13 May 2021

“Personality, social skills, work ethics and dedication are the biggest ingredients to success“

Antonello Stornelli is a 3D artist who grew up in Rome till he was 24 years old. Then he moved to Los Angeles where he has been living for the last 17 years.

From 2007 to 2011 he worked at Look Fx, a pure visual effects experience. He worked on projects like Lost, Pushing Daisies, Bones, Captain America and Black Swan.

Due to a big revolution in the visual effects contest, depending on the growth of the Asiatic, Canadian and English markets versus the American one, Antonello felt that a change might be wise and useful to grow his experience. He finally landed at Dreamworks, where he started to work on the show Dragon Trainer: Riders of Berk, being the 3D modeller of most of the characters, for one of the biggest work of his life.

Years later he joined  The Walt Disney Company and worked on one of the most ambitious animation projects ever managed by the Company: The first series created for the Disney Plus streaming platform: Monsters Inc (Monsters & Co. In Italy).

Currently, he is working at Netflix Animation as Modeling Supervisor and Environment Lead for the Blue Eye Samurai series.

“What I've learned over time is that everything will come when the time is right. Be patient, never give up. The NOs will always be more than the YESes, but NOs will help you become a better person and a better artist”, that is his advice to success in the creative industries.

Do you want to know more? Check out his last interview here.

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