We had the good fortune of connecting with Luca Cioci and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Luca, can you share the most important lesson you’ve learned over the course of your career?
Too much sauce, not enough pasta.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am glad to be working with a broad medium such as stop motion. It gives the opportunity to combine multiple art disciplines into a single output. The process of creating an entirely reimagined world has trained me to be a better critical observer of the real world and to examine human action and interaction.
Since graduating from CalArts I have been working on independent projects as well as for major animation studios in the US, such as Laika and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, as an animator and camera person.
So far I have been very lucky to have joined a variety of projects at once. These experiences have strengthened my technical abilities and exposed me to animation productions of a new scale, while also making me aware of how to distribute energy between productions.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
It would be a trip on the coast, hitting some low profile spots that should remain low profile. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I have to thank everyone I had the chance to work with plus the random encounters of people and locations along the way.
© Luca Cioci