Riccardo Capecchi & Capechino Animation cc

About Capechino Animation cc

Capechino Animation is a South African based Animation Production Company providing classical 2D animation, illustration, character design and storyboarding for both animation and live action projects. We provide our services locally and internationally, and through this we are know for coming up with innovative and creative solutions by mixing techniques, materials and approach i.e. animation carved into wood, animation painted onto rock and pastel animation on canvas.
Capechino Animation specialise in every aspect of 2D animated production: 2D and 3D Animation Direction – Traditional 2D Animation – Hand-rendered and Digital Ink and Paint – Character Design – Storyboards – Layouts – Backgrounds – TV Commercials.
Contact us to discuss your latest project requirement, large or small.

About Riccardo Capecchi

Riccardo Capecchi is the animation director at Capechino Animation cc. In the late 70’s Ric studied animation at the Institudo del Cinema Italy, then went on to work as an inbetweener at Bozzetto Studios also in Milan. In the mid 80’s Ric opened up his first animation studio in South Africa called Capecchi & Friends.

He provided his animation services to almost every leading international advertising firm, including Saatchi & Saatchi, Klerck & Barrett, BBDO, Ogilvy & Mather Rightford Searle Tripp Makin, Young & Rubicam, Sonnenberg Murphy Leo Burnett, Grey Advertising, TBWA Hunt Lascaris and J Walter Thompson & Co ( Pty ) Ltd.

Ric decided to further his animation skills by accepting a one year contract with Walt Disney Studios in Burbank Los Angeles. He worked on projects such as The Lion King ( video Game ), Donald Duck – The Adventures of Maui Millard ( video game ) and Gargoyles ( T.V. and video game ).

In June 1998, Ric continued his training by attending an animation course in New York, which was held by Richard Williams who is famous for being the animation director on

“ Who Framed Roger Rabbit “.

In July 2007, Ric was accepted and had the privilege of being taught by Pixar and Dreamworks animators, on a 2 week, Character Animation Master Class course, at Gobelin School of Animation in Paris, France.

We have gained international recognition by working on the following projects : -

8 minute Disney launch
5 minute medical corporate video for Switzerland
30 second “Green Giant” commercial for Pillsburg USA
30 second “Chocos” commercial for Kellog’s Milan
20 second toothpaste commercial for France
15 minute UNICEF Aids Awareness Programme
5 minute safety video for South African Airways
30 second “Hoity Toity” commercial for Lentheric Australia
3 x 30 second “Vodacom” commercials for Tanzania.

In the past 25 years in which Ric has had his own studio, he has won numerous local and international awards. These include : -

Clio Award – General
International Film & T.V. Festival of New York Award
Silver Quill Award
Association of Advertising Agencies Award
Busca Award – General
Loerie Award – General
Cannes International Advertising Film Festival Award
Diploma of Participation at Annecy Animation Film Festival – General
Vuka Awards – Finalist

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