RENCI People Interview with David Colagiovanni

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Q: You are a video artist with experience producing installations both collaboratively and on your own. Can you summarize your work and your approach to your art?

Q: Who influenced and inspired you?

Q: Tell us about your work at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at UNC Chapel Hill.

Q: You have collaborated with RENCI and used RENCI’s most cutting edge video equipment. Does working with such advanced technologies change your approach to to your work?

Q: As high-quality digital cameras become more affordable and easy to use how do you think this is affecting digital artists and their work?

Q: What does a syllabus for your New Media / Video-Art class look like?

Q: What advice do you have for students and video artists?


David Colagiovanni teaches new media and video-art at UNC Chapel Hill and is the Artist in Residence at the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at UNC Chapel Hill. He holds a master of fine arts from UNC Chapel Hill, a bachelor’s in studio art, sculpture and performance from the University of Maine, and studied painting and drawing at Lorenzo De Medici, Florence, Italy, and at Savannah College of Art and Design.  Colagiovanni’s work spans digital film, 3D design, sculpture, photography and animation, and his experimental videos and installations often combine found and everyday objects with cutting-edge technologies. His work as a solo artist and with artistic collaborators has been featured at exhibitions and galleries across the U.S., including Morehead Planetarium and Lump Gallery in Raleigh. His work at Morehead Planetarium includes using RENCI’s 4K-resolution video camera from RED to explore ways to use super high-definition video on the planetarium’s new digital dome. For more on his work, see and the RENCI story, Seeing RED.