Hello, my name is Itai Hagage. I was born in Jerusalem, Israel, 1993.
I speak four languages; Hebrew, Portuguese, English and Spanish.
By age 8 in 2002 I moved to Costa Rica with my family, where I basically grew my entire life.
Since a little kid I've been fascinated with painting and drawing. I started my career at a very young age, selling my art back when I was six years old, by age 12 I was already having art exhibitions.
In October 29th 2016 I graduated from Universidad Veritas with honors as a
CGI Generalist Animator.
In January 2018 I moved to Israel to work and grow in the art community/industry.
Currently I am focused on Concept Art, Character and Background Design,
both traditional and digital art.
Programs I use:
Autodesk Maya, Realflow, ZBrush, Wings 3D, Adobe Flash, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition, Adobe Premiere, Pro Tools, Pen tool Sai,
TV Paint, UVLayout & QuickTime.
Illustration, 3D/2D & stop motion animation, character modeling & texturing,
motion graphics, visual development & character design.
AWARDS & Honors
Winner of the Enfocus Film Festival 2016 (Costa Rica)
Best Digital Animation
Best Carribean Film 2016 (Winter Edition)
Martinique International Film Festival
Films by independent Non-European filmmakers, HEIs, Association 2017 - Winner
First place at the 4th Meet Film Festival (Italy)
Winner of the Guildford Film Festival 2017
Award Winner of the Guildford Film Festival (United Kingdom)
BELOW 0° Shortfilm
Best Short Science Documentary Film 2017
Award for Best Short Science Documentary Film (Czech Republic)
Winner of VII Ibero-American ABC Short Film Festival 2017
Best student short film of Latin-America and Spain (Spain)
Winner of Near Nazareth Film Festival 2017
Best Animation award at the Near Nazareth Film Festival 2017 (Israel)
Winner of the ACAFILMS Film Festival 2017
Award for best experimental short film at the ACAFILMS Film Festival 2017 (Brazil)
Best Natural History Documentary Short 2017
Award for best Natural History Documentary Short award at The University of Idaho Fish & Wildlife Film Festival (USA)
Best Animation 1-30 min (International competition) 2017
Best animation award at Västerås Film festival (Sweden)
Best Animation 2017
Best Animation award at the LIFE AFTER OIL International Film Festival (Italy)
Honors Mention - Landscape Film (Mallku) 2017
Below 0° is Honored for the category (Mallku) Landscape Film - (Chile)
Best Film, Photo, Poem or Art 2017
Below 0° wins the Avalonia Themed Film, Photo, Poem or Art Award (USA)
Best Central-American Animated Short Film 2017
Best animation short film award at Ícaro Festival (Guatemala)
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