Visual Effects CV

Feli di Giorgio is visual effects artist who has worked on more than 40 feature films and dozens of commercials. He has acted as a senior compositor, compositing supervisor, digital effects supervisor, visual effects supervisor, imaging supervisor and head of 2D for a facility. 

His primary area of expertise is compositing and look development. A former Flame artist his primary tool is NUKE, which he has been involved with since its inception at Digital Domain. In addition to his 2D skills he has an extensive background in CG (3D) and studied traditional character animation at the California Institute of the Arts (CalARTS). He is also an experienced still photographer with strong lighting skills.

His work has been recognized with wins and nominations by the VES and Clio Award.

He is currently working for Apple, inc as a visual effects supervisor in the Bay Area.

WORK HISTORY

APPLE, Inc  2017 - present
Visual Effects Supervisor

CHAPEAUfx 2015 - 2017
Apple, Inc
Visual Effects Supervisor / Colorist

ZOIC STUDIOS (Los Angeles)  2014 / 2015
THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON
MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE
Various commercials and TV shows
Senior Compositor / Lead Compositor

METHOD STUDIOS (Los Angeles) 2014
ROBO COP / Commercials
Senior Compositor

ZOIC STUDIOS (Los Angeles)  2013
Various commercials / Feature Films
Compositing Supervisor / Senior Compositor

DIGITAL DOMAIN (Los Angeles)  2013
IRON MAN 3
Senior Compositor

WETA DIGITAL (New Zealand)  2012
MAN OF STEEL
Senior Compositor

SONY IMAGEWORKS (Los Angeles)  2012
MEN IN BLACK III
Senior Compositor

ZOIC STUDIOS (Los Angeles)  2012
LAWLESS
Senior Compositor

DIGITAL DOMAIN (Vancouver)  2011
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON
Senior Compositor

PRIME FOCUS VFX (Vancouver, Canada)  2010 - 2011
Imaging Supervisor / Head of 2D / VFX

  • Design and build an overall 2D compositing pipeline.
  • Evaluate needs of projects and develop and execute strategies for incorporating solutions within the Prime Focus pipeline.
  • Work with 2D and VFX Supervisors to set up each projects compositing methodology.
  • Act as compositing supervisor or VFX as needed.
  • Ensure that all 2D work meets the artistic and technical standards of the facility and creative director of PF. 
  • Manage all 2d related artists and supervisors. 

THE BIG YEAR
Visual Effects Supervisor / Imaging Supervisor

TRON - LEGACY
Compositing Supervisor

SCANLINEvfx (Munich, Germany) 2009 -2010
WESTFLUG
Compositing Supervisor

HIER KOMMT LOLA!
Compositing Supervisor

WALE
Senior Compositor

FRAMESTORE (UK)  2009
WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE
Senior Compositor

THE MILL (UK) 2009 - 2010
Various commercials
Senior / Lead Compositor

MPC (UK) 2008 - 2009
CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: PRINCE CASPIAN
Senior Compositor 

THE FRED CLAUSE
Senior Compositor

10,000 B.C.
Senior Compositor

SWAY STUDIOS 2006 - 2007
MR. BROOKS
Lead Compositor 

U2 / GREEN DAY 'THE SAINTS ARE COMING
Senior Compositor
(Video nominated for VES award - Best Music Video)

DIGITAL DOMAIN  2006
FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS
Sequence Lead Compositor

SWAY STUDIO 2005 - 2006
CHEVROLET 'DNA'
Senior Compositor

CADILLAC 'DRUM LINE'
Lead Compositor / Matte paintings

BUDWEISER ‘DRIPS'
Lead Compositor

CHEVROLET 'BBDO'
Senior Compositor

MEZZO 'DJARUM 'RACE'
Senior Compositor
Nominated 2006 VES Awards
Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program, Commercial or Music Video’

MEZZO 'DJARUM 'LEAP'
Senior Compositor

AREA 52  2005 - 2006
BUDWEISER 'BABE RUTH'
Visual Effects Supervisor (set supervision)

TONY HAWK 'SKATEBOARD'
Visual Effects Supervisor (set supervision)

GRIDIRON GANG
Visual Effects Supervisor (set supervision and FX unit plate shoot)

ZOIC STUDIOS  2005
DEUCE BIGALOW:  EUROPEAN GIGOLO
Compositing Supervisor

CREO COLLECTIVE  2004 - 2005
HOSTAGE
Show VFX responsible for all digital FX.
2nd unit FX and Spacecam shoot.

