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

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.

Frova Elena

Frova Elena
Nello show business dal 1988: cominciato in Radio Rai con programmi musicali, per poi passare alla tv satellitare araba Orbit in qualità di Creative Producer, continuato come Creative Manager presso Universal Studios Networks Italy per poi approdare in Fox Channels Italy con la funzione di Direttore Creativo. Anche Lettore all’Università di Tor Vergata, IED ed eventi internazionali quali il Promax, con seminari su branding, pensiero laterale e comunicazione in TV.

Francesco Ugolini

Francesco Ugolini
Studies on 3D graphics as self-taught. 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.

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, copywriter, screenwriter and film director. As a director, he wrote and directed the movies Foot of God and The Pastry Chef, both of which won national and international awards. As a screenwriter he has worked, among others, for Pupi Avati. As a copywriter he worked for Colgate Palmolive, Ferrovie dello Stato, Walt Disney and many others

Cinzia Leggieri

Cinzia Leggieri
trained in the field of experimental theatre and research, as well as theatre-dance, she worked as an actress and director for numerous productions in Italy and abroad. She furthered her studies in the field of visual arts graduating with degree in Video Design at the European Institute of Design in Rome, and specialising in Art Direction at the Central Saint Martins College in London. She collaborated on various productions as art director, graphic & video designer, producer. At the moment she works freelance in Rome and collaborates with DBW Communication, a production service company for cinema and television, specialized in applying the most innovative digital technologies to the audiovisual field. From 2014, she is teacher of 'Editing theories and techniques' at IED in Rome.

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.