narrative feature film
Flesh is Heir To
BLOCK Z - feature length film in pre-production -
A new mystery will be discovered inside Block Z...
A sci-fi feature film entirely shot in Sri Lanka.
Official Web page: http://www.grindoutpictures.com
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - PRE-PRODUCTION HAS BEGUN!
I am reading the script again and again to dive deeply in each scene. Then we'll deconstruct the sroty and the characters.
The distance between me and the director (NYC - Sri Lanka) is just another wonderful challenge.
BLOCK Z (preproduction)
Camera: ARRI 435B / s35mm
Optics: ARRI Master Prime
Film stock: Kodak V3 250D/5207
narrative short film
The East of Adin
See You Next Week
Look After Me
Bacio le mani
Orphans of the Living
The Revenge of the Egg
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
- ARRI 435B S35mm 3perf
- RED ONE MX
- CANON EOS 5D MKIII
KODAK V3 500T/5219
Optics: Zeiss Superspeed
Cam: CANON EOS 5D MKIII RAW
Optics: Canon Prime
EDITING & CAMERA WORK
Born and raised in Italy, I deeply studied film theories and the practice with italian contemporary masters of lighting opened my mind to cinematography.
I am a motivated, high potential cinematographer with unique artistic sensibilities, a visionary editor and colorist with 7 years of experience in all aspects of motion pictures film and video industry.
My path lead me to a mature, original style signed by a maniacal attention to composition, lighting and details.
I am used to work extremely hard on pre-production because I am convinced that only a good pre-production makes astonishing, standing out and touching pieces of art as the director want!
Build a strong relationship with the director, accomplish his vision and serve the story, is what make me the exceptional partner on a film or video production.
Open minded, always ready to travel, I am a multitasking hard worker, with great interpersonal skills and problem solving abilities, able to build high performing teams.
Based in New York City I am constantly involved in film productions as cinematographer, colorist and editor all around the world.
Steadicam, cranes and Jib arms, dollies and sliders, shoulder supports, tripods and heads, suction mount, car mounts, green and blue screen, rain towers and special FX.
Versatile and passionated master of lighting, exceptional camera operator with great organizational skills and the ability to master complex technologies. Special talent for collaborating and communicating effectively, positive attitude, multitasking, problem solver, always reliable. Proficient in stressful environment.
MY CRAFT IS TO:
– Design looks and visual styles to reflects the intentions of the director.
– Provide guidance in all technical aspects of production.
– Advice regarding the choice of the most appropriate film or digital video format.
– Blocking scenes to provide artful coverage in the most efficient way.
– Provide input to develop story-boards and shot lists.
– Location scouting for lighting, camera movements and set design.
– Advice on best times and places for exteriors to take maximum advantage of available light.
– Organize camera, electrical and grip crews.
– Plan placement and rigging lighting fixtures.
– Advice on arrangements for rental of camera, lighting, grip equipment and specialized tools.
– Communicate with film labs or digital postproduction facilities.
– Execute the vision for the look of the film.
– Anticipate schedule caused by unforeseen circumstances.
– Approve the set up of lighting.
– Operate camera during shooting.
– Assure that there are no technical glitches.
– Oversaw all phases of post-production.
WORK HISTORY: – June 2012 to May 2014 Cinematography instructor @ New York Film Academy – 2012 Full Teaching Licensed by the New York State Education Department – 2010-2011 attended 1-year Cinematography program @ New York Film Academy – 2007 to 2009 Cinematography instructor @ University of Siena – 2006 Co-founder of Loading Lab visual artworks – 2004 Bachelor Degree in Psychology of Communication @ University of Siena – 1998 Scientific Studies High School Diploma at Liceo Scientifigo G. Marconi
– June 2012 to May 2014 Cinematography instructor @ New York Film Academy
– 2012 Full Teaching Licensed by the New York State Education Department
– 2010-2011 attended 1-year Cinematography program @ New York Film Academy
– 2007 to 2009 Cinematography instructor @ University of Siena
– 2006 Co-founder of Loading Lab visual artworks
– 2004 Bachelor Degree in Psychology of Communication @ University of Siena
– 1998 Scientific Studies High School Diploma at Liceo Scientifigo G. Marconi
Comments or questions are welcome.
