When you watch a program on television have you ever wondered who did it and what it took to make it happen?
Did you know the the highly successful Gruden QB Camp series on ESPN is done in a small office in the back of a professional building?
or that the Meyer’s Spotlight segments on College Game Day were done in the rec room of the coach house?
or that the interview with Dwayne Wade of the NBA champion Miami Heat was done in a small hotel suite?
These shows are not the making of large production companies, Nino and his son Joe with their own gear are the ones who created hundreds of these shows for top broadcasting and commercial clients. Just two freelancers, just like you, with a lot of acquired skills. Nobody is born with talent, training is what makes it happen and how careers are created.
Networks have discovered that bringing the studio to the talent is considerably more cost effective than bringing the talent to the studio. There are very few in this business that can convert an ordinary place into a studio quickly, efficiently and with the extraordinary result that Nino and Joe have been capable of doing. It’s not just about the quality of lighting, its the ability to apply those lighting skill to enhance something that an hour earlier wasn’t even there.
Now for the first time ever by attending one or two day workshops you’ll have the opportunity to see and learn from one of best in the business what clients are looking for. From the correct techniques and variations of lighting a subject to creating and lighting an entire set.
After 42 successful years as a production professional and at the peak of his career Nino has decided that its time to begin what he refers to as “phase one” of the natural slowdown process (not to be confused with retirement). While still taking selective assignments he will dedicate more time to teaching interview lighting and production techniques for television broadcasting and video productions.
Underestimating the importance of these skills is the most fatal of all career mistakes that too many cameramen make today. This is the first and most important skill that most producers look for when selecting a crew, the ability to create something when there’s nothing there. It’s the barometer to gauge just about every technical skill that the photographer has to offer.