Vincenzo Frattarola operates under the moniker VintageFOTO.
He graduated with a film degree in 2006, in addition to previously studying photography for several years at West Virginia's Shepherd University. After completing his formal education, He began working in television for an NBC affiliate in Maryland, and then for The Discovery Channel at their broadcast center in Virginia.
In 2010, Vincenzo moved to Seattle to pursue more creative work and collaborated on many photo + video projects with artists and musicians including Lotte Kestner, Slow Bird, Alan Stone, The Seattle Rock Orchestra, and Sisters.
Between the creative projects, Vincenzo worked as a freelance shooter/editor for such companies as Amazon, Live Nation, and Bootstrapper Studios before taking a position as a Video Producer for Lively, a Seattle-based tech/creative company.
After 4 years in the Pacific Northwest, Vincenzo relocated back to the east coast in the fall of 2014 before taking on a full-time position as an Interactive Producer in Pennsylvania .
When Vincenzo is not working on a project, he enjoys being active outdoors, reading, listening to records, going to shows, cooking, craft beer/wine, hanging with friends, watching films, and is always looking for a spontaneous adventure.
Filmmaker/Producer/Director/EditorVintageFOTOOctober 2010 - Present
VintageFoto produces high-quality video & photo projects with a classic feel. Projects include mini-docs, profile pieces live musical and theatrical performances, web series, and fashion portraiture.
● Collaborated with local companies (Bootstrapper Studios, Echo Creative, Michael Goude Studios) to produce content for clients including Ignite Seattle, Live Nation, and KPLU 88.5
● Produced, filmed, edited, and directed two episodes of THE TECHNICOLOUR NOISE web series featuring liveperformances by Seattle bands (Lotte Kestner, Sisters) and profile pieces on local creatives
Video ProducerLively LLC, Seattle, WAJanuary 2014 - June 2014
Planning, outlining, execution and editing of video shoots at Lively Lounge and various music venues throughout Seattle, Austin, and Los Angeles. 24-48 hour turnaround from live performance to publishing on Lively mobile app.
● Filmed and edited band/artist performances, interviews, and B-roll for promotional material● Coordinated with artists/bands and venue personnel on filming logistics● Encoded and uploaded completed videos to server, YouTube, and Lively app; file management● Filmed bands playing at Lively Lounge and music venues including Triple Door, The Crocodile, Showbox Market and Sodo, Neumo’s, The Wiltern Theatre (Los Angeles), plus multiple SXSW venues in Austin TX● Worked with broad range of artists including Lil’ Wayne, The Pixies, Phantogram, The Posies, Noah Gundersen, Gary Numan, Christina Perri, Ingrid Michaelson
Photographer (contract)zulily, Seattle, WAMarch 2013 - June 2013Worked with stylists to professionally photograph and present women’s, teen, and children’s apparel and accessories online.● Managed lighting and product setup● Averaged over a hundred product shots per day
Video EditorAmazon, Seattle, WAJuly 2012 - January 2013Primary responsibilities included editing and uploading product videos for Amazon.com’s consumer website.● Edited over 100 product videos daily● Implemented new video file management system, improving organization, communication and product quality
First Assistant CameraTilting At Windmills (35mm Short), Seattle, WAMarch 2011Part of the Seattle International Film Festival's "Fly Filmmaking Challenge". 7 days to write a script. 3 days to shoot. 2,000 feet of Kodak 35mm film. 5 days to edit.● Pulled focus, marked talent, changed lenses/filters on ARRI BL 4
Master Control OperatorDiscovery Communications, Sterling, VAOctober 2007 - October 2010Monitored multiple Discovery networks, including The Travel Channel and BBC America, to ensure quality control.● Checked electronic logs against paper logs for discrepancies on Colossus Control Application● Switched networks between the advance and real-time backup chain for covers● Scheduled covers for networks with discrepancies or errors; replaced promos and commercials on live lists● Retrieved missing media through OUI systemProduction Assistant/Master Control Operator
NBC 25 WHAG, Hagerstown, MDFebruary 2007 - October 2007Operated cameras, cued and ran tapes for live news broadcasts on NBC affiliate stations.● Set up satellite to receive live shots from live truck● Encoded commercials and promos into serverCamera OperatorAnimals of Experience (35mm short), Orlando, FLSeptember 2006Operated ARRICAM Studio and ARRICAM Lite.● Changed and loaded 35mm film magazines
2003 Photography MajorShepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV2006 Associate of Science, FilmFull Sail University, Winter Park, FL
*profile photo by Seth Schaeffer