Rainbow Academy was created in 2011 as part of the production studio of Rainbow CGI, from an idea by Iginio Straffi, founder of the Rainbow group, one of the largest animation studios in Europe.
The Academy is run by Francesco Mastrofini, Rainbow CGI’s CEO with a twenty-year-long experience in the field of 3D Graphics – a man who is a synonym for professionalism and commitment.
The Academy’s Director of Studies and 3D Department Coordinator is Diego Viezzoli, Rainbow CGI’s CG Supervisor with twenty years of experience in the business, in which he has worked with some of the top international VFX companies such as Frame-store and MPC.
The Artistic Director of the Academy and Rainbow CGI and Coordinator of the Concept Art 2D Course is Vincenzo Nisco, who boasts 15 years of international experience working with companies like Disney. In 2006, he was invested with The Order of Merit of the Italian Republic by president Napolitano for his extraordinary international achievements, while in June 2015 he was presented with the “Award of Honour” at the ICFF Toronto Film Festival for his 40-year-long international career.
The Academy’s mission is combine
Learning and Industry, International Experience and Production, Work and Passion.
Practical experience makes an incredible difference, as our teachers well know, having worked for many years in international productions.