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In 2018, I received my MFA in film from the Transmedia Department of the Visual and Performing Arts College at Syracuse University. Before starting my academic career in the US, I had completed my Bachelor degree in Italy at the University of Siena, in Art, Music, Theater and Cinema Studies where my thesis focused on Charlie Chaplin's film language.

I also graduated Cum Laude from the University of Siena where I received my Master’s Degree in Language of Entertainment and Multimedia. There, my thesis focused on Film language, specifically on David Lynch's filmmaking technique (construction of space and cinematic structure).
I first moved to the United States in 2014 to start my MFA in filmmaking, following the Total Filmmaking philosophy. During my first year of studying, I was fortunate to be a teaching assistant in Film Theory and Cinematography classes. I then had the opportunity to teach my own classes and advanced camera demos, mainly focusing on the “Canon C Series” cameras.

As an adjunct professor, I have been teaching classes that intermix theory with production. During the summers of 2016, 2017, and 2018, I had the opportunity to be involved in the “Italian Film Studies and Filmmaking in Bologna” a Syracuse University Film Summer Program. In 2017 I was assigned to assist the program director in planning and coordinating the courses, as well as providing teaching support by starting new interactive teaching platforms.




Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing Arts     []

FIL 121 – Filmmaking Workshop: Physical Aspects

Introduction and development of technical aspects and skills of filmmaking.

FIL 122 – Sound and Image (Starting in 2019 this class was replaced by FIL121 plus FIL124) 

Understanding and approaching critical and practical challenges of working creatively with image and sound

FIL 124 – Filmmaking Workshop: Concepts

Introduction and development of aesthetic and critical concepts of filmmaking, sound, and image.

FIL 221 – Cinematic Modes of Production

Introduction to the various codes and forms that work at the mainstream and borders of cinematic production.

FIL 223 – Storytelling Production

Exploration of cinematic storytelling through the production of a short film. 

FIL 228 – Film Scriptwriting

Introductory course to the elements of film scripting: dramatic fundamentals, screenplay format, narrative strategies, character creation,

and dialogue development.

FIL 322 – Topics in Film Production

Advanced exploration of cinematic modes, through the creation of a short film and critical evaluation of the process

FIL 521 – Cinematography

Cinematography is one aspect of filmmaking that puts together artistic and technical approaches.

The goal of this course is to introduce each student to the fundamentals of motion picture cinematography, exploring both technical knowledge and artistic application.

FIL 521 – Editing

An advanced course focusing on theory and practical aspects of film post-production (workflow, editing, color correction). 

SUMMER PROGRAM: Italian Film Studies and Filmmaking in Bologna

Summer 2016/17/18

Attend the world’s most famous classic film festival, Cinema Ritrovato, while immersing yourself in all aspects of film.

This program is based on a total filmmaker/film studies approach in which you’ll study Italian film history, visual strategy,

preproduction planning, and production.


Syracuse University, College of Professional Studies

Orange Academy

Film Production: From Script to Set

This class will explore how to approach film production, starting from analyzing a script to the visual strategy for fiction.

The students will work on breaking down a script and creating a filming plan, designing camera movements and lighting set-up.

Summer College


Introduction to the fundamentals of motion picture cinematography, exploring both technical knowledge and artistic application.




Syracuse University

Fall 2023

Film Program

Bolex – 16mm Film Workshops

Hands-on workshop covering the technical and artistic process of 16mm filmmaking.

Loading and filming with a Bolex H-16 Reflex camera.

School of Design

Preparation and Filming Techniques for Interviews.

Spring 2021

School of Art

Screening and lecture. representation of diversity, inclusion, and immigration in film.

School of Design

Film production workshop.

A workshop for Senior students at the Industrial Design Program.

Spring 2019

School of Design

Storytelling and Video/Sound Production

A workshop for Senior students at the Industrial Design Program.

Spring 2018

School of Art

From a film to a poster.

A lecture/workshop for a printmaking (non-major) class exploring the concepts of lighting, colors, and composition in filmmaking,

in order to design a film poster

Cleveland State University School of Film & Media Arts

Spring 2022

Intro to film lighting 

Raritan Valley Community College, Digital Media/Film.

Spring 2018

Elements of Narrative Filmmaking


Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing Arts

Spring 2021

FIL 221 (hybrid) - Instructor: Reid Davenport

Camera/sound hands-on demo, and post-production.

Fall 2020

FIL 222 (online) - Instructor: Reid Davenport

DaVinci Resolve: Color correction and grading

Fall 2018

TRM 153

Narrative filmmaking and short-film structure

Spring 2018

FIL 720 - Filmmaking: Graduate Project

Editing workflow in the digital era (RAW, 4K, 2K).

Post-production in the digital era

A lecture/workshop designed for junior-level Photo and Video students on the digital editing workflow.

Spring 2017 and Spring 2018

FIL 521 - Directing Actors (section)

Acting and performing: Jerzy Grotowski's influence in contemporary filmmaking.

DIT Training Workshop

Advanced concept of Digital Imaging Technician.

Spring 2018 and Fall 2016

FIL 521 - Cinematography (section)

Production demo: digital cameras and external recorders.

Fall 2017

Lighting and Camera demo

A demo section with the award-winning cinematographer Nicola Raggi (Junior level).


University of Siena

March 2014

Broadcasting of sports events

Writing, production, and post-production for format and Sports events for television And Web-TV.




Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing Arts

Professor Alex Mendez, Cinematography, Fall 2016 - Spring 2017.

Professor Vasilios Papaioannu, Film Theory/Auteur Cinema, Spring 2017.

Professor Cooper Battersby, Transmedia Colloquium Theory, Fall 2015 - Spring 2016.

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