Video Design

Undergraduate Courses - Rome

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A Filmmaker creates and produces audiovisual work in the world of storytelling and film using an increasingly integrated mix of language and communication in directing films, in conveying meaning and in the technical and production solutions employed. A filmmaker’s work integrates the work of a designer with the work involved in cinematographic and television storytelling, documentaries, video art and commercials for entertainment, information and communication.

Job pospects: Filmmaker; Video Designer; Producer; Operator; Editor; Compositor; Author of gingles, videoclips, spots, art videos, graphic bumbers and trailers for cinema and mutimedia broadcasting.

The course is recognised by Italian Ministry of Education and Research (MIUR) as an Academic Diploma Level I (180CF)

  • Credits
    180
  • Start date
    October 2018
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Attendance
    full-time
  • Language
    Italian

The first year of the three year Video Design course in Filmmaking is dedicated to acquiring the preliminary tools for film concepts, planning and production. The production chain  is analysed through studying work of the highest international standards. Cultural and technical subjects run side by side to allow the student to immediately acquire the solid basis needed to address the complexity of film production. Practical learning and workshops play a key role with the goal of producing a documentary made by the students. The aim is to achieve a sound aesthetic sensitivity and a thorough knowledge of traditional means of communication and new digital film formats.

The second year covers guided project work. The various courses provide the student with concrete experience aimed at producing projects and pieces of work. Students gain an in-depth technical knowledge of communicating through film and enhance their understanding of the software used for video editing and compositing, graphics and visual effects, interactivity and managing multimedia contents. Cultural subjects cover an array of aspects of video from directing and screenwriting to technical knowledge and production for entertainment (including serials and new media), information, commercials and videoart. The year concludes with the making of a short fiction film.

The third year consolidates the different areas of artistic and fiction film production through photographic direction, directing actors, set management, set design and costume, planning and concluding projects in formats supported by new digital media and the development of linear and non-linear stories. Students must learn to develop their personal ideas with an eye to production needs (high and low budget) and will also study the techniques and basics of financing for independent filmmakers. At the end of the course students will make a film for a series (pilot for a web series) prior to their final thesis project.

The course is recognised by MIUR as a level one Academic Diploma (BA).

Remarkable is that teacher who accomplishes himself what he teaches to others.
(Italian proverb)

IED faculty are professionals that daily face the market. Here you can read their bios.

Max Giovagnoli – Coordinator Visual Arts

Max Giovagnoli – Coordinator Visual Arts
Transmedia Storyteller, Story Architect e Media Designer. He collaborates with Disney, Warner Bros., Universal, Fox e Lucky Red and tv broadcasters. His essays focusing on transmedia storytelling have been published in Italy, USA, UK. He is Movie Area Responsible for Romics and Cartoons on the bay (RAI).

Tiziana Amicuzi

Tiziana Amicuzi
Architect, Set Designer, Videoartist, Digital and NewMediaDirector. Designer of recreational and  participatory events, and ’co-founder and creative director of citymakers GT, producing the city is a game! Professor of Aesthetics of New Media and Multimedia Design for the IED in Rome, ‘was Professor and Tutor Teaching Set Design and Digital Technologies for the show, Member of the Scientific Committee and Professor in the Master of Urban Theatre Digital for the University Sapienza Rome; Professor of Skenè – graduate school in theater design for the archaeological sites and museum for the Academy Adrianea of Rome.

Sergio Alberini

Sergio Alberini
Film Editor and Post Production expert, he worked on spot and commercials for BBC News, British Airways and Documentaries for National Geographic. 

Maria Letizia Bixio

Maria Letizia Bixio
Art historian,  she curated numerous exhibitions in galleries, academies and museum, compiling critical essays for the catalogs. She is also correspondent to several art magazines, including Inside Art, Sofà and Borsa & Finanza and contributes to other art publications.

Paolo Bravi

Paolo Bravi
Director of Photography (D.o.P.) and camera operator 35/16mm and Digital HD. Among the feature films as a D.o.P.: The Protagonists, Ballo a Tre passi, Turtles on their back, all screened at Venice Film Festival. Winner best Cinematography award at Ischia Film Festival 2005. Among the documentary films shot, Voci nel Deserto and Nobody Excluded.

