Welcome to the team Francesco!

Very happy to let everyone know that Francesco Giroldini is now Mila Lighting Supervisor. Welcome to the team Francesco!
Here is Francesco’s great work!

Francesco Giroldini – Lighting/Compositing reel 2014 from Francesco Giroldini on Vimeo.

Mila needs a lighting supervisor

Dear Mila family, we are finally sharing a lit shot with you and we are also calling for help in finding a Lighting Supervisor for the project. Just a reminder that Mila is a volunteer based project and that we can give a credit and hopefully an amazing experience! We are currently more than 200 from 25 countries!
Here are some requirement for the position. Thanks and please spread the word!

Personal Skills
• Have time available for the project.
• Pro-efficiency in English language
• Be able to communicate his ideas
• Be able to give and receive feedback
• Leadership skills
• Proactive
• Have passion for lighting.
• Organized and be able to organize others
Technical Skills:
• Experience creating light rigs for key shots
• Good technical knowledge of Arnold, Maya and Nuke
• Experience understanding and creating a production pipeline.
• Artistic eye for lighting.
Extras :
• Programming skills.
• Experience creating tools for Maya/Arnold/Nuke

Mila work in progress will be presented in Cinecitta’ – Sala Fellini

Thanks to the ASC (Cinecitta’Production and Costume Designer) and Cinecitta’Studios for organizing the event!Locandina_-ASC

Our new Mila Poster!

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Trentino Mese

Trentino Mese, a magazine based in Trento, is coming out today with a great article by Pino Loperfido. Special thanks to the editor Paolo Curcu that also dedicated to Mila the March edition cover.
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Layout meeting in L.A. Café

The layout department is very busy under the supervision of our Director of Photography Pepe Valencia and Layout Supervisor Francisco Pacheco.
Even if Mila is produced in a virtual studio across 25 countries once in a while we like to meet in person whenever possible.
Recently met at a café in L.A. with Layout Supervisor Francisco Pacheco (center) and Layout Artist Alessandro Ceglia (left).
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We have 2 sequences already in animation and Alessandro’s one is looking awesome and will soon be ready for animators.
Alex Kong (Mexico), Marc Molto(France), Aldo Cruz(Mexico), Salvador Almanza(Mexico) and Lorenzo Pedergnaga(Italy) are also busy on other sequences.
Thanks to Mila super talented and passionate layout artists!

A tribute to my grandmother

The female character who saves Mila was inspired by my grandmother, and created in her image. Her name was Luisa. She was an amazing tailor, and in turn, the character that saves Mila is a tailor by trade. The woman’s house Mila finds shelter in is full of things tailors use – the most important being the sewing machine.
The original sewing machine was of course a “Singer”. Unfortunately, the Singer company wasn’t interested in product placement, so we came up with “Luisa” – my Grandmother’s name, as the brand of our sewing machine prop.
Here’s a picture of my Grandmother in 1936, accompanied by our homage to her.
Modeling: Adam Thoms (U.K.)
Textures: Ruchita Jeswal (Australia)
Look Development – Ruchita Jeswal (Australia) & Andres Amaya (Mexico)
Art Director – Alexandra Kavalova (Canada)
Modeling Supervisor – Philippe Brochu (USA)
Texture/LookDev Supervisro – Cesar A. Montero Orozco
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Latest approved assets

Sharing some of the buildings that were recently approved and ready to be lit with Arnold. Thanks to all the amazing artists involved!

Geoffrey Dutch (Look Development Artist) – France
Alex Harris (Senior Modeler) – U.K.
Ruchita Jeswal (Texture artist/Senior Modeler) – Australia
Mattias Lullini (Modeler) – Italy
Lorenzo Pedergnana (Texture Artist/Look Development Artist) – Italy
Noela Leis Sestayo (Look Development Artist) – Spain

Thanks also to our amazing Mila supervisors:
Alexandra Kavalova (Art Director) – Canada
Philippe Brochu (Modeling Supervisor) – USA
Cesar A. Montero Orozco (Textures Supervisor/Look Development Supervisor) – USA

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San Lorenzo Bridge

Sharing another great asset that was just finalized by Mila amazing team! Also included are the photos taken in 1943 of San Lorenzo Bridge in Trento that inspired us. The demolition was caused by heavy bombing of the city in September of 1943. Thanks to all the awesome artists that helped reproducing this iconic structure for the film. And if you are wondering, yes we’ll reproduce the explosion that caused it’s destruction during one of the war sequences. Christopher Hiess, Mila CG sup will take care of the effects!
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Model – Mattias Lullini – Italy Dharmesh Sareriya – India & Alex Harris – U.K.
Modeling Supervisor – Philippe Brochu – USA
Textures – Ruchita Jeswal – Australia
Look Development – Geoffrey Duch – France
Texture/Look Dev Supervisor – Cesar Montero Orozco – USA
Art Direction – Alexandra Kavalova – Canada

Happy Holidays!

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Happy Holidays Mila Family!

The holidays are meant to share love and laughter with your family and friends. We may live all over the world, but the Mila family will always be close at heart.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays!
Cinzia and Andrea

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