Germano Saracco is an award-winning Cinematographer, both in film and ahead of the curve in Digital Technology, with EU Passport (Italy) and American citizenship. His training, background and experience are equally international in scope. His education in the art of film-making began with a full scholarship to the Istituto Scienze Cinematografiche in Florence, Italy. Next, he enrolled in the Program of Film-Making Techniques at the London International Film School. Germano then moved to the United States and enrolled in the Intensive Film-Making Program at New York University; and ultimately at the University of Miami for a Bachelors degree in Motion Pictures with a minor in Graphic Design and Art Photography. At the U of M he won Best Cinematographer for the film “My Soul To Take” at the school’s 10th annual “Canes Film Festival.”

Germano’s personal mentors included cinema greats Bruce Logan, A.S.C. Mauro Fiore, A.S.C. David Stump A.S.C. and Michael Goi A.S.C. in Los Angeles, but he has had the privilege of working with Directors throughout Europe, North and South America. Germano is a member of the International Cinematographers Guild, Local 600. Experience Roster. He was Inducted into the prestigious A.I.C., Association of Italian Cinematographers and Imago, the European Federation of Cinematographers in May 2006.

A specialist in melding light, color and texture. Experienced in Optical as well as Digital Intermediate. Germano devises his own style and is comfortable operating his own camera on land or in the air. His aerial cinematography demonstrates the same sensitivity and subtleties to his subject, whether for a feature film, film for TV, commercial, music video, documentary. He is recognized for his creatively eclectic style, passion for perfection and global vision. Winner of the International Social Commitment award at the Accademia Belle Arti A Venezia in 2010 as the cinematographer on the feature film “Hopeful Notes.” Winner of a Gold Condor Award in advertising. Recipient of the Best Cinematic Achievement Award at the Atlantic City Film Festival of 2003 for best short film “Eve’s Dropping In” which was also honored at the Telluride Indy Film Festival. Germano was selected by Mr. Michael Brown of Kodak, and Mr. Vincent Hogan of Cineworks to test all of Kodak’s film emulsions. Where the different types of film were taken through; Normal Process, Bleach by Pass and Cross Process.

Germano is trilingual (English, Italian and Spanish) and resides in Los Angeles, California.

 

 FEATURES CINEMATOGRAPHER

S i l v e r  C a s e – Unit Cinematographer – S a t y r i c o n   P i c t u r e s *** Director Christian Filipella

Hopeful Notes- Feature  ***  Red Future Entertainment

Columbus Day-Feature Second Unit   *** Bert Marcus Productions.  Starring Val Kilmer

Magic – Feature  Second Unit   *** Sun Lion Films Director Robert Davi

The Dukes-Feature Second Unit  ***  Doo Wop Productions.  Robert Davi, Director

The Minis-Feature Second Unit *** High Concept Productions

Virtually Yours (aerials)  ***  Pico Productions

Scorpion (Il Buratinaio)-Feature Second Unit ***   P.A.C. International Rome Italy

Red Wind-Feature  Second Unit *** MCA/Universal Home Video

Iron Boys -Second Unit *** Fabrizio de Angelis

Cruel Jaws – Second Unit *** Europe Communications

Compuesta y Sin Novio-TV Series *** Antena 3 Television

Caribbean 1623 (aerials)    *** Lamberto Baba    

The Boy in the Golden Kimono-Film    ***  Fulvia Film

The Black Christ of Portobello  ***   A.A.C. Productions

F.O.X. (Florida Overland Expressway)    ***  Backstreet Productions

Carnival Cruises “Inspiration & Destiny”-Promo     *** Burt Dubois Productions

It Took a Thief to Stop a Thief ***  Randy Grinter, Director 

 

TELEVISION 

Monster Bug Wars – Discovery Channel. Director Ian Stevenson 

America’s Most Wanted – Several Episodes *** 20th Century Fox Television

Conversations With Cass – Interview Series *  Starz Network

Cass Warner, Director. Featuring Matthew McConaughey and Giovanni Ribisi

Speaking with the Vaticano ***   Andrei Zinca, Director. 

