From DSLRs to mirrorless to cinema cameras, I choose the right tool depending on the kind of project I’m working on.
I’m also open to renting and to shot with different ones (Sony, Arri, Z Cam).
I also have a thing for vintage glasses that I do modify to make them full-fledged cine lenses. At the moment I have a constantly updated set of Contax Zeiss lenses, while in the past I have used Canon FDs. Obviously, I’m open to renting diffrent lenses.
In some projects, the part I’ve enjoyed most has been grading. I like to give my videos a specific film look and to do it I use different tools, it depends on the nature of the project and on my inspiration. Back in the days, I used extensively Colorista but now my go-to software is DaVinci Resolve.
I’m also a big fan of grainy looks and film stock emulation through plug-ins like Filmconvert.
My go-to NLE software is Final Cut Pro. I started using it in 2012 (after quitting to use Final Cut Studio Suite) and I still consider the software that works better for me, but I also cut projects with Adobe Premiere and I’m looking forward to handling an entire project (editing and grading) on DaVinci Resolve which is instead my go-to color grading software even if something I handled the entire post-production process into Final Cut Pro.
It’s clear I don’t have a ‘fanboy’ attitude and though I’m a Final Cut Pro user, I’m open to editing with other software.
Most of my work is making documentaries and brand films so I consider story search as a part of my job. I have a sort of ’storytelling database’ that I often update with stories that range from illustration to music, from vinyl stores to photography, from food to painting, and so on because I think stories are everywhere.
So, if you don’t have a subject yet I can help you to find the right one, while If you have it I can craft a story that perfectly fits your needs.