Press.

maxon_front

How I landed my dream job – MAXON

A wonderful interview about my career on Cinema4D Maxon website.

8emezzo_page70

Interview on 8 e mezzo

An interview about the state of projection mapping on 8 e mezzo, one of the best cinema and visual italian magazines. You can download the full September 2017 issue. Nicola Gastaldi, classe 1979, vive a Londra e fa il lead 3D artist. Dopo la laurea inizia a lavorare nella redazione di Magnolia Tv, quindi videomaker…
papercut_01

Interview on Papercut Magazine

Talking about Surveillance on Papercut Magazine. Full digital copy of Papercut Magazine, Surveillance. Full interview on Medium. Papercut: What are your thoughts about surveillance and privacy? Sharing on social media, tracking, etc.? Gasta: I’ve always been an internet enthusiast and an early adopter of social networks. Coming from my experience in newsgroups, bbs, forums, I…
stash

Stash – Dive in – An illustrated tale

cheapFestival6

Stranded at Cheap Festival

Stranded has been selected at Cheap Festival in Bologna, Italy. They printed three artworks and pasted them on the walls.

ootl_weandthecolor

Out of the Loop on We and the Color

So happy to have Out of the Loop featured on We and the Color!

muzli_virgin

Virgin on muz.li

bigscreen

Gastaloop in NY at the Big Screen Plaza!

Dear all! It’s a huge honor to announce that Vimeo chose my #gastaloops to be shown every day, starting from today and till the end of August, on the Big Screen Plaza (6th ave and 29th St) in Manhattan, New York, 12-5pm daily. If you’re in the area, please take a moment to take a picture for me. I’ll try to…

ootl_behance_motion

Out of the Loop on Behance Motion

Today our project Out of the Loop is featured on Behance Motion.

uo_small

Interview on Urban Outfitter blog

Nicola Gastaldi, a motions graphic designer set himself a task of producing one gif every day for 100 days. What started out as a personal project soon gained wide recognition and we can definitely see why. We find out what led him to begin this personal project and discover the ins and outs of this…

zealous_title

Interview on Zealous

Another great interview on Zealous! Meet Nicola Gastaldi: the epitome of a self-taught, self-made artist. You will never hear him say, “Sorry, I don’t know how to do that.” Nicola is anything but a one-trick animator – he’s also a musician, 3 and 4D artist, V-ray enthusiast, and projection expert. He’s an idea fountain and…

lightbites

after // b e y o n d

Dear friends, In the past few weeks I’ve been quiet on this page. But there’s a lot going on and, as February approaches, I’ll be happy to show you some of the projects I’ve been working on. On Thursday 2nd February I’ll be showing my new projection mapping installation, after // b e y o…

repubblica_gifers_featured

GastaLoops on Repubblica!

Thanks to the lovely people at The Gifers, one of my GastaLoops is on Repubblica!

festivalgif

GastaLoops at the Festival Gif in Saint-Etienne

My GastaLoops will be part, from 3rd to 9th October 2016, of the International GIF Festival “Y a des GIFs qui se perdent!” will take place in Saint-Etienne (France)!

thegifers

Procrastination part of The Gifers Festival

theGIFER festival is an art gif festival held in Turin from the 2nd to the 6th of November. I submitted my gif Procrastination and has been accepted. If you like it, go and like the gif on their facebook page!

wireditalia

GastaLoops on Wired Italia!

My Gastaloops are now part of a great video for an indie band called IISO! We have been interviewed on Wired Italia. Si intitola “Skip September” l’ambizioso, raffinato EP d’esordio del duo musicale art/visual IISO. Pubblicati dall’etichetta La valigetta, l’album sintetizza l’estetica degli IISO, due musicisti electro/art che si muovono contemporaneamente sulle coordinate del suono…

maxon reel 2016

Gasta on the C4D reel!

