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Valeria Degli Agostini
 
 

BIOGRAPHY | Valeria Degli Agostini

Valeria Degli Agostini was born in 1989 in Padova.
In 2008 she graduated in an Experimental Artistic High School “A. Modigliani“ in Padova, where she studied architecture, painting and polymer clay modeling. During high school she studied by herself Adobe Photoshop and started to paint in digital.
In 2010 she obtained an Autodesk Character Certificate at Big Rock School in Treviso. She learnt 3D computer Graphics, from modeling, rigging, animating, to rendering and post producing.
The 25 March 2015 she obtained a degree in Visual and Performing Arts at IUAV University, Venice.
In May 2015, she started working as a motion graphic artist for Komlab, a web agency.
In the 27th June 2015 she won the first prize at “Videoconcorso Pasinetti” with her short movie “The Pearl Under Giants’ Furrows (La Perla sotto i solchi dei Giganti)“. In the 8th september 2015 she presented her short animated movie at the 72° Mostra del Cinema di Venezia.
In the 29th October 2015 she presented her short movie “The Pearl Under Giants’ Furrows” in a conference for “Il circolo fotografico L’obiettivo”, Dolo (VE).

 

My skills

Adobe Photoshop ( 100% )

InDesign ( 80% )

Illustrator ( 100% )

Adobe After Effects ( 100% )

Adobe Premiere CS6 ( 100% )

Autodesk Maya 2014 ( 100% )

Maxon Cinema 4D ( 70% )

MAX MSP ( 70% )

Who is Mantina

Mantina is my nickname on the web. This name come from little creatures that I created for my first short animated movie “The Pearl Under Giants’ Furrows (La Perla sotto i solchi dei Giganti)“. These creatures are like mascottes and I hope they will bring me fortune in my animation career.
My real name is Valeria Degli Agostini and I was born in 1989 in Padova. Since I have memory, I’ve always drawn.
In 2008 I graduated in an Experimental Artistic High School “A. Modigliani”, Padova, where I’ve studied architecture, Painting and Polymer clay modeling. During high school I studied by myself Adobe Photoshop and I started to paint in digital, with the mouse. At the same time I tried to animate in “straight ahead”, I wanted to reproduce a fragment of an hip hop choreography in traditional animation.
In 2009 I started an animation course at Nemo NT Academy in Florence.

In 2010 I obtained an Autodesk Character Certificate at Big Rock School in Treviso. I learnt 3D computer Graphics, from modeling, rigging, animating, to rendering and post producing. I was enthusiastic.
I found a job as graphic designer for slot machines. I was lucky to find a job, and also a job which permitted me to draw and to animate. But I didn’t agree with the ethics of my new job. Moreover I was curious and tireless, I was feeling incomplete. I was able to do a lot of things, but I didn’t own theorical thinking. I was only an empty instrument.
So, in 2011 I started university. Visual and performing Arts at IUAV, Venice.
I worked on an animation short set in Venice. I’ve studied a lot and I discovered that I’m keen on anthropology.
I’ve always done a lot of different things, maybe too much things, and I was confused because everyone said to me that I had to choose. But my studies helped me to understand.
I can’t give up to who I am and what I do. I like to do a lot of things and I’m an eclectic person. You can choose me like a Graphic Designer, like an Animator, like a Videomaker, Motion Graphic Artist, Digital Painter or like an Interaction Designer. In any case I’m not perfect, because I’m not a god, but I’m a person who likes to learn.
I started asking me: which kind of profession is most similar to what I do? Which kind of profession can describe and include all my skills? I’ve found an answer: Multimedia Designer.

What I do

Live Action Videos

Video

Live Action Videos with Nikon D5500, editing and VFX. Video promo, intro, documentaries, interviews.

Comics

Drawings & Sketches

I write stories, than I like to draw them on comics. I have two comic projects in work in progress. I can draw on paper or in digital with tablet.

Graphics

Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop

I can do graphics for the web (banners, newsletters, websites), for brand identity (cards, logos), for print (books, flyers).

Digital Paintings

Adobe Photoshop & Wacom tablet

I can do illustrations and digital paintings in Adobe Photoshop and Wacom Tablet. I can use different drawing styles.

Motion Graphics

Adobe After Effects

2D|3D motion graphics using After Effects, Autodesk Maya, Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, Illustrator.

 

Animations

Adobe After Effects, Autodesk Maya

I can Animate in 3D or 2D. I can use different techniques: stop motion, 3D animation, Motion graphics in After Effects, traditional animation, 2D digital animation.

Interaction Design

Max MSP

I can do interactive art installations or performances in Max MSP.

Curriculum Vitae

 


WORK EXPERIENCE

 

  • May – December 2015- Clickshop | Komlab, Piazzola sul Brenta (PD)
  • Multimedia designer: motion graphics, graphics, illustrations
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  • May – August 2015 – Volunteering for Venezie Channel
  • Cameraman, shooting and editing
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  • July 2014 – Freelancing
  • Illustrator for the “18occhi” Project, Lago Film Fest, Revine Lago (TV)
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  • February – June 2013 – Freelancing
  • Motion Graphic Project for a dance show, Piccolo Teatro Don Bosco, (PD)”
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  • July 2010
  • Graphic Designer for A.B.M. Games s.r.l., Cantarana (VE)
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    EDUCATION & TRAINING

  • 27 September 2010 – March 2015
  • Degree in Visual and Performing Arts, IUAV (VE).Creation of the short animated movie “The Pearl Under Giants’ Furrows”, winner at Videoconcorso Pasinetti (27 june 2015), presented at the 72° Mostra del Cinema di Venezia (8 september 2015).
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  • 7 September 2009 – 28 February 2010
  • Autodesk Character Certificate, Big Rock Training Center, Roncade (TV)
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  • October 2008 – June 2009
  • Animation Course, Nemo NT Academy of Digital Arts, (FI)
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  • September 2003 – July 2008
  • Artistic High School Graduation, Artistic High School “A. Modigliani” (PD)
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    Other Interests: Dancing

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    Other Interests: Skating

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    Other Interests: Modeling

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    Other Interests: Writing

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