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I am Michele Boldoni. And I am a Rigger. While studying Digital Comunication at the

"Università degli Studi" in Milan, I had the chanche to be exposed to computer graphic, during a course of Virtual Reality.

From the very first introduction to this world, I realized that my future would be going to be in 3D.

My final thesis was analyzed secondary animations, and the techniques are necessary to realize them through different devices.

After university, I spent two years working as web designer, while gaining a Master degree in Computer Graphic.

I am to enhance my skills in character deformations, crowd system, and phyton/MEL script.


  • Autodesk Certified Professional for Maya 2014
  • Master certificate of Master CG
  • Master certificate of Master Animation
  • Master certificate of MEL Programming
  • Certificate of Structure and administration of the Windows operating system
  • Certificate of 2D images, vector graphics with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Certificate of Programming for the Web interaction, Flash Actionscript
  • Certificate of Digital Sound Editing
  • Certificate of 3D Modeling and Animation with Maya Autodesk software

Autodesk Certified Professional

Work Experience

I am currently employed with Rainbow CGI animation studio, in Rome.

I am currently teacher of rigging at the Rainbow Academy, in Rome.

I am currently working on a new full CG TV series.

Actually, I've started to work and plan to the characters of the second season of 44Cat.

Recently, I've just finished to teach Rigging to my 14th course of guys.

In the beginning of 2019 I've worked to the big bouncy ball you can find in the film "10 Giorni Senza Mamma".

It was been amazing to create a rig which matched a real object and its iterations with real actors.

The 2018 was been very prolific for me at working level.

From mid-2017, the production of 44 Cats, an international TV series, has started and will last

for the whole of 2018. In the meantime, I have finished following the guys who worked on "Bunny",

I closed my personal short, managing a team made up of professional friends of the sector.

In the 2017 I realized all the characters rig of the "Monster High: Adventures Ghoul Squad"

series besides all the props and the look dev and grooming of the main characters of the "Angry Birds Blues" mini series.

I've also plained and created all the characters rig for the Teaser of "Hanni Wild Woods Teaser".

In all the 2016, I worked on several different projects as the second cartoon of "Monini - Mò e Nini e la Sana Alimentazione",

I've rigged all the assets for the app "Forhans 3D Experience" and I've updated the structure of the face rig of the main characters for the series "Regal Academy 2".

At the end of summer, in the 2015, I finished to work to the "Motion Capture Showreel 2015".

It's a long short made by my animation studio Rainbow CGI and It's all done with motion capture system and workflow.

In May of 2015 I finished to work on a full CGI commercial "Hi-Zev", produced by Rainbow CGI,

for customer "Picchio".

In April of 2015 I finished to work on the TV series "Winx Club - Ricette a Colori", aired on Rai Gulp from May 2015. Project made with full 3D characters and live footage.

In April of 2015 I finished to work on the full CG series "Mia and Me 2", aired on TV from April 2015, produced by Lucky Punch GmbH, Rainbow S.r.l., ZDF.

In August of 2014 I finished to work on the full CG movie "Winx Club: Il Mistero degli Abissi", in cinemas from September 04th 2014, distributed by 01 Distibution.

At the beginning of 2014 I finished to work with television series "Winx Club Tv6", distributed by Nickelodeon.

At the end of 2012 I finished to work on the full CG movie "Gladiatori di Roma", in cinemas from October 18th 2012, distribuited by Medusa Film.

At the end of 2012 I finished to work with television series "Winx Club Tv5", distributed by Nickelodeon, aired from October 18th.

In 2012 I finished my collaboration with the firm Playstos Entertainment for the setup of different characters used in the cartoon series "Gazzatoons".

In 2011 I made the setup of "BigBot", the protagonist of the short film "Defective BigBot", of which I was the main author and coordinator.

I managed all the production team and its workflow.

In 2010 I started a collaboration with BlueKiwi animation studio, with whom I have been working on the setup of several commercial.

In 2009 I took part in the production of the short film "Pet Pals". I worked, through BigRock school, in the rendering, shading and lighting aspects of the production.

The film was released in theaters on January 22nd, 2010.

During the winter of the same year, I made the setup of Tim.

Tim is the protagonist of "Paper Plane", an animation short film directed by Margherita Premuroso.

Specifically, I created the structure that controls Tim's movements, along with deformation system for Tim's clothes and eyes.

In 2007 I collaborated with the video agency Bapufilm Productions. We shot and broadcasted online sport events such snowboard competitions, Surf Italian Lague, downhill races,

and several documentaries. I was in charge of the management of the networks for the links during the shootings; development of applications for data management, and communications during the shooting;

2D motion graphic and website management.

Before 2007 I have designed and maintained websites. I also managed web retailing and wholesales.