Video Design

Undergraduate Courses - Rome

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A Video Designer creates and produces audiovisual works from the concept to the script, from the shooting to the editing, up to the sound design and the adaptation to all the audiovisual platforms, for cinema, tv and web. 

This professional is technically and culturally prepared to work in independent as well as in big movie productions, in tv programmes like series, entertainment and news formats, in communication agencies, in motion graphic studios and innovative projects for new media. 

Title - The First Level Academic Diploma is recognized by MIUR (Ministry for Education, University and Research) and equated with the Bachelor’s Degree issued by Universities.

  • Credits
    180
  • Start date
    October 2020
  • 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.

Professional opportunities - Filmmaker, Video Designer, Producer, Operator, Editor, Composer, Author of acronyms, video clips, commercials, art videos, graphic bumpers and trailers for cinema and multimedia broadcasting.

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 of Visual Arts School at IED Roma

Max Giovagnoli – Coordinator of Visual Arts School at IED Roma
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).

Sergio Alberini

Sergio Alberini
Film Editor and colorist he collaborated with Nel Blu Studios for which he edited the short film La storia sono io by Ugo Gregoretti, for HDEyes he edited VND Voci nel nel deserto, for FGC Production he edited spots for BBC News , British Airways, and documentaries for National Geographic.

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. 

Mirko Perri

Mirko Perri
Sound Designer, Co-founder of INHOUSE, workshop of film post-production . He has collaborated with the main Italian directors of the last decade such as Paolo Sorrentino, Matteo Garrone, Matteo Rovere, Sidney Sibilia. After studying at IED he specialized in sound effects and sound editing. He won three David di Donatello for the films Veloce come il vento, Dogman and Il primo re, and worked on titles such as La grande bellezza, Loro and Smetto quando voglio. He worked on the serials: Crime Novel, The New Pope and Romulus series.   

Carla Altieri

Carla Altieri
Film Producer. She has been a line producer for over 15 years, working on some important films: Le Meraviglie by Alice Rohrwacher, Passione by John Turturro, Il Divo by Paolo Sorrentino. In 2013 together with Roberto De Paolis, she founded the production company Young Films. 

Enrico Audenino

Enrico Audenino
Scriptwriter for film and television, he collaborates with production companies such as Lux Vide, Cattleya, Lucky Red and Indiana and he writes for TV series such as Don Matteo, Connessioni and Gomorra.

Matteo Bendinelli

Matteo Bendinelli
After taking his first steps in music and after years of musical studies, he graduated with honors at IED Roma. He made his debut in cinema starting with the film La Grande Bellezza by Paolo Sorrentino as Field Recordist. Thus he continued his way by mounting the sound of many films, documentaries, and national commercials. He currently worked in Rome as a freelancer also collaborating with many industry professionals.

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 ProtagonistsBallo a Tre passiTurtles on their back, all screened at Venice Film Festival. Winner of the Best Cinematography Award at Ischia Film Festival 2005. Among the documentary films shot, Voci nel Deserto and Nobody Excluded.

Manuela Cacciamani

Manuela Cacciamani
Executive Vice President at Axed Group, owner of One More Pictures and Direct2Brain Managing Director, has always worked in the film industry since the early days of her career.

Riccardo Casinelli

Riccardo Casinelli
Graphic Designer and Illustrator based in Rome. In 2016 he founds Studio Mistaker with Martina Tariciotti, a multidisciplinary creative studio specialized in visual design. He works as information designer and illustrator for La Repubblica, l'Espresso, Il Sole 24 Ore. Since 2018 he has been teaching infographic and graphic design at IED Torino.

Steve Della Casa

Steve Della Casa
Former Director of Torino Film Festival, President of Turin Piedmont Film Commission and Artistic Director of Roma Fiction Fest. He is currently director of Sottodiciotto Film Festival. He is author and presenter of Hollywood Party (Rai - Radiotre). He directed TV progammes for Rai (Ciak TV), La7 (La 25aora), Tele + (I duellanti) and Sky (Commedia Mon Amour). He has written volumes for Lindau, Marsilio, Donzelli, Mondadori, Electa, Il Castoro.

