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Riccardo Pavone

I was born in 1966 in Padova (Italy). I studied Arts and Architecture.
After a brief experience in constructions i moved to China, where I worked as a concept designer in building and interiors. In my spare time, I worked on 3D modeling, experimenting animations and digital processing techniques. In 2014, with my wife Xiaowei, TV Director, I started a Chroma-key video studio in China.
Returned to Italy, I dedicate myself to the production of animated short films. One of my goals is to produce high-level artwork entirely made with open source software and free resources. My favourite software have always been Blender, Inkscape and The Gimp.



I was born in 1966 in Kunming (China). I studied Economic Management and i worked over 30 years at Hainan TV Station as Director.
As Co-founder and Secretary of CHANYI Cultural Association I promote Chinese pictorial and calligraphic art, traditional fashion, music, poetry, dance and folklore events in Italy.
I am Deputy Secretary of "Traditional Culture Commission" of "Chinese National Association of Cultural Promotion". Promoter and planner of "Hainan International Fashion Week". Artistic Advisor of "Yuan Rong" Company. Manager of the "Crossing time&space Culture Society" in Hainan. Speaker and reader of the Web Radio "Yimalaya". I was named Ambassador of the Qipao tradition. Member of the "Hainan Film and Television Association".

Civic Center, DongFang, China, 2014
Civic Center, DongFang, China, 2014
Shipping company headquarter, Haikou, China, 2013
Villas, Sanya, China, 2013
"Construction company headquarters, 2013
"Row-houses in Wenchang, 2013

From 2000 to 2014 I worked as Architect and Interior Designer at the most important design companies of Hainan Province. Therefore I was able to approach the Chinese and the local habits, languages and culture.
I tried to bring to my projects both the western cultural background that belongs to me, and the creative suggestions that chinese cultural heritage offers.
During my over ten-year career in China I designed: Hotels, Shopping centers, Cultural centers, Leisure centers, Residences, Offices, Interiors, Furnitures and Graphics.
In 2001 I received the "Foreign Expert Certificate" in the fields of economy and technology. In 2006 I received the "Coconut Island Award" from Hainan Province Government.
A somewhat dated but more complete collection of project can be found here and on "Archilovers".

Dining table, 2015
Ceramics, 2018
"Palco" bed, 2003
A comic book about my first travel to China, 2020
A comic book about my first travel to China, 2020
A comic book about my first travel to China, 2020
Professor Romeo Romano Italian Language Video Lessons

In this category I have collected projects that don't directly concern architecture or cinematography, my main occupations. Therefore I will put even graphics and drawings on it.
While the architect job is temporarily suspended, it happens sometimes to have a new graphic idea or something that is worth to publish.

"Shengsi Xiangyi" (2020).
"The messenger" (2019).
"Break" (2018), "Best Animation" at "Alternative Film Festival", Toronto.
"Recycles" (2018), "Best Poster" at "Alternative Film Festival", Toronto.
"Cartaccia - wastepaper" (2018), starring Romeo Pavone.
"Escher" (2006).
"Il signor Dongguo e il lupo" (2010). A traditional chinese tale drawn and told by Martino.


Escher (2006)
Il signor Dongguo e il lupo (2010)
Il messaggio (2010)
Break (2018)
Cartaccia - wastepaper (2018)
Recycles (2018)
Earth, water, air, fire (2019)
The messenger (2019)
Shengsi Xiangyi (2020)

In 2018 I produced a thirty minute film with 60 children from the elementary school, in which each child traveled within his own drawing.
Most of the films and other video-experiments produced are avaible for view on Youtube.

Read more about Break, The messenger and Shengsi Xiangyi.

Here is a promotional video of Hainan Airlines in which I took part as an actor.
And these: "Ancora" and "#5" are videos and animations made for the writer "Accesso remoto".
This is an animation i made for the band "Fase Due".

Machines Celibataires performing in 1986.
Machines Celibataires performing in 1986.
Machines Celibataires before gig in 1988.
Machines Celibataires performing at "Rock contest" in 1993.
Machines Celibataires performing at "Rock contest" in 1993.
Machines Celibataires performing at "Rock contest" in 1993.
Machines Celibataires performing "Margini" in 1998.
Machines Celibataires performing "Margini" in 1998.
Riccardo and family performing in China in 2013.

I started writing music in 1986. In that year, with other friends, we founded the band "Machines Celibataires". In the years the band went through the replacement of several members until 2000, the year in which the band broke up. "Machines Celibataires" have produced soundtracks for the theater, participate in collaborative records, and made multimedia shows.
Currently each former member of the band produces music on their own, occasionally collaborating with each other.

Having the time, I write the soundtracks of my own short films. Here are for instance "Cartaccia - wastepaper" (2018) and "The messenger" (2019).

In 2014 I decided to remaster and rearrange some old songs. This is "Orpheus" by "Machines celibataires" in its original splendor for which I also made the animations.

Started a new musical project in 2020 called "RAN: Ritorno alla normalità" (Back to normality), an acronym that forms the title of a great film. The opening piece is the remake of Purcell's "Funeral of Queen Mary".

The next track is the remake of an another old Machines Celibataires great piece: "Le Fontane di Marienbad".

"Corners", another short animated piece of music.

"Liu lang ge", a popular Chinese song that I wanted to play and sing by myself.

"In vortice", one of the last song by "Machines Celibataires" remastered.

"Interno con luce artificiale" a track recorded in collaboration with Gianmarco, former singer and songwriter of "Machines Celibataires".

"Sul tempo Mr. Greenwich" another historical track by "Machines Celibataires".

BQ Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Edition Phone
Apple Iphone 4s
E-mu Emax Digital Sound System
Multilayer-wood dining table
Classical Building - Padova
Apple Macbook Air
Mivar R53 Radio
Mivar R57 Radio
Set square
Folding Paper Houses

You can purchase my models on Turbosquid. The catalog is constantly updated.

Launched CINE Film Festival!
Back to architecture design!
Writing music!
Andrea Peraro's music video.
Andrea Peraro's music video.

9 March 2022

Launched CINE Film Festival.

5 January 2022

Updated the website.

26 March 2021

Updated the website.

1 December 2020

Writing some music right now.

18 February 2020

Finished. Soon we will publish the new projects.

December 2019

Over 6 minutes are rendered. We should finish the film the first few months of 2020.

September 2019

We are now at over three minutes of rendered frames.

August 2019

The new short film has a title: "Shengsi Xiangyi" which means about "To share the same destiny on life and death", by extension "To be together forever in a mutual dependence".

July 2019

The death of my father-in-law inspired me for a short film about the last years of his life, without his beloved wife who passed away twenty years earlier.

June 2019

"The messenger" (2019) released and subscribed to various festivals.

March 2019

The production of "The messenger", the remake of "Il messaggio", has begun.

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