JOLLYFILTER
Digital Effects Supervisor
Development test for Warner Brothers Studios

PAYCHECK
Senior Compositor (uncredited)

DIGITAL DOMAIN 2003 - 2004
HP & FTP – ‘FLOWERS’
Digital Effects Supervisor

NIKE ‘SPEED CHAIN’
Directed by David Fincher
Compositing Supervisor
Commercial nominated for VES Award 2004

THE CAT IN THE HAT
Theatrical Teaser for ‘The Cat in the Hat’ feature
Compositing Supervisor

ZOIC STUDIOS
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
THE TWILIGHT ZONE
MIRACLES
Lead Compositor

DIGITAL DOMAIN
ADIDAS 'MECHANICAL LEGS’
Directed by David Fincher.
Compositing Supervisor
Awards: Clio 2002- Gold Award/  VES Award 2002

E. A. C.
Visual Effects Supervisor

VANILLA SKY
Compositing Supervisor

THE TIME MACHINE
Senior Compositor

THE GRINCH WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS
Sequence Compositing Lead - ‘Baby Grinch Sequence’

X-MEN
Additional comp supervision in a supporting role.         

RED PLANET
Compositing Supervisor

OH BROTHER WHERE ARE THOU?
Senior compositor

WALT DISNEY FEATURE ANIMATION

DINOSAUR
Cast member (lighting / compositing). 
Film output pipeline development

DIGITAL DOMAIN

TITANIC
Titanic sinking simulation lead. 
CG deep-sea fish development / animation

GENERAL MOTORS ‘OLYMPIC’
Lead FLAME compositor

TERMINATOR 2 / 3D
Digital Artist 2D / 3D (Compositing, 3d modeling, lighting)

APOLLO 13
FLAME compositor, digital painter

IBM 'PAUL REISER'
3 spot commercial campaign
Lead FLAME compositor

THE ROLLING STONES ‘LOVE IS STRONG’
Directed by David Fincher
FLAME compositor.

INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE
Digital Artist, 2D

TRUE LIES
Digital Artist 2D / 3D

JEEP ‘SNOW COVERED’
Jr. Technical Director

CINERGI LOGO
Jr. Technical Director

COLOR OF NIGHT
Jr. Technical Director

BURIED ALIVE
Logo for Tim Burton's production company.
DIGITAL DOMAIN's first project
Jr. Technical Director



AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

4th ANNUAL VISUAL EFFECTS SOCIETY AWARDS, 2006 – ‘Mezzo Djarum’
Directed by Joseph Kosinski
Position: Senior Compositor
Nominated for ‘Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program, Commercial or Music Video’

1st ANNUAL VISUAL EFFECTS SOCIETY AWARDS,  2003 - ‘Mechanical Legs' (Adidas)
Directed by David Fincher
Position: Compositing Supervisor
Best Visual Effects Art Direction in a Commercial or Music Video - Winner
Best Visual Effects in a Commercial – Nominated
Best Compositing in a Television Program, Music Video or Commercial - Nominated

CLIO 2003 - ‘Mechanical Legs’ (Adidas)
Directed by David Fincher
Position: Compositing Supervisor
Television/Cinema - Visual Effects - Gold award
Television/Cinema - Animation-Computer - Gold award
Television/Cinema - Sound Design - Gold award


DIRECTORIAL

CHANEL ‘TIMELESS’
Long format spec commercial.
Writer / Producer / Director / Editor / VFX / Colorist

'GRID IRON GANG'
VFX - FX plate photography for Area 52.

'HOSTAGE'
2nd unit. VFX - VFX stage shoot.
Spacecam helicopter footage.

‘THE STORM” – SCREEN TEST
Live action proof of concept for feature film. 35mm b/w
Writer / Producer / Director / Editor  / VFX / Colorist

‘SYNCHRONICITY’
Live action short film. 35mm color.
Writer / Producer / Director / Editor

‘IMBUTUS’ - 1991
CGI animated short film (3.5 min)
Writer / Producer / Director / Editor

‘RIDER’ - 1989
CGI animated short film (3 min)
Writer / Producer / Director / Editor


PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK

Professional photographer specializing in documentary and photojournalistic work.

PHOTOJOURNALE.COM - "BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH - NEW ORLEANS, SPRING 2006"
Photo essay on New Orleans in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina.

FAMILY OF MAN 2
2004 still photography exhibit and book.


ADDITIONAL SKILLS

  • Former FLAME artist.
  • Former 3d artist with a solid understanding of the software and techniques involved. 
  • Background in traditional character animation (CalARTS)
  • Basic cinematography and motion picture camera operation
  • Solid lighting skills
  • Still photography (film or digital)
  • Miniature construction
  • Sculpting, drawing, painting
  • Strong mechanical skills

EDUCATION

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS (CalARTS)
Character Animation / CGI Animation

ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Industrial Design / Film


LANGUAGES
Fluent in English and German