Luca Antonio Marino is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer with experience of shooting wildlife sequences solo or with crews in varied locations across the globe.
He graduated from an MSc in Biology, an MA in Wildlife Documentary Production and he recently completed an internship as a researcher, assistant producer and camera operator at DocLab, a documentary production company based in Rome.
He has skills in all areas of the production and he is competent in researching and developing natural history stories, contacting scientists, setting up location shoots/permits, data wrangling, creative editing (Adobe Premiere Pro CC, DaVinci Resolve 16, Avid Media Composer), operating a range of 4K cameras including Sony FS7 II, Canon C200, Panasonic GH5, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.
He is scuba diving trained and has multilingual skills (English, Italian, Portuguese).
He has collaborated with universities and research centres, collecting data and documenting animal behaviour with photographs and videos published on international scientific journals and magazines and broadcasted on television programmes (Rai 1, Canale 5).
His Master’s final film, Capuchin Culture, about a group of nut-cracking capuchin monkeys living in the semi-arid forest of the Northeast of Brazil, was awarded at international film festivals, including being a winner at the International Nature Film Festival Gödöllö, the Ireland Wildlife Film Festival and a finalist at the International Wildlife Film Festival.
- Researching wildlife stories, setting up shoots, permits, contacting scientists, storyboarding, scriptwriting.
- Camera: Sony FS7 II, Canon C200, Panasonic GH5, Blackmagic Pocket, Cinema Camera 4K, GoPro.
- Editing: Adobe Premiere Pro CC, DaVinci Resolve 16, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Photoshop/Lightroom.
- Sound: Sennheiser MKE 600, Radio mic, Zoom H4n, boom operation, Foley, mixing, Pro Tools.
- Techniques: long lens photography, macro photography, time-lapse, high speed.