Gianni was born and raised in Rome, Italy, he received a M.F.A in Cinematography at the renowned film school – Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia – under the direction of Cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno.
Gianni’s work garnered several awards, including a nomination for the Festival of Cinematography Camerimage 2000. In the same year he was also awarded with a scholarship for the prestigious DOP International Master Class in Budapest. The course was led by Cinematographers Vilmos Zsigmond and Laszo Kovacs.
He has attended numerous international courses with cinematographers Vittorio Storaro, Phedon Papamichael, Billy Williams, Janusz Kaminski.
Over the years Gianni has shot almost everything from feature films – period and contemporary, commercials, TV shows – both scripted and non-scripted, documentary and music video.
His main work characteristics are a strong visual personality and a great capacity to adapt to various and demanding conditions in extreme locations and with different crews from all over the word. He is based in Italy, but he has extended working experience in many countries: U.S.A, Europe, Australia, South America and everywhere in Southeast Asia.
In 2010, Gianni shot the Sistine Chapel in 3D which won the best documentary at the 2012 I3DS CREATIVE ARTS AWARDS and received in 2011 the 3D Academy Award nominations in the documentary category.