My personal video Summer Comes, Summer goes has been officially included in the Maxon Cinema 4D General Reel 2016!

gsta gif magazine

Interview on GIF Magazine

A nice interview on Gif Magazine about my GastaLoops!   作品解説  特にルールは決まってないよ。アイデアはたいてい日に1時間の職場まで歩いている間に思いつくんだ。ロンドンは美しくて本当に刺激的だ。  GastaLoops は要約すると、モーグラフ、あとモーションキャプチャーのデータを使える。私は少しシュールなのが好きだね。  I don’t have a set of rules. New ideas are usually coming during my daily 1 hour long walk to work. London is beautiful and can be truly inspiring. The GastaLoops can be abstract, mograph or they can use motion capture…

gastaloop_pitch

GastaLoop is an advert!

Today one of my GastaLoops became an advert for Smoke & Mirrors on Pitch magazine!

dribbble

Gasta on Dribbble, Timeout!

I’m so happy to have been featured on the Timeout section of Dribbble! Check the full interview!

londonmotion04

London Motion Meet Up Talk

I held a talk at the London Motion Meet Up. I explained how projection mappings work, how you can do one with just a laptop and how you can fix the distortions without any dedicated programs.

ore12

Interview at Ore 12 (in italian)

An interview at Ore 12, Studio1, about my job.

bseite01

The Cave at B-Seite in Mannheim

I’ve been invited at B-Seite festival in Mannheim, Germany. They built a new “The Cave” in Stuggart and the final result is incredible. Check these pictures!

motionographer

Summer on Motionographer!

Today my Summer Comes, Summer Goes has been featured on the inspiration page of Motionographer!

gsg2016jan

I won the GSG5s project Candy Canes!

Yes, I won again the Greyscale Gorilla 5 seconds project, which theme was “Candy Canes” with another perfect loop. It was just about a unanimous decision from our judges! Congratulations to Nicola Gastaldi for an awesome animation. The candy cane factory had so much going on and all the elements worked really well together! A…

staffpicks

Leftfield is now Vimeo Staff Picks!

Our beautiful Leftfield – Head and Shoulders has been selected as one of the Vimeo Staff Picks!

inspiration

Summer on inspiration.is

Summer comes, Summer goes has been featured on Inspiration.Is

leftfield

Best Dance Video Uk!

Sooo, Leftfield – Head and Shoulders won at UKMVA for Best Dance Video Uk!

sow and reap win

I won the GSG 5s project Harvest!

And yes, I did it! Sow and reap and then again, a small project done in few nights, won the Greyscale Gorilla 5 seconds project which theme was “Harvest”. The votes have been tallied and we have our winner. It was a clean sweep among our judges this time around! Congrats to Nicola Gastaldi for…

leftfieldmotionserved

Head and Shoulders on Motionserved!

Head and Shoulders has been featured on the front page of Motionserved!

laprovincia

Me and Head and Shoulders on La Provincia!

A nice page on the italian newspaper “La Provincia” talking about the UKMVAs nomination of Leftfield music video! You can download the pdf here!

unco

Uncò Magazine Interview!

I’ve been interviewd on Uncò Magazine! Thanks guys!

Screen Shot 2015-08-06 at 17.07.27

Head & Shoulders online!

Great media coverage for Head and Shoulders video! Launched as exclusive on Pitchfork, pretty every website talked about it!

Screen Shot 2015-10-02 at 15.59.19

Head & Shoulders at UKMVA 2015!

Head & Shoulders has been shortlisted at UK Music Video Awards 2015 for Best Animation in a Video and Best Dance Video in UK. I can’t express how happy I am!

kinsalesyfy

SyFy Icons Bronze at Kinsale Sharks!

I’m really proud that my 2d animation for SyFy Icons channel won the Bronze prize at Kinsale Sharks 2015, for Best Use of Graphics Promo.

headandshoulders_televisual

Head & Shoulders on Televisual!

Our nice music video for Leftfield has been featured on September 2015 issue of Televisual!

Screen Shot 2015-10-02 at 16.02.08

Head & Shoulders nomination at Kinsale Sharks!

