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FEDERICO BOCCANERA

Via Guasino 6, Osimo (AN) Italy

Birthday: May 30, 1964

Italian – married – one daughter

federicoboccanera@gmail.com

PROFILE

Sound engineer specialized in digital audio restoration with cross-functional expertise in archival preservation, mastering, cinematographic, phonographic and magnetophonic digitalization

More than 26 years of experience in the broadcast and recording industry:

TV – RADIO – CINEMA – RECORD LABELS – PRODUCTION, RECORDING

& DUBBING STUDIOS – PUBLIC & EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS 

RECENT EXPERIENCE:

LASER SCANNING AND DIGITAL PRESERVATION & RESTORATION OF CINEMATOGRAPHIC  OPTICAL  &  MAGNETIC  SOUNDTRACKS

2007 – 2011: Digital Audio Restoration Chief Engineer at ARCHIVO FILMICO CINEMATECA NACIONAL, Ministerio de La Cultura, Caracas, Venezuela

http://www.cinemateca.gob.ve/fcn/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9&Itemid=8

Digitizing and restoration of more than fifty ancient films belonging to Venezuela’s National Film Archive (16 and 35 mm variable area and 16 magnetic).

Optical soundtracks digitizing by laser scanning using SoundDirect by LASER INTERFACE

http://www.laserinterface.com/content.html

Film transport and magnetic reproduction by MWA MB51

Restoration by CEDAR CAMBRIDGE workstation with V5 software

http://www.cedar-audio.com/

Additional editing and mastering by STEINBERG WAVELAB 6

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FROM 1999 FREELANCE RESTORATION ENGINEER IN SEVERAL DIGITIZATION AND RESTORATION PROJECTS THAT COMPRISES THE FOLLOWING FORMATS AND EQUIPMENT:

  • Stereophonic & monophonic microgroove records (vinyl LP’s)
  • 78 RPM records (Commercial and Transcription discs, 10 to 16 inchers, horizontal modulation, in shellac, vinyl and aluminum-lacquer)
  • Magnetophonic restoration: 1/4” Open reel tape and Cassettes
  • EMT, KAB, Technics and SME turntables/tonearms, EMT and Stanton pickups, Studer, Ampex, Revox, Tascam and Nakamichi tape decks, KAB and FM Acoustics preamplifiers
  • Digital audio hardware from Sony, Panasonic, Studer, HHB, Apogee, Focusrite, RME, Weiss, TC Electronic, Lexicon, Digidesign, Mackie, Lynx and Cedar
  • Cedar for Windows, Cedar Cambridge, Steinberg Wavelab, Adobe Audition and Sony Sound Forge audio softwares.

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SKILLS: Good knowledge of Word & Excel, fluent in Spanish and Italian, basic ability to speak & writing in English, understanding & speaking in Portuguese.

EDUCATION:

1981 to 1984: Electronic Engineering in Universitá degli Studi, Ancona, Italy and Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, Venezuela.

1981: High School Diploma, Colegio La Salle – La Colina, Caracas, Venezuela.