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Solace in structure

By 03/07/2022No Comments


The official Max Cooper music video for the track “Solace in Structure”.

I have always loved electronic music and when I was contacted by Max to make a video for one of his music pieces I did not hesitate 2 seconds to give my availability to the project. I wanted to create something I had in mind for a while and with max I saw the opportunity was to build a video using traditional animation techniques and therefore a lot of what you can see was drawn entirely by hand, frame by frame, on elements then built in computer graphics and partly also with 3D after-effects. In short, it is a form of manual rotoscope on animated elements in CGI and the result was quite interesting in my opinion. To create this video I called upon the collaboration of two great artists named Marco holland and Silvia Gariglio. Marco was fundamental in the contribution in CGI, in the construction of the elements and animations in computer graphics and Silvia in the manual colouring of some scenes of the video.” Donato Sansone


After graduating at the Fine Arts Academy in Naples, Donato Sansone attended the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Turin, where he specialized in mixing traditional and experimental animation techniques with live action. He used to work as a freelance artist with the most creative advertising agencies and music labels in Italy (Afterhours, Subsonica, Verdena, Francesco de Gregori, Ferrari, Samsung,…). His work experience includes videoclips, shorts and TV commercials. His videos have been selected and screened in film festivals all around the world (Annecy Animation Film Festival, Anima mundi festival Brasil, Hiroshima animation,…) and shared by the most popular dedicated blogs (,,,, Vimeo staff picks and hundreds more). The Cinémathèque Québécoise recognised his work “Videogioco” among the 50 short films that changed the history of animation. In 2009, the French magazine “Cahiers du cinéma” wrote an article about his short film “Videogioco”. In 2013, “L’Oeil de Links” covered a story on his work and, in 2014, “Grotesque Photobooth” was selected by Saatchi & Saatchi for New Directors Showcase at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. In November 2015, he made the short film “Journal animé”, produced by Canal+ for the “Collection dessine toujours”. “Journal animé” was nominated for an animation Oscar in 2016 and for a César award in 2017.
In June 2018, his video “Ghostcrash” went viral, reaching over 150 million views on the web. His films are currently produced and distributed by the French company “Autour de minuit”