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Busto Arsizio – Every time we watch a film, a music video, an advertisement, we can see images, faces, words and landscapes, but we rarely think about what and how much work is behind the realization of that project.
Around the world of cinema, for example, many professional figures gravitate, which, working together, allow us to enjoy an excellent film. Each has its own role and all are fundamental: there are those who deal with costumes, some with electrical parts and who, physically, allow the making of the film. We are talking about the car operator, the figure who, following the directives of the director, films the scenes. The camera is no longer just an eye but becomes a moving body.
But who is behind the cinecamera? What’s a car operator’s day like? We asked Marco Marangoni , a young camera operator from Cardano al Campo, who has been in cinema since he was 5 years old.
How was your passion for cinema born?
My passion has very distant roots; It is thanks to my grandfather that I discovered I had a visceral love for this world. He was an editor / projectionist and I remember that I spent the afternoons in the cinema screening room in the country where I grew up. I watched him reassemble the films, fix them on the projectors and I was there, on a stool, to study all the details of the movements of his hands … And I’ll be honest. I also saw a lot of movies.
How did a simple passion, inherited from the grandfather, become a job?
I’ve always lived in contact with art, so it’s a bit like if something of my destiny had already been written. I studied at the Art School of Busto Arsizio and I graduated in Scenography at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera. In those same years I was already working with my first steps in the entertainment world. I did everything, always looking for new experiences and yet they are. Stage technician, editor of news services, director of photography, a runner, but they are, above all, a “animal” to set, it is my natural environment.
It took a lot of patience and determination, but in the end I succeeded. The life of a camera operator is made of great emotions and satisfactions but also of many sacrifices.
Are you currently working on some particular project?
It is a medium- length film entitled Courbet – The canvas of scandal which tells the story of the painter Gustavo Courbet while trying to reach the climax of the artistic scandal through the painting L’Origine du Monde . It is a film born thanks to the collaboration with other professionals in the area: Sandro Soldati is the director and plays the role of the protagonist, Matteo Piazzalunga is the assistant director, Tommaso Terigi is the director of photography and colorist, Chiara Mariani is the make-up artist, Valentina Gussoni is the female protagonist, Alberto Bernasconi the composer and also interprets a character in the short, finally, Andrea Spagnolo is the editor and editor. Then there is me, the camera operator. It is a project that I really care about. We have worked hard, now we are dedicating ourselves to post-production and soon the film will see the light!