Nicola Gastaldi

Nicola Gastaldi

Motion DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Nicola Gastaldi

Nicola Gastaldi

Motion DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Hello! I’m Nicola Gastaldi, motion designer and animation director at Google Creative Lab, London. With more than 10 years experience, I’ve been lucky to work with some great people and friends at JWT, Saatchi, Anomaly, DDB, Innocean, Jack Morton, MPC, Ogilvy, Universal Everything, Mother Design, Smoke & Mirrors. I’m also a lecturer at UAL and mentor at Created.
Projects
  • Google Earth Timelapse
    Google Earth Timelapse27 million satellite images from the past 37 years, 2 million hours of rendering done inside Google’s carbon neutral data centers, the new Google Earth Timelapse features time as the 4th dimension to explore our planet. Done entirely at Creative Lab London, I was responsible of setting the correct pipeline between Google Earth Studio, enabled with experimental features and After Effects. I then animated 3d cameras in Google Earth Studio, rendering on multiple machines, 4k imagery that has been
  • Starling Bank - Sibos 2019
    Starling Bank - Sibos 201910 animations, starting from Starling Bank logo, with a strong narrative in each of them. 5 pattern animations using the Starling elements, constantly moving.
  • Marcus Grimm - Wild
    Marcus Grimm - WildFollow the light. A new world awaits. Wild is the debut single from the instrumental artist Marcus Grimm. Recorded in the suggestive Teatro delle Voci in Treviso and mastered at the Abbey Road studios in London. The video, a journey into a dreamy world fully created in CGI, is directed and animated by Gasta, awarded London-based visual artist. Done in C4D, Arnold, After Effects. Premiered on Our Culture Mag.
  • Dive in - An illustrated story
    Dive in - An illustrated storyDive in - An illustrated story is an underwater journey for children and grown ups, a voyage through revolving landscapes and unexpected monsters, a world of breathing caves and valleys, tiny fishes and huge, hiding whales. My latest personal project took inspiration from my favourite designers of all time, Fortunato Depero, Enzo Mari, Bruno Munari, trying to create, like them, an uncommon product for children and grown ups. With a set of 33 square looping gifs, I wrote the story and designed an
  • Showreel
    Showreel
  • GastaLoop
    GastaLoopGastaLoops is a everyday looping gif project with strong limitations: 50 frames, 3 fixed, flat colours. I'm using C4D, After Effects. Photoshop, Houdini. Everyday it'll take me between 30 minutes to 2 hours to make one of these.
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Projects credited in
  • Fail Better x London College of Fashion
    Fail Better x London College of FashionEvent on 3/3/19 Speaker line-up: Matthew Young Mathieu Triay Nicola Gastaldi Photography by Amber Muir
  • GOOGLE CREATIVE LAB / WAYMO 360 EXPERIENCE
    GOOGLE CREATIVE LAB / WAYMO 360 EXPERIENCEWith Google Creative Lab, I had the chance to work on this incredible 360 video for Waymo. Working with the creative leads, I helped them with all the editing and post process
Work history
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    Motion DesignerGoogle Creative Lab
    London, United KingdomFull Time
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    Lead Motion DesignerJack Morton
    London, United KingdomFreelance
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Skills
  • 3D Computer Animation
  • Film
  • TV
  • Art Direction
  • Compositing
  • Music Videos
  • Commercials
  • Bumpers
  • Live Action Design
  • Promos
  • Title Sequence
  • Animation
  • Motion Editing
  • Object Animation
  • Particle Effects
  • Storyboard
  • Motion Design
  • After Effects
  • Cinema 4D
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Soundtrack Pro
  • Projection Mapping
  • Animated Gif
  • Art Installation
Education
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    Master’s Degree cum Laude in TV, Cinema and MultimediaIULM University of Milan
     - Milan, Italy
Awards
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    Vimeo Staff PickVimeo Staff Pick
    https://vimeo.com/277464886
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    Vimeo Staff PickVimeo
    Gastaloops https://vimeo.com/180916725
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