PROJECTS & AWARDS
NARRATIVE FEATURE FILM
|Tom’s Dilemma||ARRI ALEXA||Cooke S/4|
|IronFX||ALEXA STUDIO||Angénieux Anamorphic|
|Tequila Sauza||5D MK3||Zeiss CP/2|
|Center Light||ARRI 435B||Zeiss Master Prime|
|I Love NY||Sony F3||Nikon Prime|
|Service desk||5D MK3||Canon Prime|
|Xenesys||5D MK3||Canon Prime|
|Palestine’ life||Sony EX1||Fujinon Zoom|
|Africa Maco’ Boys||Sony EX1||Fujinon Zoom|
|Voluntarily||Sony EX1||Fujinon Zoom|
|3 Lap of Silk||Sony EX1||Fujinon Zoom|
|Invisible Women||Sony EX1||Fujinon Zoom|
NARRATIVE SHORT FORM
|The East of Adin||Red Epic 5K||Zeiss Master Prime|
|Animalia||Red Epic 5K||Red Pro Prime|
|Orphans of Livings||Red Epic 5K||Arri Master Prime|
|The Only Choice||Black Magic||Zeiss CP/2|
|Riff||ARRI SR3 s16||Zeiss Super Speed|
|Pathos||ARRI SR3 s16||Zeiss Super Speed|
|Look After Me||Red Epic 5K||Cooke S/4|
|The Therapy||Red Scarlet 4K||Red Pro Prime|
|So Long||ARRI SR3 s16||Zeiss Super Speed|
|Bittersweet||ARRI SR2||Zeiss Master Prime|
|Egg’s Revenge||ARRI SR3 s16||Zeiss Super Speed|
|Mia||ARRI 435B s35||Zeiss Master Prime|
|Hindmind||5D MK2||Canon Prime|
|Milost||Canon 7D||Canon Prime|
|To Be in Me||5D MK2||Canon Prime|
The End Men
|Work||Red Scarlet||Zeiss Master Prime|
|Run Away||5D MK2||Canon Prime|
|My Resurrection||Red One MX||Red Pro Prime|
|Chemical Sacrifice||Red One MX||Red Pro Prime|
|E’ Tempo||Sony F1 + 3mm adp.||Nikon Prime|
|Sorridi al Muro||Sony F1 + 3mm adp.||Nikon Prime|
Silvie Vartan – RAI1 –
|Come un Ragazzo||Sony F1 + 3mm adp.||Cooke S/4|
AWARDS & FILM FESTIVAL SELECTIONS
Official selection Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival 2014
Official selection New Filmmakers New York 2014
Best short movie Hoboken International Film Festival 2013
Award Merit Accolade Competition 2013
Official Selections 2014:
-Oaxaca Film Festival
-NYC Picture start Film Festival
-Oregon Independent Film Festival
-International Film Festival of Cinematic Arts-Los Angeles
-Indie Fest USA
-Spirit Quest Film Festival
TELLY AWARD best commercial 2012:
– Peace of Mind – Local TV & Local Cable
– Peace of Mind – Regional TV & Multi-Market Cable
– Peace of Mind – Regional TV & Multi-Market Cable
– Regional TV Commercial
Official selection New Filmmakers New York 2012
The Revenge of the Egg
Selected Big Apple Film Festival 2011
Selected Gotham Screen International Film Festival 2011
Best short Comedy American International Film Festival 2011
Selected Havana International Film Festival 2012
Selected 11na. Muestra Joven Cuba 2012
Selected Sene Film, Music & Arts Festival 2012
Rhode Island Selected Love Unlimited Film 2012 LA
Best short Drama American International FF 2011
Selected Manhattan Film Festival 2011
Selected New Filmmakers New York 2011
Selected San Antonio Film Festival Texas 2011
To be in Me
Official selection Brooklyn Film Festival 2011
Best screenplay Brooklyn Film Festival 2011
Best Cinematography Torino short Film Festival 2011
Best Cinematography Golden Gondola Venice Film meeting 2010
Best Cinematography Spazio Anteprima Torino 2010
Selected Short at Florence 2010
Selected Off Underground Awards Festival 2010
Selected 242 Short Film Festival 2010
Il Professore di Musica
Best Direction Vicenza Film Festival 2010
Best Short Film Comedy September 2010
Audience Award Festival Schermi Irregolari 2010
1° Prize Short Film Video Festival Imperia 2010
Jury Award Artelesia Festival 2010
Official selections Jalari Film Festival 2010
Official selections Video Film Festival Imperia 2010
Official selection Terre di Siena Film Festival 2010
Official selction Zak si Gira 2010