Italian Cinema from Venice to Manila, an Italian film festival featuring selections of movies from the Venice International Film Festival, recently conducted a seminar-workshop headlined by award-winning Italian soundtrack and score composer Franco Eco.
Eco, who shared the composition and significance of music in films among young student-artists at the School of Design and Arts Cinema of De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde, claimed, “Music is a universal language; it explains itself.”
His talent and versatility have left a mark in renowned movies, musical plays and documentaries including the project on the sanctification of Pope Giovanni XXIII and Pope Giovanni Paolo II produced by Vatican TV and SKY.
The series of masterclasses likewise featured cinematographer Davide Mancori, who discussed the direction of photography in the art and craft of being the author of film images; and filmmaker Paolo Bertola, who lectured on the inclusion of special effects on small-scale productions.
The event was presented by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines, the Philippine Italian Association and the Film Development Council of the Philippines.