Nicknamed by producers “the problem solver” Nino is an Emmy Award Winning TV photographer and a “first call” freelancer for ESPN and many other prestigious broadcasting networks such as NatGeo, Discovery, BBC, MLB Network, NFL Network, etc. When the show involves someone of importance and any screw ups would spell disaster, Nino is the first name that producers want to take charge. His work can be seen everyday on national television. He is the Director of Photography for successful series and features like “Gruden’s QB Camp”, “Meyer’s Spotlight”, “E-60”, “30 for 30” and many more. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to see first hand and learn how the unique location lighting set-ups on all these successful shows were created.
In the early 90s, along with many of his colleagues Nino was instrumental in creating and refining the ESPN Classic “Sports Century” style of lighting and set creation based on chiaroscuro techniques created by Renaissance artist in the 14th and 15th centuries and one of the most popular techniques on high end film and video projects. The “Sports Century” style of lighting has ever since become a standard of high quality interviews across the industry.
On the corporate and commercial side of the production business Nino has been producing programs for the Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott and many other corporations as well as smaller businesses.
Nino’s educational background includes attending art and photography schools in his native Northern Italy. After relocating to the US in 1970, he began his career as a freelance commercial photographer and cinematographer; in the mid eighties he made the shift into television. In the first decade as a freelancer he expanded his skills by regularly attending The New England Institute of professional Photography and the Maine Photographic Workshop as well as attending business schools for marketing and management.
Nino is one of the few professionals in the production business that can work equally well with video and still photography.