Elena Frova

Elena Frova
Creative Director and expert in brand development she has worked in radio / television since 1988 collaborating with network such as  Radio RAI, Planet Rock, Orbit digital TV,  Universal, Fox Networks including National Geographic channels. 

Francesco Ugolini

Francesco Ugolini
He works on architectural 3D, design visualization, character animation, vfx, videogames. ACI teacher (Autodesk Certified Instructor). President of Ecosystem3D association for ethic 3D graphics development. President of AAUGA Rome (Autodesk Animation Users Group).

Filippo Manni

Filippo Manni
Sound Design Coordinator for IED Roma, he is a music producer and sound designer who collaborates with record companies, brands and audiovisual production companies including RAI, Ministry of Sound, Universo, Hitmania, Nike, Mercedes, Unicef, Fao, WWF, Germany next Top Model. He is founder and CEO of the NUtone Lab study:  www.nutone.it

Sabrina Perrucca

Sabrina Perrucca
Sabrina Perucca is Artistic Director of Romics – International Comics, Animation, Games Festival (of which she is among founders). Writer and researcher, among her publications: Il cinema d’animazione italiano oggi, Bulzoni Editore, CinémAnimationS,  Corlet Publications Francia. She teaches in masters, high specialization courses, seminars and university courses.

Luigi Sardiello

Luigi Sardiello
Writer, screenwriter, director. Winner of many awards in Italy and abroad. Among his literary works: "The point I don’t know" (nomination for Premio Strega) and the writing manual "Write to Communicate". Among his cinematographic works: "Foot of God" (13 national and international awards) and "The Pastry Chef" (7 awards and many nominations). Editor in chef of the magazine "Filmaker's magazine".

Cinzia Leggieri

Cinzia Leggieri
She actually works with DBW Communication, a production service company for cinema and television, specialized in applying the most innovative digital technologies to the audiovisual field: production servicein 4K UltraHD (High Dynamic Range and High Frame Rate), post-production services in all high definition formats, satellite broadcasting services - fixed and mobile - in Ka band, shooting and aerial photography services with drones, Virtual Reality and 360° video for RAI, La7, Sky Italia, Fox, Al Jazeera International, Poste Italiane, Acea, Canal+.

Aldo Testi

Aldo Testi
Illustrator, digital painter and freelance visualizer.  Worked for years with publishing houses, advertising agencies and graphic studios.   Professor of visualizing, vector and raster graphics at the School of Visual Arts and Film and New Media at the European Institute of Design in Rome. He lives and works in Rome.

Dario Di Vito

Dario Di Vito
He began his work experience in the professional film industry in 2006 at Cinecittà Studios, a digital post-production department, as a DI operator, VFX and motion graphics, as well as conforming. He has worked in digital post-production for about 200 high-quality titles, and with companies such as Cinecittà Digital Factory, Fox, Sony, Warner and Deluxe Digital Rome. From September 2013 he directs inHouse srl, a digital post-production laboratory.

Alice Felloni

Alice Felloni
Alice Felloni works in visual video design sector.She developed her style in Berlin,where she worked with several 2d/3d animations and projection techniques.In October 2016 she won the first prize as visual artist at the Byob for the Signal festival in Prague. She worked as visual artist and mapping projection for brands as Fendi,Costa Crociere, Ichnusa. She is currently collaborating with the multimedia design company Livert Lab located in Rome and London as visual designer and she also works as video mapping performer and visual artist in events and festivals in Italy and north Europe.

Giuseppe Lombardi

Giuseppe Lombardi
Giuseppe Lombardi is a Video Director & Senior VFX Artist since 2009.  His main areas of focus are Film and Computer Graphics. He has done work for some Oscar winning studios like Double Negative, Framestore, Cinesite, Ghost VFX and RiseFX all across Europe. Some of his credits are:  Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: Civil War, Pacific Rim, Independence Day: Resurgence and many more...He’s one of the few official Nuke Trainers in Italy certified by The Foundry and Fxphd.  

Daniele Moretti

Daniele Moretti
For more than 10 years he has been working in the movie field as art director, working with the largest Italian distributions and productions. From 2011, under the pseudonym of Big Jellyfish, he signed numerous artwork for movies and TV series, from " Gomorra " to " They Call Me Jeeg”. Winner of the golden take as Best Movie Poster 2017.  

