The goal is to give students the experience of producing a scene from a present day and/or period movie. With limitations come necessary inventions. The kind of lessons that instruct us how to modify an existing environment or what kind of change makes the location and the character more realistic, yet true to the spirit of the script. The setting as well as the costume and makeup need to be consistent and part of a whole.
The work of the designer is evident in the concept sketches. Many decisions are made from the initial research to final production and the designer must find the perfect locations to prepare for the shoot. To know the past is certainly a useful tool, even when preparing a movie set in the present. Students need to learn different historical periods with diligence and passion. Just as important is the psychology of the characters and how that might be externalized through concept sketches. In the end, students will use their research and imagination to recreate something genuinely new.
Master’s Art Degree, History of Art, University of Rome, “La Sapienza”
Degree at CSC in Production Designer, National Film School, Italy
2013 UN RICORDO (From T.Capote) adaptation, theatre piece
2012 TROOPER , Assistant Art Director, J. Arkin
2009 MORNING GLORY, Assistant Art Director, Roger Michell, Par.
2006 THE DARJEELING LIMITED, Assistant Art Director, PD M.Friedberg, W. Anderson.
2005 LA SECONDA NOTTE DI NOZZE, Production Designer, D.Avati
2004 MA QUANDO ARRIVANO LE RAGAZZE, Production Designer, A.
2004 HBO “ROME,” Draftsman/Standby Art Director, HBO Produc.
2003 THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU, Art Director,
PD Mark Friedberg, Di. Wes Anderson.
2002 LA RIVINCITA DI NATALE, Production Designer, Dir. Avati
2002 (ENCHANTED) ILCUORE ALTROVE, Production Designer,
*(Nominee, David di Donatello Award, Best It. PD), Dir. Avati
2001 I CAVALIERI CHE FECERO L’IMPRESA, Set Decorator, Avati
2001 THE INVISIBLE COLLECTION, Production Designer
2000 PADRE PIO, Set Decorator, Di.Carlo Carlei
1999 VIPERA, Art Director/Set Decorator, Director: S. Citti
1999 THE NANNY, Set Decorator, Period piece, Marco Bellocchio
1998 EXQUISITE CORPSES, (Cadaveri eccellenti) Set Decorator HBO.
1997 COME AND GO, Set Decorator, Titanus Prod. Dir. Sindoni
1996 MOTHER BY CHANCE, Set Decorator, Dir. S.Martino
1995 AN OSCAR FOR TWO, Set Decorator, Prod. Verbano Dir. Farina
1994 MAGIC GREEN, Set Decorator, Produc. R.P.A.
1993 THE RETURN OF FANTOZZI, Art Director, Dir. N.Parenti
1991 POLIZIOTTI, Set Decorator, Dir. G.Base
1990 TIES AND BETRAYALS, Production Designer, Documentary fi.
1990 BLACK AND WHITE, Production Designer, R.A.I. telemovie
1990 ANGELO, Production Designer, R.A.I. Telemovie
1989 THE LIFE OF RITA LEVI MONTALCINI, Production Designer
2003 David di Donatello Award Nominee, Production Design, IL Cuore Altrove (Enchanted)
2003 Chioma di Berenice Award, Best Italian Production Design, Il Cuore Altrove
2004 Premio di Qualita Award, Il Cuore Altrove (Enchanted)
2007 Premio di Qualita Award, Ma Quando Arrivano Le Ragazze
From Fantasy to Reality
Intro to Production Design