Primetime Live   ***    ABC News

Miami Sands-100 One-Hour Episodes     ***  Dolphin Entertainment Director Andrei Zinca.

One Day in the Life of Emerson Fittipaldi    ***  Seven Seas International

 

SHORTS

Claws – Feature Pilot *** Director Sean Francis Ellis

What Goes Around     ***   Wild Card Productions Director Anurag Metha

Eve’s Dropping In *** S&Q Films Inc. Director Miguel Velez

 

COMMERCIALS

Carrera Sunglasses, Revlon’s Nautica, Crest Tooth Paste, Champion Spark Plugs, Juke Box Network, PSA Blind Baseball, Multifilter Sun Lotion, Estrella Insurance, Belmont Cigarettes, Delial Suntan Lotion, Montgomery Ward, Don Pedro Domenecq, Dannon Yogurt, Net Financial Network, Alissa Ashley, Bank of Colombia, Versace, Kodak, Satellite Dish Telemobile, Ace Hardware, Gran Ahorrar, American Airlines, Sky Angel Domain, Access Plus Telemobile, Citrix VW, Ladysan P&G, Twix, M&M, Mars, Sterling Trucks, Truly Nolen, Orange, Pizza Hut, Pepsi, Segafredo, Lestoil, Pioneer, Crevani, Mazola, Bata Shoes, Pego Lamps, J. Byrons, Gatorade, Hilti Tools, NTW, Sears, Windmere, Marshalls, Kraft, Esso, Manicero, Anchor, Naturino, Burger King, NCF Ecuador, Actron Bayer, Sandals, Sol Air, Western Star, Duggans, Mercantil, Ajax (Swiss), Apollo, Honda, Coca Cola, Marlboro, Wella Shampoo, Sercio Tacchini, Payless Shoes, Covergirl, RC Cola, Colgate, Mega Music, Telecard, 7-News Promos, First Union Bank, Kodak Ecuador, Lotto Ecuador, Maltin Polar, Ambrossoli, Rinso, Aethra Telecom, MCI, Filan Banco, Tess P&G, Com Cel, Samy, Sony, KIA, Porta 

 

MUSIC VIDEOS

Enrique Iglesias   ***  “Solo En Ti”  ***    “Only You”

Raul Di Blasio ***  “Moon Over Paris”

Carlos Vives ***  “La Tierra Del Olivio”    ***  “Maite”

Julio Iglesias   ***   “Baila Morena”

Thalia ***   “Amandote”

Bee Gees ***   “Paying the Price of Love”

Biagio Antonacci  ***  “Liberatemi”   ***   “Sono Come Te”

Inner Circle ***  “Black Rose” 

 

CAMERA OPERATOR

Smokin’ Aces-Feature      ***     Working Title Films – Universal Studios

Women’s Murder Club-TV Series  ****  20th Century Fox Productions 

Natale a Miami-Featuru=e *** Filmauro

The Price-Mini-Series ***   Telepictures Productions

Turnberry Isle Yacht and Country Club-Promo       *** Coronado Productions

NFL Hit Parade      ***    NFL Productions

Extralarge II – TV Series      ***    Ricky Sacco Productions – Smile Prod. Rome

  

COUNTRIES WORKED AND TRAVELED

Italy, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, England, Denmark, France, Belgium, Sweden, U.S.A., Fiji, Thailand, Entire Caribbean, Argentina, Central and South America. 

 

SKILLS

Aerial Cinematographer, 3D, IMAX, High Speed, Film, HD All Formats, 5k, 4k, 2k Digital Cinematography, Optical and Digital Intermediate, Green Screen EFX, 

Member: International Cinematographer’s Guild 600 / Experience Roster – in Good Standing

A.I.C. Association of Italian Cinematographers

IMAGO European Federation of Cinematographers

S.O.C. Society of Operating Cameraman

CSATF Motion Picture and TV Industry Current Safety Passport

EU Passport / Italy – American Citizenship 

Certified: Kodak Euro-Pro Passport