Sara Taigher

Sara Taigher
She works as a director and motion designer. After graduation in Graphic and Media design at London College of Communication she goes back to Rome and funds So What Pictures, a video and motion graphics production company with Ippolito Simion and Lorenzo Giordano. Her primary expression medium, animation in all its forms, has allowed her to range from video installations to commercials, from music videos to animated movies. She has worked for Alitalia, Acea, Fiat, Barilla, La Repubblica, Panasonic, Philip Morris, Universal and many more.  

Lorenzo Terragna

Lorenzo Terragna
Copywriter and Author. Ho was Supervisor in Saatchi & Saatchi since 2005. He worked for Enel, Trenitalia, Illy, Toyota, Tim, Fincantieri, Pampers, Alitalia and Poste Italiane. He created the first Instant Advertising in Italy.

Lorenzo Vignolo

Lorenzo Vignolo
He is one of the most important videoclip filmmakers in Italy: since 1997 he has produced about 150 artists such as: Baustelle, Irene Grandi, Subsonica, Max Gazzé.  He directed  the feature films 500! (co-directed with Giovanni Robbiano and Matteo Zingirian), Tutti all’Attacco and Workers.

Aureliano Amadei

Aureliano Amadei
His first Feature Film 20 cigarettes won the Controcampo section of Venice International Film Festival  and 4 David of Donatello, as well as several international awards. With the documentary The Lion of Orvieto is in competition at the Rome Film Festival. In 2008 he opened Motoproduzioni, with which he produced documentaries, reportage and short films. 

Tommaso Arrighi

Tommaso Arrighi
He graduated in Cinematographic Production at the CSC in Rome and founded his film production company in 2004. He has produced six shorts at major international festivals, including three documentaries including Hit the Road, Grandma by Duccio Chiarini presented at Venice Days, and Aquadro by Stefano Lodovichi. He is developing next feature films by D.Chiarini, S.Lodovichi and Sassanelli. He is a member of ACE, EFA and ANICA.

Umberto Carteni

Umberto Carteni
Since 1987 he has collaborated as Director and 1st Assistant Director with national and international feature films and commercials. His first movie Diverso da chi? produced by Cattleya received the David di Donatello Nomination as Best Director, Nastri d’argento Nomination as Best Comedy and wins the Golden Globes as Best First Feature Film. In 2013 he directed his 2nd movie Studio Illegale with Fabio Volo.

Steve Della Casa

Steve Della Casa
He has been Director of Torino Film Festival, President of the Film Commission Torino Piedmont and Artistic Director of Roma Fiction Fest. He is currently Director of the Sottodiciotto Film Festival. Author and conductor of Hollywood Party (Rai - Radiotre). He has produced television programs for Rai (Ciak TV), La7 (La 25aora), Tele + (The Duelists) and Sky (Comedy Mon Amour). He wrote volumes for Lindau, Marsilio, Donzelli, Mondadori, Electa, The Castoro.

Riccardo Giagni

Riccardo Giagni
Composer and Musicologist, he has worked extensively in national and international discography as Producer, Arranger and Author (with Matia Bazar, Miguel Bosé, Grazia Di Michele, Ivan Cattaneo and Cristiano De André). Since the late '90s, his work as a Composer has been conducted almost exclusively in the field of cinema: he composed the original soundtracks of feature films directed by Marco Bellocchio, Mimmo Calopresti, Alessandro Piva and Sabina Guzzanti.

Corrado Serri

Corrado Serri
Graduated in Cinematographic Photography at the Civic Cinema School in Milan, he started working in the camera department in 2003, in cinemas and advertising, participating in Italian and foreign productions: The Passion of the Christ, Ocean's Twelve, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou . His latest feature films: Wax: We are the X by Lorenzo Corvino, Yuki by Marco De Angelis and Antonio Di Trapani, O Pais do Futebol by Dario Acocella.  

