André Costantini is film maker, editor, photographer and musician and has also been known to write and perform. He holds a BFA in photography and painting from Mason Gross School of the Arts. In 1996 André co-formed Goldleaf and Big Daddy a performance duo where he wrote, sang and played the accordion. In 1998 Mr. Costantini photographed the restoration of DaVinci’s “Last Supper” in Milan with Eddie Adams, and was invited to join the Eddie Adam’s Workshop: “Barnstorm” as a staff member and where he currently participates. Mr. Costantini has made several short films and has shot a variety of industrial and commercial work. In the beginning of 2008, he was approached by Doc to Dock an NGO (part of the Clinton Global Initiative) and was commissioned to produce a series of short films in Africa on the organizations work providing much needed medical supplies with a focus on maternal heath care. Later that year André was commissioned by Vincent Laforet to edit “Reverie,” the first film shot with the Canon 5D Mark II. He has created everything from promos and industrials to award winning comedy films. André directed his first documentary feature film shot entirely in Brazil about Bahian artist Bel Borba. He then went on to develop a pilot for a childrens TV show featuring the Rockdoves. Currently, he is working on several new projects exploring contemporary documentary photography, and an ongoing “Phototainment” series of programming in conjunction with Tamron. In addition, he teaches film and photography seminars at professional schools around the United States.
André Costantini discusses what came to define his eclectic style over 20 years covering various documentary and commercial assignments. He reveals his unique approach to photographing his subjects and how it translates into creating impactful images and film, including his only real rule in image making. Watch his presentation and subscribe to our YouTube channel to see all of our new videos!
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