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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Addictions - directed by Giovanni Bucci

Addictions official page:

This video is about addictions, mainly to technology, but it’s open to various interpretations.

Years ago the idea behind technology was to give people more free time from work and give us a better life. So nowadays, with the possibility for the majority of people to have access to electronics and hi tech, is it true that we have more spare time and a better quality of life? Or have we become addicted to the technology that surrounds us everyday and it has suck us into it? But humans get addicted really easily to a lot of things in life and this video is also a metaphor about addictions in general, about being manipulated without even realizing it or without reacting.

This is an audio/visual project where sound and images were developed synchronically from the beginning and where one was guide to the other and vice-versa until final completion.

In order to do this, for director Giovanni Bucci was very important to be involved with writing the track together with sound designer/music producer Marco Morano.

The team came up with the concept and started researching music and visuals that would suit the mood and atmosphere they wanted for the video, experimenting with sound, graphic styles and techniques.

To produce this project many different disciplines and elements were used: green screen, stop motion animation, filming with macro, editing, motion graphics, visual effects, styling, make up, sound design.


Directed by
Giovanni Bucci

Filmed and Edited by
Giovanni Bucci

Design & Animation
Giovanni Bucci, Paola Rocchetti

Styling & Make Up
Paola Rocchetti

Filmed at Strani Rumori Studio

Audio Design & Music Production by Marco Morano
Written by Giovanni Bucci and Marco Morano
c 2011 Hoxtonlab and Giovanni Bucci Ltd
p 2011 Hoxtonlab and Giovanni Bucci Ltd

Links to artists’s personal website
Giovanni Bucci:
Paola Rocchetti:
Marco Morano:


LAMA - Los Angeles Movie Awards - 2011
Los Angeles, US
Category: Music Video
Winner: Award of Excellence and Best Costume Design

4th Annual Zero Film Festival - 2011
New York, US
Official Selection

UK Film Festival - 2012
London, UK

NXNE - North by Northeast Festivals and Conference - 2012
Toronto, Canada

New York International Film Festival in LA - 2011
Sherman Oaks, US

3rd Annual New Media FIlm Festival - 2011
San Francisco Bay Area, US
Official Selection

Shockfest Film Festival of Hollywood - 2011
Los Angeles, US
Official Selection - Opening Nightmare Screening

X FEST Film Festival - 2011
Cape Town, South Africa

Bideodromo - 2011
Bilbao, Spain

Kinofest - 2011
Bucharest, Romania
Competitive Micromovie

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