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About Me 

Black and white picture of Izabella Pitaniello holding a camera on a shoulder rig.

Hi! My name is Izabella Pitaniello, though I usually go by just Bella. I am a senior at Emerson College and am currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in film. My main focuses in film production lie in editing and makeup.  I also enjoy set design, special effects makeup, and costume styling.  In the of spring 2023, I won an EVVY for "Outstanding Makeup Artistry" for my special effects makeup in a series I worked on called Genre Away. This spring I was nominated three times at the EVVY's, once for "Editing for Nonfiction" and twice for "Outstanding Makeup Artistry." I went on the win another EVVY for "Outstanding Makeup Artistry" for my special effects makeup in Jonas Engle's BA called Thing Beyond.
While at Emerson, I have worked on over 18 different student film sets. I have so far worked as an assistant director, editor, assistant editor, camera operator, costume designer, set designer, hair stylist, makeup artist, and special effects makeup artist. I am part of two film organizations at Emerson. The first is Emerson Independent Video (EIV), and the second is the National Broadcasting Society (NBS). 

When I am not perfecting my major, I am the co-president of Emerson's chapter of Best Buddies. Best Buddies is the world's largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical, and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).  I am also part of the Emerson Green Collective (EGC), Emerson Mystic, and Atlas Magazine. 

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