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alessandro saponi


Alessandro Saponi

CG supervisor at Weta Digital

Wellington – New Zealand

Lead Lighting TD – Weta Digital

– Present (10 years 2 months)

Projects as Senior Lighting TD:
Narnia: Prince Caspian

Projects as Lighting Lead:
TinTin: The secret of the Unicorn
The Hobbit an Expected Journey


Senior Lighting TD – Animal Logic

(1 year 4 months)

Senior Lighter on Academy Award Winner Feature “Happy Feet”,
I was in charge of develop the look of several sequences and coordinate a team of lighters. Working in touch with producers, art directors and director to achieve the visual of the sequences.

Creature TD – Animal Logic

(11 months)

Working on George Miller’s “Happy Feet” as Creature TD.

CG Supervisor – Chinatown

(1 year 3 months)

CG Supervisor of the Film/TV series Department
I worked in the realization of animated feature films and pilots episodes of TV series.

CG Artist – Chinatown

(2 years 5 months)

While in this company I grow my experience on lighting, compositing, rendering, character rigging and coordinating small team.

CG Artist – Self-employed

(7 months)

I freelanced with some of the most important CG production companies in Milan among them: MediaCube, Rumblefish, Chinatown and Animo.

CG Artist – Locomotion – Interactive Group

(2 years 5 months)

Staff in one of the largest 3D animation studios in Italy. I took care of the commercial section following all the steps of the production. I worked on complex productions starting from pre-pro and shooting till the final composites.