INTERVIEW WITH LUCA FRATTINI:
YOUR WORK AWARDED A PRIZE AT ANIMOWEB
You took part in the 3rd Edition of aniMOweb on the themes of women and equal opportunities and you won a prize. Congratulations! First we would like to know how you spent the aniMOweb money prize (if you won a money prize). Then, how you created your work: what software did you use?, How long did you take? Did you work alone or with someone? How did you get the idea? Did you expect to win a prize?
Well, in the beginning they should have been useful to buy an acoustic guitar (Gibson), then an electrical guitar (a Fender), in the end of the story the money of the prize (300 $) vanished for the payment of an instalment of my motorbike...
LIFE OF YOUR WORK AFTER ANIMOWEB
Did you present your work in similar contests or in personal promotions on other sites? Was it selected in other festivals? Did you win other prizes with it?
Yes, AniMOweb opened the way and I took part in other contests.
CREATING ANIMATION, GAMES AND INTERACTIVE APPLICATIONS FOR THE WEB
Creating animation, games and interactive sites for the Web: what perspectives do you see for the jobs in this field? What are the key factors to be successful with these activities?
The are key factors (drawings), but often "keyhole" (paying) factors where to insert the first are missing.
IDEA AND EXECUTION
What do you prefer in the creative process, the planning part or the implementation? How would you describe these two phases in your way of creating? Do you keep them separate or do you have a flexible approach?
I can say the implementation part is no doubt the most boring.
Works produced with Flash: share with us and comment, if you want, some of your favourite bookmarks of sites, animation, games and interactive applications.
I liked Wired cartoons very much, but they removed them, or at least I can't find them any more. So I'll put a triplet on the table: www.groovechamber.com, www.warp9.it, www.mezzocielo.net.
ANIMOWEB PROS AND CONS
What do you like best in aniMOweb and what would you change or add?
From the point of view of organisation aniMOweb is almost perfect, comprehensive faqs, timely newsletters , translation service. You also found non expensive accommodation for me... What I would change…Uhmmm…if you find the time…In my opinion you should re-organise the site, which is a little bit chaotic. A person approaching Animoweb for the first time has difficulties in orientation… Why don't you open a section for mobile phones next year? A bit like AnimaMundi did… You could find good sponsors (or, sponsorS, as Arbore says). With Flash8 (released in September) the Flash files can be published directly in "mobile phone format", simplifying exportation a lot…
ANIMOWEB ON CONFLICTS, WAR AND PEACE
The 4th Edition of aniMOweb is on the theme of conflicts, cult of war, culture of peace: how do you feel about these subjects? Do they trigger your fancy? Do you think you'll take part?
I'll answer with an old strip of mine (of the series: "Fumettari, gente schiva e di poche parole" [Comics people, reluctant people with few words] ):
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"Women dancing with the earth", prized short animated film by LUCA FRATTINI (3rd place section C 2004, theme: WOMEN AND WORK, WOMEN'S TIME, HEROINES AND FEMALE CHARACTERS, SOCIAL ROLE OF WOMEN, RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN):
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The splash intro by LUCA FRATTINI, aniMOweb 4th edition