Dutch-Italian Giovanni Bucci is an award-winning director / creative director and motion designer based in Los Angeles.

With 15 years of industry experience, his skills range from concept, direction, design, animation, to editing and compositing for commercials, music videos, promos, title sequences and more. Gio’s understanding of the entire production process enables him to brainstorm different innovative ideas with the most successful outcome in mind.

He’s worked for many high-end clients including: Red Bull, MTV, Netflix, FX, Nike, Warner Bros, Sony, Columbia Records, BMW and more. Bucci has also collaborated with acclaimed companies such as: Saatchi & Saatchi, Psyop, Framestore, Prologue Films, yU+co, The Mill, and Publicis. Giovanni’s work has been featured in industry magazines and websites including: Rolling Stone, Computer Arts, Stash, Idn, Post Magazine and many others.

Gio directed two Korn music videos (Never Never and Love & Meth), which have won several awards. He’s directed and designed Idents for MTV and Red Bull, and worked as motion designer on film titles including Star Trek: Beyond, Pacific Rim Uprising, RoboCop (2014), along with many others. He’s worked with industry professionals including Kyle Cooper, Danny Yount and Garson Yu, some of the most prominent artists in film titles today.

In 2011, his film project Addictions was selected as a Vimeo Staff pick. It won various awards and has been screened at numerous festivals all over the world.

Gio learned to play several instruments early on. He later embarked on alternative, rock and electronic music projects, which have significantly influenced his approach to video.

Sound is a crucial element to his work, and he dedicates considerable attention to the seamless integration of dynamic sound and visuals. Giovanni’s love of music led him to embark on the full-scale music project ODDKO.

 

AWARDS

 

  • American Movie Awards – 2014
    Best Music Video (for Korn – Love & Meth music video)

 

  • UK Film Festival – 2014
    Best Music Video (for Korn – Never Never music video)

 

  • Canada International Film Festival – 2015
    Best Music Video (for Korn – Never Never music video)

 

  • Telly Award – 2014
    Music Video – Silver (for Korn – Never Never music video)

 

  • Amsterdam Film Festival – 2014
    Winner of World Cinema: Music Video (for Korn – Never Never music video)

 

  • American Movie Awards – 2014
    Best Production Design / Art Direction (for Korn – Never Never music video)

 

  • NYLA International Film Festival – 2014
    Best Music Video (for Korn – Never Never music video)

 

  • Williamsburg International Film Festival (WILLiFEST) – 2014
    Best International Music Video (for Korn – Never Never music video)

 

  • BassAwards
    Winner Best Videoclip Bronze (for Korn – Never Never music video)

 

  • Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood – 2014
    Best Music Video (for Korn – Never Never music video)

 

  • Las Vegas Film Festival – 2012
    Winner: Golden Ace Award (for the project Addictions)

 

  • LAMA – Los Angeles Movie Awards – 2011
    Winner: Award of Excellence and Best Costume Design (for the project Addictions)

 

  • Los Angeles International Underground Film Festival
    Best Music Video (for Korn – Never Never music video)

 

  • BMVA – Berlin Music Video Awards – 2014
    Nomination: best VFX (for Korn – Never Never music video)

 

  • Loudwire Music Awards
    Nomination for best “Rock Video of the Year” (for Korn – Never Never music video)

 

SCREENINGS:

 

  • Raindance Film Festival – 2014 London, UK
    Official Selection

 

  • Zero Film Festival – 2011 New York, US
    Official Selection

 

  • Pause Fest – 2012 Melbourne, Australia
    Screening

 

  • UK Film Festival – 2012 London, UK
    Official Selection

 

  • Resfest – 2007 Tourin, Italy
    Official Selection

 

  • NXNE – North by Northeast Festivals and Conference – 2012 Toronto, Canada
    Official Selection

 

  • New York International Film Festival in LA – 2011 Sherman Oaks, US
    Official Selection

 

  • 3rd Annual New Media Film Festival – 2011 San Francisco Bay Area, US
    Official Selection

 

  • Shockfest Film Festival of Hollywood – 2011  Los Angeles, US
    Official Selection – Opening Nightmare Screening

 

  • X FEST Film Festival – 2011 Cape Town, South Africa
    Official Selection

 

  • Bideodromo – 2011 Bilbao, Spain
    Official Selection

 

  • Kinofest – 2011 Bucharest, Romania
    Official Selection

 

  • Prix Ars Electronica – 2012 Linz, Austria
    Official Selection

 

  • IMF – International Motion Festival – 2012 Nicosia, Cyprus
    Official Selection

 

  • Visioneca – Festival of Experimental Film – 2012 Freshwater, Isle Of Wight, UK
    Official Selection

 

  • ECU’ – The European Independent Film Festival – 2012 Paris, France
    Category: Featured, Music Video
    Official Selection

 

  • 8th Cologne International Videoart Festival – 2012 Cologne, Germany
    Official Selection

 

  • Festival Internacional de Videoarte – 2012 Madrid, Spain
    Official Selection

 

  • Ex Teresa Arte Actual -Museum of experimenta Art -2012 Mexico City, Mexico
    Screening

 

  • FIVA II – Festival Internacional de Video Arte – 2012 Buenos Aires, Brazil
    Official Selection

 

Web and print publications:

 

  • The Rolling Stone
  • Stash – issue 88
  • Computer Arts – N.177 / N. 163
  • Idn
  • MTV Hive
  • Digital Arts
  • Studio Daily
  • The Reel – May 2010
  • Post Magazine
  • CGW
  • Promo News
  • Ventilate
  • 3D Artisan – issue 165
  • Markee Mag
  • Beware
  • Motion TV
  • Design Finder
  • Motiongraphics
  • Scaryideas
  • Motion Served
  • The Inspiration Room
  • Sky News
  • Unmask
  • Digital Producer
  • Everything Visual
  • Televisual – Sept. 2011 / June 2010
  • Beautiful Decay
  • FTW
  • Trendshow
  • Wow Effect
  • 40 Fakes