Dutch-Italian Giovanni Bucci, born in 1981, is an award winning director/motion designer living between Los Angeles and London.
Since graduating at IED (European Institute of Design in Rome) in 2005 he has worked for high end clients like Red Bull, MTV, BBC, Nike, Warner Bros, Sony, Columbia Records and BMW to name a few. He has also collaborated for acclaimed companies such as Saatchi & Saatchi, AKQA, Prologue Films, yU+co, The Mill and Publicis.
Giovanni’s experience includes music videos, commercials, TV promos, identities and title sequences for films and his work has been featured by industry magazines and web sites: Computer Arts, Stash, Idn, Motiongraphics, Televisual, Ventilate among others.
Giovanni’s range of skills includes concept, design, direction, shooting, animation and editing. His knowledge enables him to fill multiple roles - whether leading on a project as art director, carrying out complete projects independently or working as part of a team.
Giovanni learned to play several instruments from an early age, later embarking on alternative, rock and electronic music projects which have significantly influenced his approach to video. Sound is crucial in his work and Giovanni dedicates considerable attention and research into the seamless integration of sound with visuals in a dynamic and detailed way.
Giovanni has evolved his own unique way of treating still images in video. Using a single still painting or photograph, he can bring a story to life with various techniques such as animation in 3D space, cinematographic camera movements, depth of field, cinema look and the addition of real footage.
Giovanni thrives on projects where he can apply his knowledge and expertise across several roles taking on the responsibilities of director, editor and motion designer in a personal and productive way. This makes for an effective cohesion of ideas from concept through to final product. Where specific skills are required (3D specialist, illustrator, sound, stylist, etc.) he has a wide network of professionals whom he can call upon when necessary.