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2012 NEMOLAND 7th Edition

Il mondo del Cinema d’Animazione con Alex Orrelle, Lindsey Olivares e Liron Topaz
I tre artisti ospiti sono il regista e animatore Alex Orrelle, fondatore dello studio Crew 972, direttore dell’animazione di Yoghi e animatore per Pixar di “Finding Nemo”  e “The Incredible”, l’animatore Liron Topaz, animatore di Kung Fu Panda 2 e Lindsey Olivares Visual Development Artist dei grandi Studi  Dreamworks

La splendida sala Luca Giordano in Palazzo Medici Riccardisala Luca GiordanoLindsey Olivarex, Liron Topaz, Alex Orrelle
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Nemoland 2012  si è svolta  a  Maggio, per una selezione di studenti di scuole d'Arte della Regione Toscana.
Il Workshop si svolge nella fantastica cornice del prestigioso Liceo Artistico di Firenze e nella Sala Luca Giordano in Palazzo Medici Riccardi
Il Workshop ha dato la possibilità ai giovani studenti di conoscere i segreti che stanno “dietro” la produzione di importanti produzioni del cinema d’animazione mondiale.

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Francesco Mariotti, Federica Fabbri, Giuliano Cenci, Lindsey Olivares, Liron Topaz, Alex Orrelle, Luca Chiarotti
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Lindsey Olivares riceve il premio dal Presidente di Giuria Federica Fabbri
Lindsey Award
  • Nemoland 2012 Award to Lindsey Olivares
  • Nemoland 2012 Award to Alex Orrelle
  • Nemoland 2012 Award to Liron Topaz

The event’s aim is to reveal to the general public all the behind-the-scene work that contributes to the creation of a fine work of art, a master piece.
Galleria della premiazione >>


lindsey_olivaresLindsey Olivares is currently a visual development artist at PDI DreamWorks.  Lindsey has a passion for creating rich worlds and characters, always telling a story with her art.  Lindsey studied computer animation at Ringling College of Art and Design.   In 2007 she interned at Walt Disney Animation Studios as a visual development intern focusing on character design.  In her final year at Ringling she worked on her thesis film “Anchored” which won the best of show at Siggraph Asia.  After Graduation in 2009, she moved to the San Francisco bay area where she began work at PDI DreamWorks.  She started on Madagascar 3 where she helped develop the look of the third installment of the Madagascar series.  As the film moved forward into production she worked on set design, color keys, and a variety of design assignments.  Outside of work she creates personal artwork and illustration and participates in gallery shows.  She is beginning development on her next project slated for release in 2015.

  •  Anchored” which won the best of show at Siggraph Asia (2007)
  • Madagascar 3 – Dreamworks (2012)Images by Lindsey Olivaresimage by Lindsey Olivares


Alex OrrelleAlex Orrelle is first and foremost, an artist and a storyteller.  His keen sense of style and ability to create unforgettable character performances are his trademarks. When Alex and his wife Michelle founded Crew 972 in 2005, the London-born, Tel Aviv-raised  animation director fulfilled a lifelong dream of creating an animation studio of his own. Prior to opening Crew 972, he worked for three years at Pixar Animation Studios as an animator, working on the Academy Award®-winning hit films, The Incredibles (2004), and  Finding Nemo (2003), as well as the Academy Award®-nominated short films, Boundin’(2003) and Mike’s New Car (2002).

Just before joining Pixar, Alex served as an animator at Manex Entertainment, primarily working on pre-visualization and character animation for the visual effects sequences on  the blockbuster hit, The Matrix Reloaded (2003). His first job in the industry was working for the Tel-Aviv based multimedia company, Pixel, where he worked as a 2D animator on the CD-Rom project, The Cartoon Guide to Physics.
Alex holds a BFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, where he attended Pixar’s animation program.  While in school, he directed the short film, Freeware.  In 2001, Freeware won the audience choice award at the Sundance Online Film Festival.  Also while attending the Academy of Art, he made two hand-drawn films, “Lou” (1999) and “Soda” (1998).  Both films were selected for inclusion in the prestigious New York International Film Festival, and also received the Academy’s annual Best Animated Film awards for their respective years.
Alex recently completed work as the Animation Director on the live-action/computer animated 3D adventure, “Yogi Bear,” which will released worldwide by Warner Bros in December, 2010.
Alex was born in London and holds a UK passport.

  • “Matrix Reload” – Warner Bros. (pre-visualization) (2003)
  • “Finding Nemo”  – Pixar (animator) (2003)
  • “The Incredibles”  – Pixar (animator) (2003)
  • “Boundin’” - Pixar (animator) (2003)
  • “Yogi Bear” - Warner Bros.(animation director)  (2010)
  • “Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas” - Reel FX Creative Studios (TV) (animator) (2011)
  • “The Looney Tunes Show” - Warner Bros. (animation director) (6 episodies, 2011)

images by Alex Orrelle

Images by Alex Orrelle


Liron TopazLiron Topaz is currently a character animator at Dreamworks Animation studio. He first started his animation career at Sony Picture Imageworks. In 2008  He  was selected by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science for the Imageworks’ exclusive internship program, where he was trained during the production of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. In 2009 Liron graduated with honors from Ringling College of Art and Design. His thesis project, the animated short film “This Side Up” won the Ringling President’s award. The film was screened in many festivals around the world, and is currently available online with more than a million views.  after graduating, Liron worked as a character animator on the Academy Award®-winning film Alice in Wonderland, directed by Tim Burton. He later worked on films such as Kung fu Panda 2 and Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special and is currently animating on Chris Sanders new film “The Croods” which will be released in March 2013. Liron holds a BFA from Ringling College of Art and Design and is currently teaches at Frame by Frame online Animation school

  • This Side Up (2009)
  • Alice in Wonderland by Tim Burton (2010)
  • “Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special” – Dreamworks (2010)
  • “Kung Fu Panda 2″ – Dreamworks (2011)
  • “The Croods″ – Dreamworks (2013)


Programma - Schedule

8-9  Maggio 2012
AULA MAGNA Liceo Artistico di Porta Romana - Firenze

  • ore 9.00/13.00
  • ore 14.00/18.00

11-12 Maggio 2012
Sala Luca Giordano – Palazzo Medici Riccardi – Firenze

  • ore 9.00/13.00
  • ore 14.00/18.00

Durante il workshop saranno consegnati agli artisti i Premi NEMOLAND 2012

  • Premio NEMOLAND 2012 a Alex Orrelle per il fondamentale contributo al Cinema d’Animazione
  • Premio NEMOLAND 2012 a Lindsey Olivares come artista dell’anno
  • Premio NEMOLAND 2012 a Liron Topaz come artista dell’anno


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Nemoland – dietro le quinte dell'immaginazione è un evento organizzato dall’Accademia NEMO di Firenze, con  l’importante partnership del Liceo Artistico di Porta Romana

Con il Patrocinio della Provincia di Firenze e il Comune di Firenze

WORKSHOP “Meet Masters”
Meeting and Workshop of the awarded artist with the best students of Tuscany’s Art Institutes  in Tuscany.
Patronate by Provincia di Firenze and Comune d Firenze
workshop by invitation. contact us: info@nemoland.it


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