Free to roam
Gianluca Maruotti animates and directs the music video for Massimo Giangrande´s song, Free to Roam. The aesthetics of the video also appear on the cover of Giangarde´s album. The forced perspective, the “texture” and weight of the different props and backgrounds are delicately balanced. A boy who wants to be seen and helps another see herself and him. And helps his family along the way, so everybody can see each other. Gianluca Maruotti is a freelance illustrator, puppet maker and stop motion animator/director based in Rome, Italy. He makes animated videos for cinema, TV and musicians, as well as editorial illustrations and picture books, mainly using plasticine.
This movie is recommended by Ivana Laučíková
Ivana Laučíková (née Zajacová) is a producer and director of animated films. She comes from Patrizánske and currently lives in Banská Štiavnica. She graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava in the study field of animation (2002). In 2006, she acquired a PhD. degree in the same field and she worked as a university teacher in this department. During her studies, she made a bachelor degree film Vedieť and a graduate film Nazdravíčko together with Jozef Mihaľ, for which they received a Slnko v sieti award in 2006. She was the editor-in-chief of a specialized animated film magazine Homo Felix for five years. She founded a company named feel me film in 2006 and became a producer of numerous short animated movies (Štyri, dir. Ivana Šebestová, Fongopolis, dir. Joana Kozuch, Posledný autobus, dir. Martin Snopek, Sneh, dir. Ivana Šebestová etc.).