Welcome! Please enjoy some my adventures, trials, and tribulations, while journeying along side many talented and wonderful peoples I have had the pleasure of passing time with over the years!
©2018 Anthony Luigi Santoro
Tue, Dec 27, 2016
In Framestore Montreal we have been playing with the idea of expanding the facility to do some commercial work. It’s all theoretical at this poi ... Read More
Thu, Nov 10, 2016
Fantastic Beasts Title Graphic.
First show at Framestore officially playing the role of compositing supervisor:)
We produced two main sequences at F ... Read More
Tue, Sep 6, 2016
Took a small break from being a Compositing Supervisor on Fantastic Beasts (my first time in the role at Framestore), to do some work Denis Villeneuve ... Read More
Wed, Jun 24, 2015
Appalachian Trail Forest Clouds.
Since meeting some adventurous peoples in university who hiked the Appalachian Trail, I’d been inspired to ta ... Read More
Thu, Mar 5, 2015
Everest Film Screen Shot.
Everest was primarily a London show that we picked up some shots from towards the end of production. This was my first tim ... Read More
Thu, Nov 6, 2014
Paddington might be my favorite film I had worked on to date. Something about Pablo’s animation, and the script, and the amazing voice acting an ... Read More
Wed, Aug 27, 2014
Ah, Dracula. Oddball show. Mostly because I don’t recall much about it. Truth be told, I don’t recall details of many shows after they are ... Read More
Sat, May 24, 2014
Played sequence lead first time at Framestore on Jupiter Ascending. Chris Lawrence the VFX sup on Gravity and a few of us from London came out to help ... Read More
Mon, Oct 28, 2013
The Robocop was one of my favorite shows in Montreal. Much of that is likely nostalgia of course. It was the first project for the fledgling studio. W ... Read More
Tue, May 7, 2013
Gravity was a big film for me. Likely the same could be said for any artists who worked on it?
The road to gravity, and working at Framestore, started ... Read More
Sun, Feb 5, 2012
I got kidnapped from Gravity (the reason I moved to London), to work on Wrath of the Titians. There was a hilarious story with confusion over the name ... Read More
Tue, Oct 11, 2011
These two spots hold a special place in my heart. It was at the end of my 14+ years working at Curious Pictures. Tensions were high. New partners, and ... Read More
Thu, Sep 29, 2011
The talented and lovely Haley Moris directed this paper stop-motion animation for Paraguard at Curious Pictures. After years of circling eachother thi ... Read More
Fri, Sep 23, 2011
I was playing VFX sup and lead compositor on this spot. The whole thing was shot on our stage in NYC at Curious Pictures. Then we onlined all the foot ... Read More
Wed, Sep 7, 2011
Eureka Christmas special opening title card.
This was one of the best projects I’ve ever had the opportunity to work on. When Lewis Kofsky tol ... Read More
A quick title for a presentation Morgan Spurlock was giving at Comic Con that year. The work is straight forward enough. Multiplaned layers in After E ... Read More
Tue, Sep 6, 2011
Like most of the projects for Morgan Spurlock, this one was shrouded in mystery. Jeremie Chilnik came to us with a brief and a deadline for a title ca ... Read More
Fri, Aug 5, 2011
After winning the Emmy for the title sequence on Bored to Death, our director Tom Barham was approached to make many title designs. This was a pitch h ... Read More
Fri, Jul 15, 2011
I had no idea what was going on with this spot. I knew that the producer was our buddy Jeremy Chilnick….but I never learned the show…..o ... Read More
Thu, Jun 16, 2011
For a while Jeremy Chilnik and Morgan Spurlock would send us these odd little one off shots. I would never learn what they were being produced for, an ... Read More
Fri, Jun 3, 2011
So. Sometimes not everything is sunshine and roses. Not every project is a dream. Life can give us lessons sent in ridiculous packaging.