We are glad that Head & Shoulders is in nomination at Kinsale Sharks 2015 for Best Colour Grading, Best Music Video and Best SFX! Woo!!!

Dotmogo An Italian Afternoon

Dotmogo on An Italian Afternoon

Another brilliant feature on Dotmogo, check the full interview on it!

dotmogo

Dotmogo about The Cave!

The creative blog Dotmogo wrote a nice blurb about me, with some nice ideas about The Cave as well! I’m really flattered!!!

mirafestival_lineup

The Cave at Mira Festival in Barcelona!

I am deeply honoured to be part of the line up of Mira Festival, an audio visual festival held in Barcelona. Check the link for more informations about this amazing festival! See you there!

mappingcentral

Projection Mapping Central features The Cave

A nice insight of The Cave on Projection Mapping Central.

Peroni Piccola

An Italian Afternoon on TimeOut London

Deeply honoured to be on TimeOut London! Thank you!

creativereview

Interview on Creative Review

I’ve been interviewed on Creative Review about The Cave and my job. Thanks! Nicola Gastaldi is a motion graphic designer for visual effects and post production company Smoke & Mirrors in London. For the CR Annual launch party last week, he created an audio-visual installation, using projection mapping, especially for the event. We spoke to Gastaldi…

ukreel2014

We are on Cinema4D 2014 UK REEL!

Really excited about this, Maxon featured MBNA little world on their house showreel!

creativebloq

Animal Planet rebrand on Creative Bloq!

Animal Planet rebrand has been featured on Creative Blog!

televisualblog

MBNA on Televisual Blog!

MBNA little world has been featured on Televisual blog, among the best commercials of the month!

maxon

Interview on Maxon website!

We’re featured on Maxon website because of our MBNA commercial. Discover how The Studio at Smoke & Mirrors leveraged the power of CINEMA 4D to create an animated world made up of a massive number of credit cards When the London-based studio was given the task of producing an animated TV and digital commercial for…

technonews intervista

Interview at Technonews (in italian)

maxon_front

How I landed my dream job – MAXON

A wonderful interview about my career on Cinema4D Maxon website.

8emezzo_page70

Interview on 8 e mezzo

An interview about the state of projection mapping on 8 e mezzo, one of the best cinema and visual italian magazines. You can download the full September 2017 issue. Nicola Gastaldi, classe 1979, vive a Londra e fa il lead 3D artist. Dopo la laurea inizia a lavorare nella redazione di Magnolia Tv, quindi videomaker…
papercut_01

Interview on Papercut Magazine

Talking about Surveillance on Papercut Magazine. Full digital copy of Papercut Magazine, Surveillance. Full interview on Medium. Papercut: What are your thoughts about surveillance and privacy? Sharing on social media, tracking, etc.? Gasta: I’ve always been an internet enthusiast and an early adopter of social networks. Coming from my experience in newsgroups, bbs, forums, I…
stash

Stash – Dive in – An illustrated tale

cheapFestival6

Stranded at Cheap Festival

Stranded has been selected at Cheap Festival in Bologna, Italy. They printed three artworks and pasted them on the walls.

ootl_weandthecolor

Out of the Loop on We and the Color

So happy to have Out of the Loop featured on We and the Color!

muzli_virgin

Virgin on muz.li

bigscreen

Gastaloop in NY at the Big Screen Plaza!

Dear all! It’s a huge honor to announce that Vimeo chose my #gastaloops to be shown every day, starting from today and till the end of August, on the Big Screen Plaza (6th ave and 29th St) in Manhattan, New York, 12-5pm daily. If you’re in the area, please take a moment to take a picture for me. I’ll try to…

ootl_behance_motion

Out of the Loop on Behance Motion

Today our project Out of the Loop is featured on Behance Motion.