Lorenzo Sportiello

Lorenzo Sportiello
Graduated in the CSC of Rome, he directed  videoclips and commercials for MTV, RAI, SKY, EMI recordings, Warner Bros., Microsoft, BMW. In 2008 he created for MTV WANNABE A FILMMAKER which became the first italian web series. In 2006 he is the only Italian in competition in the 63rd Venice Film Festival with the short FIB1477 with Carolina Crescentini. In 2014 he directed Index Zero his First Feature film. In 2015 he directed the 12 episodes of the TV series Non Uccidere for RAI3.

Romana Meggiolaro

Romana Meggiolaro
From 1996 to 1998 she collaborated with Rai Cinema, as literary expert and Story Editor. In 1997 he created with Cosimo Alemà  The Mob a crew of  filmmakers producing  videoclip, promo, shorts and TV format for Studio Universal, Fox Life, La7.  At the 62nd Venice Film Festival, she won the Best Film Awards and Best Director with the short film Tommy the fast sponsored  by  Citroen Pluriel. She directed many videos for Italian artists such as Niccolò Fabi, Ligabue, Tiromancino, Syria, Corvette, Max Pezzali, Daniele Silvestri, Levante.

Marco Michiorri

Marco Michiorri
Since 1996 he has been implementing video and motion graphics communication projects with digital production and post-production technologies. He has worked among others for Gigi D'Alessio, Red & Passion - Tiesto, X-Factor (tour), Anna Tatangelo, Andrew Mackenzie, Vittorio Grigolo and Alessandra Martines. In 2006 he won the critics award at the Pelagos Underwater Image Festival with the video Ponza.

Mirko Perri

Mirko Perri
Founder and Head of InHouse's Audio Department, a digital film post-production company. He worked and works with Directors such as Paolo Sorrentino, Paolo Virzi, Gabriele Mainetti, Matteo Rovere, Sydney Sibilia. He personally cared for sound design and the creation of the sound effects of films and television series such as come La grande bellezza, Youth, Young Pope, Smetto quando voglio, Anime nere, Vergine Giurata and Veloce come il vento ( David di Donatello 2017 for the Best Sound).

Vanessa Picciarelli

Vanessa Picciarelli
Screenwriter,  she attended the CSC – Centro Sperimentale di Cinematigrafia in Rome.  She has worked for many years with the director Corso Salani, whose film Imatra won the Pardo Award at the Locarno Festival in 2007. He wrote the TV series I Liceali for Mediaset and the film The World at the End of Alessandro Lunardelli, presented at the Rome Film Festival. She is currently developing television series for Rai and various feature films.

Daniele Puppi

Daniele Puppi
He attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, Bologna and Rome, where he graduated in 1996. From his first video-sound installation to today, his poetics outlines a particular artistic practice of space appropriation through the experimental use of sound, video projection and architectural space.

Vincenzo Aiello

Vincenzo Aiello
He collaborated as Radio Director for Rai Radio 2 and as Sound Editor for Technicolor Sound Services, where he followed post-production of Italian-language versions of TV series and film for film distribution such as Buena Vista, Paramount, Warner Brothers, Universal, 20th Century Fox.

Federico Mauro

Federico Mauro
Multimedia Designer and Art Director. He works on communication projects, online media, social media strategy, viral and unconventional marketing for customers such as Universal Pictures, Warner Bros., Fandango, Darewin, Netflix (France), Rai Cinema, 01 Distribution, Sky Cinema Italia. Received several awards on major international communication & design portals, articles and mentions on international publications and on leading Italian newspapers.

Giovanni Pompili

Giovanni Pompili
Born in 1979 since 2002 Giovanni has worked in development and production of over 20 documentaries  and shorts in Italy and UK. He was also directing (2011 Ilaria Alpi Award) and this expertise help him to understand and relate productive and artistic needs. At the end of 2011 he took the head of Kino produzioni and changing the core business of the company from tv service production to development and production of cinematic stories with emerging directors. He is part of EAVE, Eurodoc, Berlinale Talents and Producer’s Network.

Luca Miranda

Luca Miranda
Senior Graphic Designer at Fox Networks Group Italy. Graduated in the Video Design in IED, he began his career in the television industry in 2008 working for various companies in Rome and Milan. After a 4-year continuous collaboration in Clonwerk, a leader in the generalist TV broadcasting industry, he joined the Italian FOX group in Italy and became the main designer of the National Geographic and NG WILD Factual Channel BRANDs since 2012.