Boutique film production house, EL° Films has appointed Italian Director and DoP Damiano Fieramosca as its creative director early last month. With offices in Singapore and Dubai and hot desks in Sydney and London, EL° Films specialises in development, pre-production, film equipment, editing, colouring , online and audio production facilities. Fieramosca is an Italian director […]
Boutique film production house, EL° Films has appointed Italian Director and DoP Damiano Fieramosca as its creative director early last month.
With offices in Singapore and Dubai and hot desks in Sydney and London, EL° Films specialises in development, pre-production, film equipment, editing, colouring , online and audio production facilities.
Fieramosca is an Italian director and cinematographer with more than five years of experience behind the lens. Beginning with a passion for photography, he experimented with different cameras, which then grew into a creative eye for visual storytelling and content-driven narratives.
In a q & a, Fieramosca comments on his body of work and his plans for EL° Films stressing on the collaborative aspect of filmmaking.
You have been involved in a number of projects – what is your approach to work?
DJ: I believe there were lots of jobs that I will probably remember forever, for different reasons. There were some that left a mark on me because they were exceptionally creative, some because they were insanely challenging and others because everything that could have gone wrong actually went wrong. I loved all of them, in retrospect at least. Because with time, Ive come to realise that I always seem to learn something new on every shoot and every set. It can come from anyone at any time, it can be big or small, and thats the best part.
Of course, its always amazing to see an idea come to life. Its like an invention. It wasnt there, nobody ever thought about it until someone did it and now its there for everyone to see. And thats what we do when we are put on a job. We craft words and thoughts into a visual experience. And when we do it, we allow this experience to be translated into feelings from other people. From idea to visual impulse to tears and laughs. Amazing.
It started from self-learning how to edit and attending photography school; and it went all the way to filming and then directing.
I remembered a time when I really didnt know how to do a thing. I was unproven, trying to stitch footage together into something watchable, but I was so eager to throw myself into the fire. Then a few years later, I was in the Maldives directing a job and I stopped and realised that I was in the Maldives directing a job!
What do you wish to achieve at EL Films?
One of the things that fascinates me the most about how art can manifest itself is the Collective. The collaboration of like-minded people that, through personal sensitivity, turns a vision into something beautiful. In fact, its even more beautiful than it could have been if done by an individual.
When a film is made, it looks like a single entity, a uniform piece, but in reality its nothing like that. Its a multi-layered process that required the efforts of many people, each sold on the idea of putting their skills into its creation. What Im looking for at EL° are people that vibe like that. I want the opportunity to watch and witness a creative process and being part of it. Sitting, talking, playing music, drinking coffee, while discussing how we can transform a brief into motion picture art.