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