Cinematographer: Mattia Palombi

Posted by Justin Jackola


Lost and Found




Mattia Palombi

A Cinematographer or director of photography (sometimes shortened to DP or DOP) is the chief over the camera crews working on a film, television production or other live action piece and is responsible for making artistic and technical decisions related to the image.

Hi everyone and thanks for checking out this weeks Exposing The Crew short film!

What happens when you challenge a group of filmmakers to make a simple short film about literal, physical bench? You get to see the notable work of this week’s highlighted cinematographer, Mattia Palombi, in this weeks highlighted short film Lost and Found.

The Bench Project is a SAG-AFTRA production created and produced by Steven Bidwell and Chappetto Square Productions.

“Different crews were assembled in an effort to make each project distinct, and to provide opportunities for a variety of up-and-coming crew and talent.” (

The challenge here, for our highlighted cinematographer Mattia Palombi, was to take a simple short film and make it visually un-simple. We’re excited to say that Mr. Palombi used his framing skills, use of foreground objects, and shallow depth of field to create a visually entertaining series of shots.

The shot at 3:38 was my favorite: Great framing around the ladies, perfect use of their heads as foreground, and a super shallow depth of field to draw your attention to the letter.

Thank you Mattia Palombi for helping create such a unique short film for our viewers this week. You can see his other work here:

We’d also like to thank Oriana Oppice, for submitting and her directorial contribution to this project.

Thank you for watching this week’s Exposing the Crew “EXPOSED” short film!

See You Next Tuesday,

Justin Jackola (Director at JJack Productions)