Tuesday, September 16, 2008

pigs night & day

different colors for different situations. which is the night? which is the day? bah.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

bg's time!

Our background artist Giorgio Campioni made the first still of the series. This illustration will be used in the first episode - three little pigs. Giorgio worked in photoshop and we'll use the levels to animate the scene. It'll be a zoom in. The closest object will move faster and will become darker than the others...et voilĂ !

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

frog's room

following our goal to describe the taratatales' world, an other step's gone.
this concept shot will be used in second episode.
my room is not so nice!

Friday, August 29, 2008

storyboarding the Ox and the Frog

Following the pre-storyboard indications, alessandra sorrentino is working on the second episode storyboard. her first illustrations are amazing. well done!

Thursday, August 7, 2008


Here we are! working on the pre-storyboard it's a very intresting thing. We have to recite and to time all the the conversations and the actions. Hollywood here we come!

Monday, August 4, 2008


Work with layers. Holly molly we are very clever, if we use these pines in a single layer we can use them also in other stages.

Saturday, August 2, 2008


Today we compled our work on the series bible.
Here we have 23 characters and a couple of backgrounds regarding the school and the classroom.
We have to thank the two artists who made for us the characters' turnaround: lorenzo de pretto and libero ermetti.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

giuseppe's board

giuseppe works our storyboard ON his lovely cintiq.
this is a rough to send to the storyboard artist who will create expressions, poses, camera movements and other magic things.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

fresh air

Giuseppe made this background. He loves walking between nature and animals so for him it's a pleasure to reproduce them.
Don't you breathe better?

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

turin club - pre production part two

A delightful frozen coffee under the Mole Antonelliana in Torino. We met two new friends Alessandra and Alfredo, the ones that will help us to realize the storyboards. They are absolutely two incredible artists! We are so excited.

If you pass from that town you have to eat a good salad at the Convitto Cafè Bistrot Torteria Via S. Francesco da Paola, 8/d

Monday, July 28, 2008

pre production - part one

introducing our pre production team:
enrico berrini, paola infantino e lara martinelli will create the series props.
giorgio campioni will create tons of backgrounds.
here we go!

Friday, July 25, 2008

julius the fox

introducing our screenplayers

We've 26 fairy tales.
Do we need 26 writers?
Not at all, 4 is the right number!
So, our scripting team is composed by Giuseppe Ferrario, Demetrio Bargellini, Alex Crippa and Valentina Mazzola. I'll post their photo as soon as possible.

For the time being Rai Fiction approved only Giuseppe's 5 stories:
Three little pigs
The Bremen town musicians

The ugly duckling
The Ant and the Grasshopper
The Ox and the Frog

the road is still so long...

Thursday, July 24, 2008

the bell rings

Telling fairy tales is the primary aim of the series.
The second is to make it in a modern way.
The third is to have the story told by the protagonists in the first person.

Follow me in the classrom!

Let's go! Our first lesson starts right now!