Mauro Contaldi - 3D Animator
Mauro started his career in the early '90s in Italy, when he founded Space Lab snc, one of the pioneering companies in Italy’s digital visual effects industry. With his company, he produced several national TV spots for companies like Omsa, Rizzoli and Leopard and music videos for local artists.
Eager to expand his horizons, he moved to the US in 1998 when he got involved as a modeler, animator and mentor for a student film project- produced at UC Santa Barbara- which won several awards including a bronze medal Student Academy Award.
In the last 10 years, he collaborated with small boutique VFX shops as well as renowned visual effects houses such as Hy*dra*ulx, Motion Theory and Screaming Pixels, tackling and solving an incredibly wide range of animation problems.
Some of the most successful projects include the Grammy-winning video “Boom Boom Pow” and the AICP award winning Tanqueray commercial. Most recently he worked as Character TD in several feature films including A-Team, Jonah Hex, Gulliver's Travels, Skyline and Battle: Los Angeles.