In my case, t ... Read More
Tue, May 24, 2011
I loved the way this pitch turned out. As a non-photo real project, I thought it was the cleanest, and most successful NPR animation we had produced a ... Read More
Mon, Apr 18, 2011
I was playing VFX supervisor and compositing supervisor on this gig. This whole commercial was shot on our stage which I thought was cool! I loved hav ... Read More
Tue, Jan 4, 2011
There have been a few moments in my career that I’ve been truly passionate about a project. Most jobs get my regular level of balanced work/life ... Read More
Sat, Dec 25, 2010
The boys and I were all jonesing to do some character animation. Then our creative Dominie Mahl sneaks up one day with this insanely cute reindeer for ... Read More
Thu, Dec 23, 2010
Every once in a while there is a gig that just tickles you. The spot is plain enough. It was the the motion test that awarded us the spot. The agency ... Read More
Fri, Nov 19, 2010
Some projects complete straight away, or don’t have enough time to even do that.
This little gem though. He lingered.
This commercial was fun as ... Read More
Tue, Nov 2, 2010
A quick motion test we made back in the day for Aflac. The reasoning behind the test have been lost to the sands of time. But it was a fun use of Maya ... Read More
Fri, Oct 22, 2010
This is the opening credit sequence for Bravo’s Fashion reality TV show. Got to work with Tom Barham again which was pretty cool. We get along r ... Read More
Sun, Aug 29, 2010
Played VFX sup and Lead Compositor on this ATT spot. Devil of a rig removal and stabilization on this high-speed time-remapped dolly shot. Few. Only p ... Read More
Thu, Jun 10, 2010
Sometime you work on big projects that take months of planning, money, and people to pull off. Other times you are asked to do things like this Pictur ... Read More
Wed, Jun 9, 2010
I didn’t make an impactful contribution to this job overall. Several months after the spot completed I think the clients came back with some maj ... Read More
Wed, May 19, 2010
It’s Kind of a Funny Story holds a very special place in my heart. For a number of reasons.
It was my second time playing VFX Supervisor on a p ... Read More
Wed, May 5, 2010
Matt Smithson directed this spot for charter communications. There was a small team of animators….and I wound up having to give up some of the ... Read More
Mon, May 3, 2010
I really liked this pitch we created for a new Nickelodeon cartoon called Monty’s Magic Words. Nickelodeon used to (maybe they still do) commiss ... Read More
Tue, Jan 26, 2010
There was a time when I tried to convert every full CG project we produced at Curious Pictures into stereoscopic 3D. At one point I even bought some 3 ... Read More
Sat, Dec 26, 2009
We transformed this ordinary hockey rink footage into a beautiful ice-capades for Morgan Spurlock’s television special on the Simpsons. All the ... Read More
Wed, Nov 25, 2009
Take your pens out kids; This is called a Fluff Piece.
Steve Oaks directed this pitch that I had the pleasure of animating and compositing. I do love ... Read More
Fri, Nov 6, 2009
We produced this 5 min pilot for Morgan Spurlock. I think the premise surrounded the show being a satire on the sensational news which was creeping in ... Read More
Sat, Oct 10, 2009
Welcome to the Yukon!! So far from home.
What do you do after you get your first motorcycle? Ride to Alaska of course! (Turns out it’s really ... Read More
Sun, Jun 14, 2009
This is the intro the Johnathan Ames’ show Bored To Death. Tom Barham directed. Was charged against me to devise the process of animating charac ... Read More
Wed, May 13, 2009
This job holds a special place in my heart. I was working at Curious Pictures on Little Spirit at the time. The producer of canon asked me to pick up ... Read More
Thu, Apr 2, 2009
This was a unique pitch that my thoughts come back to time and again.
Lewis Kofsky our head of CG and captain of the Curious Pictures ship, some how g ... Read More
Thu, Mar 19, 2009
This was a odd little gig that Curious Pictures picked up. The director Steve Oaks the studio represented had a long standing relationship with Nickel ... Read More
Fri, Nov 14, 2008
Super fast test animation director David Kelly (motion graphics king on NYC). From start to finish, I think this took two days to complete. We made se ... Read More
Mon, Oct 20, 2008
This was a crazy big job we did at Curious Pictures. 44min Christmas special for Macy’s.