uo_small

Interview on Urban Outfitter blog

Nicola Gastaldi, a motions graphic designer set himself a task of producing one gif every day for 100 days. What started out as a personal project soon gained wide recognition and we can definitely see why. We find out what led him to begin this personal project and discover the ins and outs of this…

zealous_title

Interview on Zealous

Another great interview on Zealous! Meet Nicola Gastaldi: the epitome of a self-taught, self-made artist. You will never hear him say, “Sorry, I don’t know how to do that.” Nicola is anything but a one-trick animator – he’s also a musician, 3 and 4D artist, V-ray enthusiast, and projection expert. He’s an idea fountain and…

lightbites

after // b e y o n d

Dear friends, In the past few weeks I’ve been quiet on this page. But there’s a lot going on and, as February approaches, I’ll be happy to show you some of the projects I’ve been working on. On Thursday 2nd February I’ll be showing my new projection mapping installation, after // b e y o…

repubblica_gifers_featured

GastaLoops on Repubblica!

Thanks to the lovely people at The Gifers, one of my GastaLoops is on Repubblica!

festivalgif

GastaLoops at the Festival Gif in Saint-Etienne

My GastaLoops will be part, from 3rd to 9th October 2016, of the International GIF Festival “Y a des GIFs qui se perdent!” will take place in Saint-Etienne (France)!

thegifers

Procrastination part of The Gifers Festival

theGIFER festival is an art gif festival held in Turin from the 2nd to the 6th of November. I submitted my gif Procrastination and has been accepted. If you like it, go and like the gif on their facebook page!

wireditalia

GastaLoops on Wired Italia!

My Gastaloops are now part of a great video for an indie band called IISO! We have been interviewed on Wired Italia. Si intitola “Skip September” l’ambizioso, raffinato EP d’esordio del duo musicale art/visual IISO. Pubblicati dall’etichetta La valigetta, l’album sintetizza l’estetica degli IISO, due musicisti electro/art che si muovono contemporaneamente sulle coordinate del suono…

maxon reel 2016

Gasta on the C4D reel!

My personal video Summer Comes, Summer goes has been officially included in the Maxon Cinema 4D General Reel 2016!

gsta gif magazine

Interview on GIF Magazine

A nice interview on Gif Magazine about my GastaLoops!   作品解説  特にルールは決まってないよ。アイデアはたいてい日に1時間の職場まで歩いている間に思いつくんだ。ロンドンは美しくて本当に刺激的だ。  GastaLoops は要約すると、モーグラフ、あとモーションキャプチャーのデータを使える。私は少しシュールなのが好きだね。  I don’t have a set of rules. New ideas are usually coming during my daily 1 hour long walk to work. London is beautiful and can be truly inspiring. The GastaLoops can be abstract, mograph or they can use motion capture…

gastaloop_pitch

GastaLoop is an advert!

Today one of my GastaLoops became an advert for Smoke & Mirrors on Pitch magazine!

dribbble

Gasta on Dribbble, Timeout!

I’m so happy to have been featured on the Timeout section of Dribbble! Check the full interview!

londonmotion04

London Motion Meet Up Talk

I held a talk at the London Motion Meet Up. I explained how projection mappings work, how you can do one with just a laptop and how you can fix the distortions without any dedicated programs.

ore12

Interview at Ore 12 (in italian)

An interview at Ore 12, Studio1, about my job.

bseite01

The Cave at B-Seite in Mannheim

I’ve been invited at B-Seite festival in Mannheim, Germany. They built a new “The Cave” in Stuggart and the final result is incredible. Check these pictures!

motionographer

Summer on Motionographer!

Today my Summer Comes, Summer Goes has been featured on the inspiration page of Motionographer!

gsg2016jan

I won the GSG5s project Candy Canes!

Yes, I won again the Greyscale Gorilla 5 seconds project, which theme was “Candy Canes” with another perfect loop. It was just about a unanimous decision from our judges! Congratulations to Nicola Gastaldi for an awesome animation. The candy cane factory had so much going on and all the elements worked really well together! A…

staffpicks

Leftfield is now Vimeo Staff Picks!

