Sensitive 3D
Sensitive 3D
Mauro Carraro

Running time 90 min + Q&A

The masterclass gives introduction into the creative world of Mauro Carraro and looks into how life experiences can be translated into animation films using the innovative technique and approach to 3D. The author will be explaining the making and behind the scenes of his films Aubade, Hasta Santiago and 59 Seconds with photos, original Sketchbooks, model sheet, Storyboard, animatik 2D & 3D, turnaround and work flow. The animation film is presented as a dreamlike voyage that mixes a lush color palette with well-crafted non-photorealistic 3D rendering and combines traditional illustration styles with 3D.


Mauro Carraro was born in the North-East of Italy in 1984. After studying engraving, photography and graphic design at the Polytechnic University of Milan he continued his academic path in France. In 2010 he graduated from the renowned Supinfocom Arles where he studied CG animation. He now lives in Geneva, Switzerland, where he works at Nadasdy Film studio.

His first professional animated short film “Hasta Santiago” was awarded as the Best Debut Film at Annecy Festival in 2014 and received over two dozens of awards worldwide. With his individual technique already distinctive in his early works Mauro contributed to the award-winning full-length animated film «Approved for Adoption» (2012) as compositing supervisor. His latest six-minute short “Aubade” prior to its release in 2014 won the project pitch at the Annecy Festival. It has been collecting awards and had over 150 selections at various festivals around the world.

Mauro has been jury member at a number of film festivals including Krok International Film Festival, the Warsaw Film Festival and was part of international jury at the Seoul Best of the Best Animation Festival. Since 2014 his masterclas "Sensible 3d" and his workskshop "How to open your 3D eyes" were held at more then 10 different schools and festivals such as Korans Wolf  Universityin Berlin, IED Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan and Vilnius Academy of Arts in Vilnius.