Tiziana Amicuzi

Tiziana Amicuzi
Managing Director of tad (studio) design, a creative design and experimentation atelier that combines multiple languages, ranging from architecture to scenography, from cinema to digital arts and new media. Working in a multidisciplinary form, he creates immersive and interactive environments, videogames and interaction design projects, urban cross-media and performing media paths.

Lorenzo Corvino

Lorenzo Corvino
Director. Bachelor's degree with honors, EU post-graduate scholarship in directing. Before his debut as a Film Director he was a Planner, Assistant Director and made lots of making-of, short films, commercials and videoclips. In 2016 he made his feature film directorial debut with WAX: We Are the X, shot in France, in collaboration with Rai Cinema. The film got prizes in London and in Houston, Texas. In 2017 he was nominee for the David Di Donatello’s Best Debut Director.

Dario Di Vito

Dario Di Vito
He starts working in film industry in 2006 at Cinecittà Studios, a digital post-production department, as a DI operator. In the same department he carries out numerous works of VFX and motion graphics, in addition to conforming. From 2009 to 2012 he is a Post-producer at Cinecittà Digital Factory, with the role of coordinator and optimizer of digital cinema production processes and flows. From September 2012, following the merger of Deluxe-Cinecittà Digital Factory, he expands his duties, coordinating the processes aimed at European Major editions (Fox, Sony, Warner, etc.) for Deluxe Digital Rome. From 2013 to 2018 he directs InHouse, a digital post-production laboratory. Since October 2018 he is the Post-production Manager for the Feature Film and TV Show branches at ​​Frame by Frame Italia.

Alice Felloni

Alice Felloni
Visual designer, Visual Artis and videomapping expert. She took inspiration in Berlin, where she worked with several 2D e 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.

Fabio Fortunati

Fabio Fortunati
Sound Designer, in 2011 he graduated in IED - Istituto Europeo di Design. Audio Producer as a Sound Recordist, a Sound Editor and a Sound Designer. He has collaborated with brands and clients such as National Geographic, Amnesty International, Pampero Fundacion Italia, Sky Arte, DIgitaLife, and with directors such as Gabriele Salvatores, Paolo Sorrentino, Michele Placido and Pietro Marcello, among others.

Elena Frova

Elena Frova
Creative Director and expert in brand development. She has been working in radio and television since 1988, collaborating with networks such as  Radio RAI, Planet Rock, Orbit digital TV,  Universal, Fox Networks including National Geographic channel.

Giorgio Galotti

Giorgio Galotti
Art Critic. In 2016 he founded DAMA, a new concept of independent and collaborative art fair dedicated to international galleries. He is Contributor for Italy of the online magazine Art Research Map and collaborates with some Italian art magazines.

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, he work mostly for cinema: he composed the original soundtracks of feature films directed by Marco Bellocchio, Mimmo Calopresti, Alessandro Piva and Sabina Guzzanti.

Cinzia Leggieri

Cinzia Leggieri
She graduated in Video Design at IED Roma, got a Master's degree in Communication and Marketing and specialized in Art Direction at Central Saint Martins College in London. She collaborates to various productions as a Director, Art Director, Graphic & Video Designer and Producer. He currently holds the role of Art Director and Producer at DBW Communication, a company based in Rome specialized in applying the most innovative digital technologies to the audiovisual sector.

Giuseppe Lombardi

Giuseppe Lombardi
Video Director & Senior VFX Artist since 2009.  His deals mainly with 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, among others. He is one of the few official Nuke Trainers in Italy certified by The Foundry and Fxphd.    