Our beautiful Leftfield – Head and Shoulders has been selected as one of the Vimeo Staff Picks!

inspiration

Summer on inspiration.is

Summer comes, Summer goes has been featured on Inspiration.Is

leftfield

Best Dance Video Uk!

Sooo, Leftfield – Head and Shoulders won at UKMVA for Best Dance Video Uk!

sow and reap win

I won the GSG 5s project Harvest!

And yes, I did it! Sow and reap and then again, a small project done in few nights, won the Greyscale Gorilla 5 seconds project which theme was “Harvest”. The votes have been tallied and we have our winner. It was a clean sweep among our judges this time around! Congrats to Nicola Gastaldi for…

leftfieldmotionserved

Head and Shoulders on Motionserved!

Head and Shoulders has been featured on the front page of Motionserved!

laprovincia

Me and Head and Shoulders on La Provincia!

A nice page on the italian newspaper “La Provincia” talking about the UKMVAs nomination of Leftfield music video! You can download the pdf here!

unco

Uncò Magazine Interview!

I’ve been interviewd on Uncò Magazine! Thanks guys!

Screen Shot 2015-08-06 at 17.07.27

Head & Shoulders online!

Great media coverage for Head and Shoulders video! Launched as exclusive on Pitchfork, pretty every website talked about it!

Screen Shot 2015-10-02 at 15.59.19

Head & Shoulders at UKMVA 2015!

Head & Shoulders has been shortlisted at UK Music Video Awards 2015 for Best Animation in a Video and Best Dance Video in UK. I can’t express how happy I am!

kinsalesyfy

SyFy Icons Bronze at Kinsale Sharks!

I’m really proud that my 2d animation for SyFy Icons channel won the Bronze prize at Kinsale Sharks 2015, for Best Use of Graphics Promo.

headandshoulders_televisual

Head & Shoulders on Televisual!

Our nice music video for Leftfield has been featured on September 2015 issue of Televisual!

Screen Shot 2015-10-02 at 16.02.08

Head & Shoulders nomination at Kinsale Sharks!

We are glad that Head & Shoulders is in nomination at Kinsale Sharks 2015 for Best Colour Grading, Best Music Video and Best SFX! Woo!!!

Dotmogo An Italian Afternoon

Dotmogo on An Italian Afternoon

Another brilliant feature on Dotmogo, check the full interview on it!

dotmogo

Dotmogo about The Cave!

The creative blog Dotmogo wrote a nice blurb about me, with some nice ideas about The Cave as well! I’m really flattered!!!

mirafestival_lineup

The Cave at Mira Festival in Barcelona!

I am deeply honoured to be part of the line up of Mira Festival, an audio visual festival held in Barcelona. Check the link for more informations about this amazing festival! See you there!

mappingcentral

Projection Mapping Central features The Cave

A nice insight of The Cave on Projection Mapping Central.

Peroni Piccola

An Italian Afternoon on TimeOut London

Deeply honoured to be on TimeOut London! Thank you!

creativereview

Interview on Creative Review

I’ve been interviewed on Creative Review about The Cave and my job. Thanks! Nicola Gastaldi is a motion graphic designer for visual effects and post production company Smoke & Mirrors in London. For the CR Annual launch party last week, he created an audio-visual installation, using projection mapping, especially for the event. We spoke to Gastaldi…

ukreel2014

We are on Cinema4D 2014 UK REEL!

Really excited about this, Maxon featured MBNA little world on their house showreel!

creativebloq

Animal Planet rebrand on Creative Bloq!

Animal Planet rebrand has been featured on Creative Blog!

televisualblog

MBNA on Televisual Blog!

MBNA little world has been featured on Televisual blog, among the best commercials of the month!

maxon

Interview on Maxon website!

We’re featured on Maxon website because of our MBNA commercial. Discover how The Studio at Smoke & Mirrors leveraged the power of CINEMA 4D to create an animated world made up of a massive number of credit cards When the London-based studio was given the task of producing an animated TV and digital commercial for…

technonews intervista

Interview at Technonews (in italian)