Last week I was sent to Kiev by TG1, with foreign desk editor in chief Marina Sapia, to produce and dop the long awaited interview to President Zelensky.
Conditions were not optimal, a lot of pressure, very very short time and a few technical problems with the local tv crew... but we made it.
Being hard news, I couldn't do much on the cinematography side. Anything too strong would have looked inappropriate, so I just opted for placing cameras on the short side, to try to convey a little of the tense, dramatic atmosphere we could breath in the Presidential Palace.
The day before I had the chance to walk around Kiev and visit Bucha and Irpin, where we collected some heartbreaking interviews. Stories will be out on Raiuno, TV7 next week.