This is probably the job that we finished ironing out o ... Read More
Fri, Oct 17, 2008
Turbo Tax software was in a re-branding process, and asked us at Curious Pictures to make a quick motion test making this George Washington footage lo ... Read More
Fri, Aug 8, 2008
Check out this beautiful ending Curious Pictures created for the ending of Morgan Spurlock’s movie “Where in the World is Osama Binladen&r ... Read More
Mon, Jul 7, 2008
Sometimes you work on a TiniPuppini commercial and that is just the way it is.
I think some folks might be ashamed of this sort of work. But, it was a ... Read More
Thu, May 29, 2008
Curious had the opportunity to create this set of three lovely shots for the pilot episode of Nurse Jackie. We spent a a full day on set shooting macr ... Read More
Sat, May 17, 2008
After scanner darkly everybody wanted to re-create that effect. So all the commercial and animation studios attempted to ‘automate’ the pr ... Read More
Thu, Apr 17, 2008
I had been wanting to make a ZoomQuilt for ages and ages since seeing the original: link
In 2008 we landed a gig with Dentyne to produce a zoomquilt f ... Read More
Thu, Apr 10, 2008
Scarlett Johansson in her directorial debut created this film with Kevin Bacon for the compilation of shorts in “NY I LOVE YOU”. It was as ... Read More
Mon, Mar 31, 2008
Marci Ichimura and I tag teamed comp supervising these Modell’s spots. At Curious Pictures that meant setting up the pipeline for the show, inge ... Read More
Thu, Mar 27, 2008
Film work! We fixed up the opening shot to the Mike Myers movie Love Guru! Marci Ichimura created the matte painting / set extention, and I wes tracki ... Read More
Fri, Feb 8, 2008
The Wyclef Jean - Fastcar music video holds a special place in my heart. For a number of reasons.
- Working with my friends (always a pleasure!). - W ... Read More
Thu, Jan 24, 2008
Tara Jacobson and Connie Conrad were the lead compositors on the 6 total spots we created at Curious for the truth anti-smoking champagne. These were ... Read More
Wed, Aug 29, 2007
I composited the cheerleader shot:)
Mostly I was playing comp sup on this commercial. At this point in the studio, I started looking expanding our com ... Read More
Thu, Nov 8, 2007
This was a pitch we did for Glad Trashbags. Steve Oaks directed. Done in an afternoon, and pretty rough.
But, every once in a while you work on s ... Read More
Sun, Nov 4, 2007
Crowd enhancement for the theatre in this shot. Quick turn around, and no massive (crowd software) artists at the time, so we completed t ... Read More
Wed, Oct 17, 2007
These two spots for Ronzoni were fun. Steve Oakes directed. I got to fly out to LA to play VFX Sup. Super pro crews out there. From budget to composit ... Read More
One of several spots we at Curious Pictures created the airmiles company.
Marci Ichimura was lead on this project. I got to play matchmover and compos ... Read More
Thu, Oct 4, 2007
I came in to help this spot do some animation look dev. The brief was that the house is ‘made of paper’ and ‘animates on’&hell ... Read More
I’m a big fan on lens flares, shine and glow.
When this job came to the studio they sent it to me to work on. Happy days!! The idea was that the ... Read More
Wed, Sep 5, 2007
This is Chicago 10. Bret Morgan Directed. Film was accepted into the Sundance Film Festival. Pretty Awesome. We all went skiing. Good times.
This film ... Read More
Some times there are jobs that are straight forward and executing the creative is a pleasure. CHS was that job.
The motion graphics king on NYC, direc ... Read More
Thu, Jul 26, 2007
A quick pitch we created for director Leopoldo Gout. The animation is based on the book: Dangerous Days of Daniel X., a crazy alien kid stranded on ea ... Read More
Fri, May 26, 2006
Barbie Diaries Opening Title Card.
The Barbie Diaries was a very influential job in my life. As a company, Curious Pictures grew tremendously durrin ... Read More
Tue, Mar 28, 2006
Who’s the bozo looking at camera in the first shot? Seriously. Is he union?
