I started engineering sound at the age of 18, when I ran a small music rehearsal studio.For many years I worked with music (studio producer and live mixing) whilst being a musician myself.My music path revealed to be quite eclectic, passing through a wide range of very different genres, and I still occasionally write electronic tracks when inspired.
I had the chance to live the digital audio revolution from the very beginning in the 90s and since then audio technology has been among my keenest interests.Now I thrive following the latest developments of sound devices and software, and their application both on location and in post.
I switched to motion pictures sound in 2006, when I recorded sound for a friend of mine who was shooting a documentary.That production did very well (It won a jury price at Venice Film festival in 2007, then aired on national network in Italy) and that got me motivated to pursuit this career.I worked on a second documentary with the same director (again the movie won several prices and had a theatre release in Italy and France) before moving to UK.Here I had a chance to work on independent features films, documentaries and countless short movies, apart from being involved in other kind of productions (commercials, educational, corporate and the odd theatre sound design show).
Highlights of my career have been so far Born of Hope, a Tolkien fan movie, which won several prizes and has been seen by over 30 million people on YouTube, the first series of Scam City shot for National Geographic, and Crossing the Line, my very first feature length documentary (mentioned above).
I mainly taught myself sound engineering, but nevertheless I constantly invest time and resources to attend courses, conventions and master in order to update my knowledge.Among others, I like to mention the BBC location sound course I attended in 2008, the sound design master class organised by EFA in 2012 (Richard King was among the lecturer). and the School of Sound’s international symposium that recently took place in London (where I had the chance to personally talk with Walter Murch).
Sound is my passion, and I nurture an interest for all its applications, being it creative filed recording, or convoluted sound design. The relation between sound and moving pictures is a fascinating topic for me and I never stop to learn about it.
Eventually I found myself enjoying teaching: I thrive on students’ enthusiasm and it’s so refreshing to observe them progress within the industry.