David comments on Alessio:
Alessio is a genuine “Toscanccio” as they are known in Italy. That doesn’t just mean someone who comes from the area of Tuscany, which is, in my opinion, the most beautiful part of Italy, but it denotes a certain character.
It may seem unlikely, but even though I'm a British-born subject, we have had many experiences in common.
First of all, he is passionate about his work, and we often exchange techniques and technologies with frank and mutually effective discussions. Those who know us intimately know that we also tinker with technologies to adapt them into doing what we want them to do.
It was many of these qualities that made my mind up to call Alessio as Senior Editor in the company I founded in Milan called Interactive in 1992, and when I also pushed on him untried and, I confess, not all that functioning technologies, which he managed to govern all the same.
We have kept in touch, and, after more than 30 years we have decided to pool our resources and professional skills for the International market, and here we are working together on a slate of films using our Mobile Lab and Alessio’s facility together with our combined know how, so I’m happy to be working yet again with the Toscanaccio!
We have taken the technologies developed for remote working and applied them to sending immediately high quality imagery and sound directly to the post production systems near to set, allowing Alessio to start editing immediately. This can be a great help to the director. Of course, by its very nature, this workflow also allows for distant remote working too.