocassano_00000e.htm
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Sunday, September 03, 2006
yesterday evening I watched Studio Ghibli's Whisper of the Heart. I just wanted to write this post to suggest everyone to see it. It's really a wonderful film, probably my favourite ghibli film so far.
So if you have the opportunity... I strongly recommend it. Ah, with japanese audio with subtitles.
See you later...
Friday, August 11, 2006
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Hi everybody!!After almost a month, here I am again. I had fantastic holidays in Italy and lot of things to do... but now I'm back in Ireland, and I want to publish the videoclip that my girlfriend Alessandra and I made recently for the irish singer Wayne Brennan.As you can see, the animation and the style are very simple, and everything has been kept as cute as possible. Actually, the main mood we were asked for was "Happy and Cute"... well, look it and enjoy. We hope you like it!
Saturday, July 15, 2006
Welcome in my blog. My name is Alfredo Cassano, I am animator and classical pianist. I live and work in Kilkenny, Ireland, in a very nice animation studio called Cartoon Saloon. At the moment I am animator and background artist for a Flash TV series called Skunk Fu.
This is my little internet place, where I'll write something about myself and my ideas. I was thinking to publish some of my drawings, animations and mp3s, and I'd love to talk with you all about them.
So, every comment is welcome...let's start this new adventure!
PS: I could have chosen between many pictures for my profile photo, but I think that one reflects my personality in the best way....