Alfredo Cassano
Alfredo Cassano

Meet Alfredo Cassano

Storyboard Artist & 2D Animator (The SPA Studios, Brown Bag Films)

About Alfredo

About Alfredo

Mentor of 2D Animation

Alfredo is a freelance 2D animator, storyboard artist and pianist. He has worked on feature films like Klaus—as lead animator on Jesper— Song of the Sea, The Secret of Kells, and many TV shows aired internationally such as Tom & Jerry, Gravity Falls, Nella the Princess Knight and many others.

Alfredo has been teaching animation over the last 9 years, both online and in person, and is eager to share his my knowledge with CG Spectrum students.

  

Alfredo's films

Credits include Klaus, Song of the Sea, and The Secret of Kells.

Q&A with Alfredo

Which city are you currently based in?

Torino, Italy

What did your pathway into the industry look like?
After studying traditional animation at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Torino, I moved to Ireland where my career started. After that, I went back to freelance from Italy for a few years before working on Klaus.
What has been the best experience of your career so far?
Klaus, indeed. I found myself working like an old school Disney animator with all the time I needed to get to the right acting and performance, and that's something I'd never get tired of.
What’s your advice for animation students?

If you think you know your limits, you don't. Put yourself in an inspiring context, out of your comfort zone, and you'll be surprised.

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What do you enjoy most about being a CG Spectrum mentor?
I love the fact that my students can be from anywhere in the world, and that my personal experience can help someone so far away from me.
How do you stay creative outside of work?
I play classical piano and normally do things completely different from animation to recharge my creative batteries.
What excites you most about the future of animation?
The comeback of 2D animation after the hunger for 3D started in the 1990s. I love 3D but the audience needs more variety and choice when it comes to taste, language, and techniques.

Learn more about Alfredo's experience or connect with him on LinkedIn.

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