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Hi, I’m Fernando a film Director and Photographer. I started my career filming breaking news, I began with sport and politic and I ended up being war correspondent from Afghanistan and Libya. At the moment I have a few projects in a different stage of development. If you want to know a bit more about what I do, feel free to navigate through my web site.
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Hi I'm Fernando de Franceschi, film Director and Photographer.
I started my career filming breaking news, mainly Sport and Politics, developing into a war correspondent from Afghanistan and Libya.
My most exhilarating editing experience was in the back seat of a car racing through the night at over 90 miles per hour, trying to avoid the folding of Gaddafi’s army, and delivering the video package (via ftp) in the middle of the desert.
The good thing about breaking news is that you travel for free and in your free time, when and if you have it, you can enjoy the services of luxury hotel.
The downside is that the story you work on has to accommodate what I see and feel, the reporter's angle and the news Director's political line.
A few years ago I realized 2 things:
1. I don’t want to compromise on quality storytelling
2. And that I want to live forever.
That was when I steered my career towards film directing one side and photography into a paid passion on the other.
Directing has always been my dream. I write screenplays too, so in the past I spent most of my free time imagining stories and devising ways to shoot them.
When was finally I commissioned for my first Director gig and stepped on the set for the first time, it felt like I’d been doing it all my life.
What fascinates me about photography is that unlike videos, you tell a story with one click, one shot, - the right one. Whereas video needs seconds, maybe minutes, and hundreds of frames. One against hundreds.
At the moment I have a few film projects at various stages of development, I have launched my photo prints project (check it out at http://fernando-defranceschi.co.uk/#custom1 ) and I am also working with a few photo agencies.
If you are interested in collaborating, find out more and get in touch on my website.
Have a lovely day!