Visual effects supervisor Stefano Trivelli has joined the staff of R!OT Santa Monica. To make the move, Trivelli has emigrated from his native Italy where he was co-founder, lead compositor and visual effects supervisor at Ubik Visuals Effects, Milan. Through Ubik, Trivelli designed and executed visual effects for four feature films and more than 100 commercials, including U.S. spots for Jeep, Pennzoil and Celebrity Cruises. Although he has recently worked primarily as an inferno* compositor and visual effects supervisor, he also has wide experience in 3D animation, model and miniature building, motion-control cinematography, pyrotechnics and mechanical effects. "I was extremely impressed with his reel," said R!OT managing director Richard Cormier. "There is a sensitivity to his work that is very special. Coming from Europe, he also brings a different perspective and sensibility to our staff." Trivelli said, "It is very exciting for me to join R!OT and to collaborate with the wonderful team of artists who work here. The creative environment is excellent and the studio has superb technical resources. R!OT has begun something new and I am very glad to be part of it."