South Sudan, 2017

Alessandro is an Italian cameraman and producer based in Dubai who regularly works for the PBS Newshour in the Middle East and Africa. He has over thirteen years experience in current affairs and documentary programming covering major conflicts and humanitarian crises around the world.

To get in touch follow Ale on Twitter and Instagram, or email at alessandropavone@gmail.com

WORK

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BIO and EQUIPMENT

Based in Kabul and then in Istanbul from 2011 to 2015, Alessandro has filmed conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. From 2011-2013, he was on the frontline for NATO's news desk in Afghanistan. Highlights included exclusive access to the Afghan Army to cover night raids by special forces, this story was featured on Al Jazeera News' special coverage. Beyond the Middle East and Afghanistan, Alessandro has also covered recent terror attacks in Paris and Brussels, climate change in Greenland and in Somalia. In 2017 he filmed and produced for the PBS NewsHour a series of news feature stories funded by the Pulitzer Center on ethnic violence in South Sudan.

Alessandro was also part of the PBS Newshour team to receive the 2017 Overseas Press Club citation (honourable mention) in the Edward R. Murrow Award for their "The Fight for Iraq" series. For the past four years Ale has focused on the international migration crisis covering stories in Iraq, Turkey, Greece, Italy, the Balkans and Germany. His 2016 three-part documentary series for the New York Times Italy Overwhelmed follows three Italians who refuse to give up trying to help the migrants, seeing the humanity in their plight.

Beyond his current collaboration with PBS, Ale works regularly for CNN and BBC, and his work has appeared on Al Jazeera, VICE on HBO and ABC Australia among others. On top of his broadcast work, his portfolio includes managing media projects for UN agencies and various NGOs throughout Asia and Africa.

All his equipment is available for rental:

  • Cameras: Canon EOS C300 mark II, Sony A7S mark II w/ EF Metabones, GoPro - HERO4 Black 4K Ultra HD Camera.
  • Full set of prime and zoom cine lenses.
  • DJI Mavic Pro Camera Drone and Zhiyun-Tech Crane v2 handheld gimbal stabilizer. 
  • Lightning kit for interviews and 2X Sennheiser radio mic kits.

PRESS

Newsshooter | Filming major conflicts and humanitarian crises around the world

PBS | Column: Here’s what I learned from 3 years reporting in Iraq

Vanity Fair Italia | Cervellini in fuga