Gianni Aliotti, an 18 year veteran of the Animation, VFX, and Games industries, is currently working as the Lighting and FX Lead on a new "to be named" Star Wars series with Lucasfilm Animation now that Star Wars Rebels has officially wrapped. Some other recent highlights for Gianni include Game of Thrones (season 5) as well as The Walk by Robert Zemeckis.
Gianni has recently spent some time re-learning the many nuances that come with making real-time lighting and compositing. He spent some time with mobile game company Zynga and on two AAA video game titles in the past 3 years. Those titles included Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Sledgehammer Games) and Battlefield: Hardline (EA-Visceral Games). Both games earned high marks from the gaming press.
Working at ILM with J.J. Abrams on "Star Trek" was a real highlight for Gianni but some others consisted of: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Steven Spielberg's A.I and a recent stint as Compositing Lead for the VFX team with DDMG Florida on projects ranging from Rock of Ages to several pieces for the New York Mets. This was Gianni's second run with Digital Domain as he also composited on Stealth by Rob Cohen in 2005 in their Venice based studio. A large portion of Gianni's career has been spent in animation with DreamWorks Animation, PDI/DreamWorks, and now Lucasfilm Animation. Some of his projects included: Lead Lighting work on Puss in Boots, How to Train Your Dragon, Monsters vs Aliens, and Madagascar2 as Compositing Lead on Megamind. Some of his other projects with DreamWorks Animation included: Shrek the Third, Over the Hedge, and Bee Movie among others.
Gianni is a former major of Computer Arts and Illustration at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA which he attended prior to joining his first production job with PDI/DreamWorks in 2000. He started out working on live-action visual effects for such projects as the Mexican and A.I. Artificial Intelligence before segueing to work on animated films.
Gianni Aliotti was born in Carmel, California. Gianni and his family currently reside in Dublin, California.