After graduating in International Law at Naples University, attends cinematography class at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (Experimental film centre or Italian National film school), in Rome. His career as photographer starts in 1993: in 1999 Studio d’Arte Memoli in Milan publishes the first catalogue of his photographic collected works. The debut as professional cinematographer is in 2003 with Maurizio Fiume's full feature E io ti seguo (I will follow you), selected atMontreal World Film Festival. Amongst the other major credits since 2003, the collaboration with the Italian film director Vincenzo Marra, with three documentaries (Pasaggio a Sud, L’udienza è aperta, Il grande progetto) and the 2004 fictional full feature movie Vento di terra (Earth Wind), awarded at 61st Venice Film Festivalby Fipresci as most innovative movie. Amura’s cinematography of Vento di Terra has been awarded with Giuseppe Rotunno award. With film Oscar winner director Paolo Sorrentino, Amura works at the TV version of Eduardo De Filippo’s drama Sabato, domenica e lunedì, the short movie La notte lunga and the documentary La primavera del 2002. L’Italia protesta. L’Italia si ferma. In 2004 Amura works with Luca Guadagnino at Cuoco contadino (Farmer chef), and the following year for the full feature movie Melissa P. In 2005 he works at Nessun messaggio in segreteria by Paolo Genovese and Luca Miniero. With Luca Miniero Amura also shoot several advertising spots. In 2007 he works at Saverio Costanzo’s movie In memoria di me (in memory of me), for whose cinematography Amura is once again awarded with Giuseppe Rotunno award, and nominated for Ciak d’oro award. In 2010 Amura works on Sabina Guzzanti’s documentary Draquila, Alessandro Aronadio’s Due vite per caso (One life, maybe two), and Paola Randi’s Into paradiso. The list of collaboration with Italian film directors also includes Nina Di Maio,Volfango De Biasi, Serafino Murri. As a film director in 2003 Amura shot Racconto di guerra (A War’s tale), a short movie set in Sarajevo during the Balkan war. The short movie has been awarded with David di Donatello for best short movie in 2003 and Ciak d'oro for best short movie in 2004. Since 2007 Amura is working at a photographic live-performance project, StopEmotion, now developed by Emoticron s.r.l. as Phlay, an app to live-edit real time videos from sequences of pictures played on music.