Marco Michiorri

Marco Michiorri
Digital Art Director with decades of experience in graphics, digital animation, post-production and motion graphics. He has carried out communication projects for brands, TV brodcasters and national communication agencies with clients such as: Renato Zero, Andrew Mackenzie, Trellerborg, Dan John. Since 2001 he is a lecturer at IED in ROME. Teaching area: After Effects, Photoshop, Premiere..

Simone Moglié

Simone Moglié
Cinematographer/Director of Photography. He was Director of Photography for many videoclips of artists such as Fedez, Libra, Calcutta and many others.

Sabrina Perrucca

Sabrina Perrucca
Artistic Director anco Co-founder of Romics – International Comics, Animation, Games Festival. 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.

Vanessa Picciarelli

Vanessa Picciarelli
Screenwriter, graduated in CSC. She worked for many years with the Director Corso Salani, whose film Imatra won the Pardo d'oro at the Locarno Film Festival in 2007. She wrote the TV series I Liceali for Mediaset and the film Il mondo fino in fondo by Alessandro Lunardelli, presented at the Rome Film Festival. She is Co-screenwriter of the film Bangla by Phaim Bhuyian produced by Fandango and Tim Vision.

Giulio Pietromarchi

Giulio Pietromarchi
He started working in film industry since 1983, as an Assistant Operator and later as a Machine Operator. Then he became Director of Photography, AIC member, with experience in international feature films, TV drama, advertising, music video clips, documentaries. 

Giovanni Pompili

Giovanni Pompili
Film Director and Producer. Since 2002 he develops and produces over twenty documentaries and short films between Italy and the UK. Since 2011, he has led Kino Produzioni, changing the company's core business from TV service to the production of emerging directors' cinema stories. Member of EAVE, Eurodoc, Berlinale Talents and Producer’s Network, in 2016 he produced Michele Vannucci's Il più grande sogno, winning the Future Award in 2017, David di Donatello Award and Solinas Experimenta Prize for Screenplay.

Daniele Puppi

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

Stefano Rebechi

Stefano Rebechi
One of the pioneers of stereoscopic audiovisuals in Italy. With DBW Communication, which he has led since 2000, he has produced all the main audiovisual S3D, advertising and live, in Italy: from the Champions League for Sky3D to advertising for Mediaworld 3D. In 2011 he provided the staff and technologies for the first stereoscopic film by Dario Argento, Dracula 3D. Since 1995 he has been making documentaries for Rai, La7 and for thematic channels via satellite. He has made video installations, multimedia shows and live performances.

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 Filmaker's magazine.

Lorenzo Sportiello

Lorenzo Sportiello
Graduated in Film Direction in CSC, he focuses on video clips, advertising and works for MTV, RAI, SKY, EMI recordings, Warner Bros, Microsoft, BMW. In 2008 he realized for MTV, Wannabe a Filmmaker, which becomes the first Italian web series. In 2006 he was the only Italian in competition at the 63rd Venice Film Festival with the short FIB1477, with Carolina Crescentini. In 2014 he directs Index Zero, his debut film. In 2015 he directed the second unity of 12 episodes of the TV series Non Uccidere (RAI3) and between 2017 and 2018 he directed 8 episodes of Non uccidere 2.

Sara Tagariello (Taigher)

Sara Tagariello (Taigher)
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 is animation in all its forms, which allowed her to range from video installations to commercials, from music videos to animated movies. Sara has worked for Alitalia, Acea, Fiat, Barilla, La Repubblica, Panasonic, Philip Morris, Universal and many more.

Aldo Testi

Aldo Testi
Illustrator, Visualizer and Digital Painter. He has been collaborating for years with publishing houses, advertising agencies and graphic studios. In addition to teaching at IED Roma, he has been for years a teacher at state professional schools, as an extra-curricular trainer in the field of computer graphics. Since 1986 he has been collaborating with the Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana for the production of illustrations, cartography, infographics and two-dimensional animation.

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).

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.

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