1976-78 : Assistant editor, cameraman and TV director at SPQR TV - a private Italian TV channel based in Rome and run by director Giuseppe Collizzi (at the time a very successful film director, famous for having created the popular BUD SPENCER / TERENCE HILL franchise. He used his entire film crew to man the station, and I was extensively trained by them. I was able to produce popular and sucessful programmes, winning prizes and public for the tv station.
1978-83 : Post Production Consultant in S.B.P. S.p.A. - one of the first TV Post Production facilities in Rome, Italy, where I specialized in long format editing, digital video effects and TV graphics. Thanks to my determination and my technical and craft skills, I became a very successful professional, bringing a large number of advertising and television clients to the company in Rome from Milan in those years.
1983-1985 : Consultant for RETE 4 in Milan (a private national TV channel), where I managed the image of the network and helped build the advanced post-production facilities for them; I was among the proponents of the "Technical Operations Centre" (TOC, still in operation today, some 40 years later).
1985-1986 : Consultant in UVC srl. - an independent post-production facility in Milan, Italy. I managed the creative, commercial and technical divisions of the facility. During this period I also started supervising visual effects, first in advertising, then in feature films, an activity that would become more and more part of my professional career.
1986-1987 : Founder and President of IMAGINACTION srl. In Milan - a small company designed around Quantel's Paintbox, specialising in graphics and animation for commercials, corporate communications and TV opening titles. I was able to have the company housed first in GUICAR srl. for 6 months - a larger post-production facility, but which lacked graphics capabilities at the time, and later, in TTV S.p.A., the largest post-production facility and film lab in Milan at the time, again without this capability. In essence I was draining the facilities where we were housed of their clients. IMAGINACTION, small and very successful, was then bought by ETABETA srl, a large production and post-production facility based in Rome, while I founded a new computer graphics and visual effects division in TTV S.p.A.
1987-1991 : Founder and managing director of DIGITALVIDEO srl. in Milan. I found the finances and location for this newco, the first Italian "All Digital" post-production facility to offer London-style post-production and efficiency. The company managed to gain a strong market share in a short time and was very profitable in its first and successive years of activity. Since 1991 I am no longer a shareholder in the company. The company became part of TTV, then Blue Gold, and then The Square.
1992-2000 : Founder and managing director of INTERACTIVE S.p.A in Milan with Bruno Bogarelli and Giambattista Bianchi. Originally conceived as a multi-company digital post-production facility in Milan, it soon became a leading player in film visual effects in Italy. Interactive became a market leader in its first year of operation. Since 2000 I am no longer a shareholder of the company.
2000-2003 : Founder and director of CINECITTÀ DIGITAL a new structure and division that I proposed within the CINECITTÀ STUDIOS complex in Rome. The innovative facility was at the time a world pioneer and technical test bed for cutting-edge digital cinema technology, and soon became a showcase for other facilities around the world in those years. The facility also provided daily feedback to technology manufacturer Quantel for the development of the iQ/Pablo platform. I trained the staff and started a brand new and pioneering digital intermediate division, while stimulating the Studio's involvement in several European high-tech research and development projects.
2006-2007 : Supervisor for digital technologies and visual effects at AUGUSTUSCOLOR, Rome. The Italian film processing lab installed state-of-the-art digital technologies and created new divisions of visual effects, digital intermediate, digital sound and digital printing with my advice, guidance and help.