From Nov. 21-25, Computer Animation and Visual effects students had the opportunity to take a full immersion in the scriptwriting world with author, television scriptwriter and RUFA lecturer Mario Bellina.
The masterclass focused on designing and writing a short film in animation.
On the first day, students were asked to come up with concepts, and the most deserving were selected in collaboration with Pietro Ciccotti, Filippo Foglietti and Sergio D’Innocenzo, the three main lecturers who will follow the final realization over the course of the year.
Once divided into working groups, the students were able to define the individual characters, the world in which they move, and the values on which to base their stories. Next, they built the subject of their short film, the outline, and finally the final screenplay.
The masterclass concluded with the creation of the scripts for five short films.
Mario Bellina is a television author and screenwriter, specializing in children’s programs and cartoons (Albero Azzurro, Spike Team, Rob-O-Cod). A consultant to major Italian animation festivals, he has been collaborating with RUFA for years as lecturer of History of animated movies.