This project (in Italian "Spicole Di Spugna") was proposed by a group of geology students at the University of Chieti & Pescara, Abruzzo, Italy in honor of the 10th anniversary of the death of the beloved professor and paleontologist Giovanni Pallini (known as Jack). He formed in a very enthusiastic and particular way a generation of geologists who can't be thankful enough to have known him.
42 students with the help of the 3 experts took a geologic field trip in Piobbico (PU) to analyze the geological and paleo-stratigraphic structures of the area and Monte Nerone (where Jack lost his life 10 years ago during a field class with students) to later create educational posters that will be put in the museum "Jack Pallini".
The project was entirely funded by the University of Chieti & Pescara. It had no grade nor it was required to pass any class. The passion that Jack was able to pass along, the love for nature and geology were the solely reasons that made this project a reality with a great impact within students.
I was mainly responsible to shoot a documentary that will be later produced, this is a just a video summary of the field trip. We had a lot of fun and learned how important, fascinating and crucial it is for a geologist to work on the field, especially working in teams. This video was showed for the first time during the "Jack's Day" that took place on October 4, 2013, a full day dedicated to remembering Jack and to paleontology in general.
Shot with Canon 550d
Lenses: Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6, Nikon 35mm f/2.0 + ND & CPL filters
Velbon video tripod and shoulder pad