Cinematography

reels

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    narrative
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    commercial
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    music videos

2013

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    Tom's Dilemma
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    Animalia
  • teoathumb05
    The East of Adin
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    The Only Choice
  • orp_thumb02
    Orphans of the Living
  • pizza_thumb1
    Pizzeria bacio le mani

2012

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    Look After Me
  • thetthum
    The Teraphy
  • riffthumb2
    Riff
  • ctl05
    Center Light
  • solonthumb
    So Long
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    Anatomy of a Dream

2011

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    Hindmind
  • egg_thumb2
    The Revenge of the Egg
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    Mia

2010

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    Angelo
  • milost_thumb2
    Milost
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    Burnt

2009

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    I Ragazzi della Maco
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    3 Giri di Seta
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    La Fossa

About

nioaboutweb

Born and raised in Italy, cinema becomes soon the reason of my life. My deep and appassionate studies of film theories and the practice with italian contemporary masters of lighting opened my mind and cinematography became the way I live.

 

While merging theory with practice, I felt in love with narrative and I started finding my personal style, maturing an original stylistic path signed by a maniacal attention to composition and details.

 

I believe there’s no limit in the ways a shot can be done, no matter how difficult it could seem at the beginning. With the right time and means, any vision can be realized; however, I strongly believe that the most beautiful vision and even the perfect shot will never make a beautiful movie without a good story.

 

I have been working on documentaries, films, music videos, TV shows and commercials since 2006. Currently living, teaching and shooting in New York City, I am constantly involved in film production as director of photography, camera operator and assistant camera.

 

I have an extensive experience of modern filmmaking and post-production practices concerning most of camera systems, both film and digital. Experience with: steadicam, cranes and Jib arms, dollies, shoulder support, tripods, suction mount, slider, car mount, rain towers, green screen. 

 

2012 to present 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
November 2008: workshop on cinematography @ IED Venezia with Luca Bigazzi
October 2008: workshop on cinematography for TV and cinema @ Accademia della Luce with Vittorio Storaro, Pino Quini e Marco Incagnoli
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

 

PRESS

03-07-2014 Il CInematografo.it – Migrare di Cinema

02-11-2014 Italiani in America – Nicola Raggi, un direttore della fotografia a NY

02-10-2014 Behind the Rabbit production – Nicola Raggi artist profile

10-28-2013 Farespettacolo – Intervista a Nicola Raggi

10-21-2012 Il Corriere dell’Umbria – New York ama il talento Folignate

05-29-2012 New York Film Academy – Nicola Raggi and the Psychology of Learning Film

09-06-2010 La Nazione – Alter, un corto che parla senese

04-08-2009 La Provincia di Sondrio – I Vigili del Fuoco soggetto per un documentario

09-2009 Il Cittadino di Foligno – Notte Glamour in via Borghetto

21-11-2008 Il Corriere di Siena – Il Cavallo nel Palio

07-2007 La Nazione – Rosso come la passione: Dvd nascosto nella tasca

06-2007 Il Corriere di Siena – Grande fratello per il Cencio

06-2007 La Nazione – Novità: un documentario sul Cencio