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NICOLA RAGGI - 122 Boerum street 3F, Brooklyn, NY 11206 | (C) (646)-406-5033 | [email protected]
Professional Summary
Motivated, high potential Cinematographer with unique artistic sensibilities, visionary editor and expert
colorist w i t h 7 years of experience in all aspects of motion pictures film and video industry able to build
high performing teams.
Master of both film (16 and 35mm) and video systems, as well as latest workflows and technologies
including editing and color correction softwares.
Superb interpersonal skills and problem solving abilities, offers impressive record of successful projects such
as the feature film entitled "Tom's Dilemma”.
Master of lighting.
Exceptional camera operator.
Great organizational skills.
Ability to master complex technologies.
Special talent for collaborating and
communicating effectively.
Knowledge of: steadicam, cranes and Jib arms,
dollies and sliders, shoulder supports, tripods and
heads, suction mount, car mounts, green and
blue screen, rain towers and special FX.
Positive attitude.
Hard worker.
Problem solver.
Money saver.
Proficient in stressful environment.
FCP, FCPX, Premiere, DaVinci, REDCINE-X PRO.
Work History
Design looks and visual styles to reflects the intentions of the director.
2007 to Current
Provide guidance in all technical aspects of production.
Advice regarding the choice of the most appropriate film or digital video format .
Blocking scenes to provide artful coverage in the most efficient way.
Provide input to develop story-boards and shot lists.
Location scouting for lighting, camera movements and set desing.
Advice on best times and places for exterior scenes to take maximum advantage of available light.
Organize camera, electrical and grip crews.
Plan placement and rigging lighting fixtures.
Advice on arrangements for rental of camera, lighting, grip equipment and specialized tools.
Communicate with film labs or digital postproduction facilities.
Execute the vision for the look of the film.
Anticipate schedule caused by unforeseen circumstances.
Approve the set up of lighting.
Operate camera during shooting.
Assure that there are no technical glitches.
Oversaw all phases of post-production.
Cinematography Instructor
06/2012 to 09/2014
New York Film Academy – New York City, NY
Hands on film and video camera, hands on lighting, composition and camera movements. Cinematic
aspects and phases of a motion pictures film from pre- to post-production.
Editor & Coloris
06/2006 to 08/2010
LoadingLab inc. – Siena, ITALY
Edited and Color corrected all company projects
FinalCut-pro, Premiere, AVID Media Composer.
09/2006 to 08/2010
University of Siena – Siena, ITALY
3 years Film & Video production, from pre- to post-.
Supervised the post-production process, including editing, dubbing and color correction.
Graded the students
Bachelor of Arts: Cinematography
New York Film Academy - New York City, NY
Master of Arts: Cinematography
IED VENICE - Venice, Italy
Master of Arts: Cinematography for Cinema and TV
Accademia della Luce - Rome, IT
Master of Arts: Film studies
University of Siena - Siena, Italy
- Official selection Los Angeles Women's International Film Festival 2014
- Official selection New Filmmakers New York 2014
So Long
- Best cinematography movie Hoboken International Film Festival 2013
- Best cinematography Merit Accolade Competition 2013
Center Light
- TELLY AWARD best commercial 2012
- Official selection New Filmmakers New York 2012
The Revenge of the Egg
- Selected Big Apple Film Festival 2011
- Best cinematography Gotham Screen International Film Festival 2011
- Best cinematography American International Film Festival 2011
- Best cinematography Havana International Film Festival 2012
- Rhode Island Selected Love Unlimited Film 2012 LA
- Selected Sene Film, Music & Arts Festival 2012
- Best short Drama American International FF 2011
The Cleaners
- Selected Manhattan Film Festival 2011
- Selected New Filmmakers New York 2011
To be in Me
- Official selection Brooklyn Film Festival 2011
- Best Cinematography Torino short Film Festival 2011
Soluzione Futurista
- Best Cinematography Golden Gondola Venice 2010
- Best Cinematography Spazio Anteprima Torino 2010