Movidiam : Creative World

I’ve just finished working on another project that we produced entirely through Movidiam. The brief was to create a new banner that encompasses all types of users on Movidiam, from 3D animators to advertising agencies and everything in between. Our original banner was more focused towards production crews but with the vast amount of different roles involved in creating films we needed to come up with a new way to include everyone.

We had an idea of the type of style and impression that we wanted to create but needed to find a team that could deliver the highly detailed look, 3D characters and produce the photoshoot.

I searched the site for search terms like ‘3D animator, retouching, studio’ and looked through some of the amazing profiles to find the right style. Within seconds I found what I was looking for, Giovanni Mauro : I was already following Giovanni who was active on Movidiam and really liked the work that he and his collective were producing. I got in touch with Giovanni using Movidiam messaging and within an hour he came back to me with an initial response to the brief and we started exchanging messages and defining the creative idea.

Giovanni works freelance but he is also part of a collective formed of Stopdown Studios, Wicked Studios and his own Nino3thd. The team is based in Aosta a small town in the Italian Alps where they share a photographic, retouching and animation studio.

The building they are based in used to be one of the town’s old banks and as a way to promote their collective they came up with the idea of creating a bank heist themed advert with the tag line “You can’t steal creativity”.

When we first started working on the project, the team were on their way to Rome to give a talk about how they created it. If they could create this for themselves with that level of detail then they could certainly create something equally spectacular for Movidiam.

You can’t steal creativity banner
The town of Aosta this winter

We used Movidiam’s project management features throughout the process to keep a track of all the communication, files, reviews and feedback. It meant that the entire team had visibility on what was going on throughout the process and could quickly communicate any changes.

We set project milestones to give an overview as to where we were in the project and used the task feature to sign off storyboards and decide on the models’ styling.

Messaging played a big part in the project and although a lot of the communication was between myself and Samuel it meant that for general project discussion the whole team were constantly up to date with what was going on.

From the start of the project to when we finished it took around 4 weeks to complete. The amount of work that went into every detail was incredible. I’m still looking at it now and spotting new little sections like the Movidiam ‘M’ carved into the rock face or the terracotta solider with moss growing on him. Even the detail of the dragon’s claws pulling at the creative’s jumper has been thought through.

Giovanni working on the original storyboard and using the project management dashboard.
If you look really closely on the second floor you’ll see the team behind the banner make a cameo appearance.

Without Movidiam it would have been very difficult to find this incredibly talented collective and communicate so easily through the project management dashboard.

We had two Skype calls throughout the process to introduce ourselves and then used Movidiam to ensure all communication could be tracked and actioned. We had a complete thread of all the information, files, tasks and deadlines which saved all involved a huge amount of time and also headspace because everything could always be accessed.

You can check out the project and break down at : if you are looking to create anything outside of the norm I would highly recommend working with these guys. Watch the breakdown video below as to how it was built and view their profiles.

Giovanni (Nino3thd) :

Samuel & Fabrizio (Stopdown Studios) :

Nicola (Wicked Studios) :

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