Melissa Johnson produced. I was playing VFX sup and Lead Compositor. ... Read More
Tue, Feb 28, 2006
What happens when you conbine the brand new maya hair system with paint effects….? Animated yarn! No one at the studio believed me when I said ... Read More
Fri, Oct 14, 2005
Scifi - pitch
I think this actually aired at some festival….though it might have only been a pitch. Abe Spears directed a small series of these ... Read More
Mon, Oct 10, 2005
We created these series of spots for Comedy Central during their ‘Comedy is Dangerous’ campange.
Kennan Moran directed the spots. I got to ... Read More
Wed, Feb 23, 2005
I wish I had the final version of the commercial with the picture drawing battle animated on. Sadly only the shot I worked on made it into the archive ... Read More
Wed, Jan 5, 2005
Designer: Jone Raspo Director: Steve Oaks It’s a pity I’ve since lost the actual spot we produced for the internal board of AOL for the n ... Read More
Wed, Nov 24, 2004
Directed by Nobel Jones, and VFX supervised by Lewis Kofsky. This was an epic VFX job. So many cool rigs to remove, greenscreens, matchmoving, set ext ... Read More
Fri, Nov 12, 2004
This was my first commercial playing lead compositor at Curious Pictures. After a few years of interning while completing my undergraduate degree I fi ... Read More
Thu, Oct 28, 2004
Even though this is super old, I still think this is a pretty spot.
Molly Shwartz was the Lead Compositor on this gig. This was my second commercial a ... Read More
Thu, Jul 8, 2004
I made a piece of art, and it was accepted into the Siggraph2004 Art Gallery! A number of friends and family have requested that I put the image onlin ... Read More
Sat, May 29, 2004
This Toyota commercial marks the first and last time I freelanced:)
Connie Conrad was working at Imaginary Forces and they needed some help painting o ... Read More
Wed, Apr 14, 2004
Recovered 4 of the 7 spots Steve Oaks directed for PBS.
This was my first gig after graduating from the music conservatory at SUNY Purchase. I was liv ... Read More
Thu, Oct 23, 2003
Check it. I’d just finished my studies at SUNY Purchase(finally) where I’d successfully ‘earned’ a degree in Music Composition ... Read More
Thu, Jul 17, 2003
In NYC nobody will admit having ate these as a child:)
Dunkaroos is the first commercial I remember working on. After Ave Amy. Curious never knew what ... Read More
Fri, Jan 18, 2002
This is the summer I learned not only that there were people who defined themselves as artists, but there were deep and important subcultures within t ... Read More
Fri, Jan 25, 2002
I didn’t contribute a whole lot to this spot. Mostly I worked out the toon shader in maya for the team. Also I got to model the 747 airplane! I ... Read More
Sat, Jan 5, 2002
Ink and paint! Worked on these series of bumpers at Curious for the Nickelodeon Friday Night Nicktoons lineup that happened one year. Tone Tine Produc ... Read More
Thu, Jan 18, 2001
My second summer back from College and curious let me come back and intern again! Hells yeah! I got to work on this in-house project: Stink Ant. It wa ... Read More
Mon, Jan 17, 2000
This Lugz commercial marks the first time I managed to help out in a production using Alias Maya. It was fairly new, and half the guys were ‘Pow ... Read More
Mon, Jun 28, 1999
Ave.Amy was the first airing production I ever worked on! I’d just ‘moved’ to the city at age 16-17… and while working with m ... Read More
Mon, Jan 18, 1999
This promo was the first Computer Graphics thing I did at Curious Pictures that saw the light of day!
Susan Holden would go to the NYC Toy Fair to pro ... Read More
Fri, Jan 1, 1999
Oh 3D Studio Max, my first love. While still very very green as a young intern, Lewis Kofsky asked me to create a CG animation test of a city for Mo W ... Read More
Sun, Nov 6, 2016
Bee in your bonnet? Reach out and make some contact! I’m always available for questions. Response times will vary depending on my current work l ... Read More
Sat, Nov 5, 2016
Even as a fully grown adult I find it difficult to write blurbs about myself. I’m sure there are loads of interesting and fun reasons why that i ... Read More