Hi my name is Roberto and I'm a 40 y.o. professional photographer and cinematographer based in Verona, Italy.
I started about 20 years ago as professional photographer in the studio of my parents. For years I've been photographing products, hotels, real estate, great outdoors around the world, skydivers in freefall, great dancers and famous landmarks for Getty Images where I'm still selling my pictures.
As photographer, I always had a special interest in the work of the greatest DPs, in the late 90's I was working as freefall camera guy for skydivers around the world, spending time jumping off airplanes filming world class athletes in Italy, Florida, and California.
In 2008 VDSLRs hit the market and I immediately saw the great potential those cameras had, and I felt in love again, that's when my production started to have a "cine look". I developed a strong interest in cinematography and all my energies where oriented in learning cinematic camera movements, lighting, composition, use of DoF and all those stuff that makes a great cinematography great.
I believe that bad ass cinematography is extremely important and of a great support of the story telling process.
I usually cover many roles in my productions, camera operator, gimbal operator, director of photography, editor, colorist. I normally work with blackmagic cameras (all models) and Canon cinema line cameras but I also have experience with many other brands and I love to learn.
The visual aspect of a production is my main interest so having care of the product from the shooting to the final product is very important for me to achieve the look and mood I want.
I joined Stage 32 to find new collaborations, contact me if you want, I love this work and I always go on set full of passion and sense of magic for what i do. I want to build a team of skilled collaborators since this is what movie making is made of, so if you're interested please contact me, let's talk and let's create great strong powerful synergies.
Name: Roberto Mettifogo
Lives in: Verona, Italy
Occupation: Colorist, Director, Director of Photography, Editor, Photographer (Still), Videographer and Camera Operator