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Alessandro Ongaro (also credited as Alex Ongaro) was born in Sorengo, Switzerland and holds a dual Italian and Swiss citizenship. While studying design at the School of Design in Milan, Italy, Alessandro first began using computers to create photo-realistic 3D renderings for the architecture industry. In 1998, after graduating the School of Design in Milan and moving back to Switzerland, he was at the forefront of a new wave of professionals to begin applying computer skills to post production for TV, opening sequences and video clips. In the year 2000, he conceptualized and created the opening titles of the 2000 Locarno International Film Festival.

In the year 2000 Alessandro decided to begin his work in the Feature Film industry, moving back to Milan where he was recruited by Digitalia Graphics, the first Italian company to work with a film negative and pioneered all the Visual Effects for the very first Italian scifi movie, Nirvana, by Gabirele Salvatores. While at Digitalia, Alessandro worked on numerous successful features such as Brucio Nel Vento by Silvio Soldini, Vajont by Renzo Martinelli, Io non Ho Paura by Gabriele Salvatores and The Italian Job for Paramount Pictures.

After a five year collaboration with Digitalia Graphics, Hollywood beckoned for Alessandro when in April 2004 he was offered a position by ESC Entertainment (The Matrix Trilogy) and re-located to northern California to work on Paramount's Keanu Reeves starred Constantine. Soon after finishing work on Constantine, Alex was recruited by DreamWorks Animation where he's worked on such films as Madagascar, Over The Hedge, Flushed Away, Bee Movie, etc. Precisely 4 years after beginning his work for Dreamworks, Alessandro was promoted to Head Of FX where he has led the Dreamworks Animation FX team in the production of the last Shrek feature, Shrek: Forever After, Turbo and Kung Fu Panda 3

As of 2015 Alessandro Ongaro is working as a CG Supervisor at Double Negative

With almost 20 years of experience in the Computer Graphics field, Ongaro is presently considered to be among the CG Industry's top professionals.

Alessandro has been published internationally, is often an invited speaker at international conferences in his field, and is part of a worldwide traveling exhibition, along with H.R. Giger (Alien's original designer), entitled Swiss Design in Hollywood. During the past few years, Alex has also been a judge for the Annie Awards (the Animation Industry's Oscars) and has been constantly involved with several philanthropic causes.

Most recently Alessandro has Produced and Directed the highly acclaimed web series Hollywood Hitmen, and a 6 minutes animated teaser The Nine Lives of Claw which he also wrote.

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