Sunday, December 19, 2010

FADING BORDERS


The last month has been super busy.  Now I’m involved in this huge project called FADING BORDERS.



We were doing the preproduction of it, organizing everything and checking every single detail because it is complicated due to the places where we are going through.

We started this project because of them (Mathieu and Patricio) and they show us their dream; now we are driving the same dream.

This is our story:

            Mathieu de Genot and Patricio Aguirre have one dream: to go back home. To go back to Quito, Ecuador.

They want to make a trip to the south of the continent and rediscover its essence.

No better way to do it than to drive.

A trip of this magnitude involves a three-month journey through the entire continent, discovering the process of change through 10 different countries.

What better way to do it that with a car whose legacy is timeless?
Since Mathieu was a child, he has seen Mercedes as the standard for the best car. His childhood dream was for his first car to be a Mercedes. After three years of searching, he finally achieved it and now, together with Patricio, they have both decided to accomplish their adult dream:
To drive their childhood dream car back home.

This trip is going to take them through indescribable scenarios, unforgettable places that link this continent together. There was no other choice for us as filmmakers than to follow them in this trip and capture this dream as it unfolds.

We'll go explore with them the link between New York and Quito and discover the life that unifies this continent as a whole.


The director of this amazing project is Nicolás Cuellar, an astounding director and editor, full of energy and creativity. 
The Producer is Marina Nacamuli, a very hard worker that is handling with this complicated project; press kit, press release, business plan… she is doing a brilliant job.
I’m Director of Photography and first camera unit.

If you want to know the rest of the crew, please click here.


This is a beautiful story. Let’s make this happen, follow us and support us; spread  the word.


10 different countries, one dream.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Pretty Delicious




Working for Pretty Delicious. This lovely food TVshow where everything is possible… there are no limits… everything that you can imagine about food… WE HAVE IT… and it’s pretty delicious.
The host of this amazing adventure is Candice Kumai.
 In her own words
 Her mission is to help all of us ‘get real with our foods again’.
Through farm to table initiatives and going back to the soil, an understanding of where our food comes helps us all take better care of ourselves.
Pretty Delicious is a fun (and stylish!) call to action, teaching you how to nurture yourself and your family with recipes that get back to basics of cooking, just as Grandma did!
Candice studied at Le Cordon Bleu, California School of Culinary Arts, cooked on the line at Roys and VIP Events at the Ritz-Carlton- Laguna Niguel.
She was a favorite to entertain and feed celebs in the Hamptons and Hollywood Hills and has sliced and diced alongside Wolfgang Puck for Wolfgang Puck Cookware at HSN.
She’s worked as a TV Host and Culinary Guest Expert at HSN, TLC, Lifetime, Cooking Channel, Extra, CBS Early Show.
She has been featured in People Magazine, Teen Vogue, Life and Style Magazine, 944 Magazine, the Boston Herald, Variety and Riviera Magazine.

For more on Candice’s Press and info about the show, click here


















Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Now Forager



During 6 weeks we shot, Now Forager. In words of the director


Now, Forager is a feature-length narrative currently being shot on HD around the New York City area.

The story follows a husband and wife who earn a meager living by hunting wild mushrooms. During the warm months, Lucien and Regina gather a diverse bounty of edible fungi from area woodlands and then go door-to-door selling them to upscale restaurants. When winter comes, and mushrooms go into dormancy, the couple must find temporary work as kitchen laborers to make ends meet. They constantly struggle to get by, dependent on variables of rainfall and temperature--living without the protection of any safety net.

We're collaborating with local chefs, restaurants, and wild foods experts (including members of the New York Mycological Society) to create a movie that pays realistic tribute to "the back of the house"--people who work in kitchens and those who work bringing food to the table for others.

The story takes place over the course of a year so that the audience experiences how the changes of season can have dramatic impacts on the lives of people whose livelihoods largely depend on forces outside their control. A prolonged summer drought or an early autumn frost can cost a forager a significant portion of a year's earnings.

One of Now, Forager's greatest production values comes from the exceptional beauty of diverse mushroom species growing in the wild--from the delicate but deadly Destroying Angel (Amanita bisporigera) to the glowingly edible Chicken-of-the-Woods (Laetiporus sulphureous) to the elusive spring morel (Morchella esculenta). 


That was about the story. I  had the opportunity to work with an amazing crew. Every single one was professional and we respect each other. It was hard but worth it. Long days working in so many different kitchens… However we had a lot of fun.

Thank’s to Julia and Jason (directors) to trust me and to help me when I needed it, I want to see more people like them, serious and professional, non rush, non stop. Thanks to John Nastasi (DP) because he is an amazing person and excellent professional that listened to me when I had some stupid things to say :P. I learned a lot working with him.  I don’t want to be boring writing more names but I can say, thanks to all of you that worked in this movie… you are amazing guys. I hope we can see each other very soon… working or having beers… who knows?


Upstate NY, New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Stated Island, New Jersey… so many and different places that I can’t remember all of them.


The movie, I promise, it’s going to be beautiful; the story it’s amazing. Be aware to check it on the theaters or just check it on the website.







  

Monday, December 6, 2010

A collection

 














I know I didn’t write in the last… 3 months almost.

A lot of things were coming on.

I’ve been part of a project called “A collection”, a theater play. I was shooting from the beginning, the rehearsals, meetings, discussions, fights… but everything ended up very professional. The 4 performances that they had around NYC, were completely different and I was funny to be able to see the evolution of this play. Now I can say that I know all the characters.

The Director of the play is editing the footage so we will see a cut very soon.

By now we can see some of the pictures. These are from the las performance.

The play was Directed by Ambra Tonini. Directed by Marina Nacamuli

Check it out.
Great experience, great team

 If you want to watch more click on the link below.



Sunday, October 3, 2010

Edrino the Don New video....

Working with Edrino the Don... doing basically everything... Directing, shooting, sound.... but I hope the result is good hehehe....

Edrino the Don video


This is a still frame that I selected from the footage to prepare the begining of the video.

Friday, September 24, 2010

30 000 Visits in my flickr!!!!

Thank you all to visit my flickr... go for 40 000!!!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

September 11


September 11 is a weird day in NYC.
I've been shooting a documentary in Brooklyn, very close to Fulton Station. There were a block party with more than 900 motorbikes... I didn't undestand because Sep 11 is not a day to celebrate parties... but I had so much fun... there were a lot of Americans and "Puerto Riqueños" with super cool bikes... making a lot of noise and having fun... that was one thing, the other thing was the singer that I was working with... he is very nice guy and he was rapping on the street for the documentary... now we are working on the post production of the movie

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Cinematographer vs stupidity

Here we go!!!!
the same thing day after day.... why if you think that this camera is great for a feature film don't you do it alone, with out DP, no camera assitant, no gaffer... nothing? maybe because you need a PROFESSioNAL always behind, to fix the footage that you want to shoot with this amazing camera!!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Walking on central park....4 moths ago

I took this picture when my parents came to New York. We were walking around enjoying the sun and we took some pictures around central park. I completely forgot that I had this picture in my computer.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Voltereta

Here we can see the making of and the Delincuentes' music video I hope you enjoy it as I did.
In memorial of Firasz Akkach.



Monday, August 9, 2010

Alice

I was taking these pictures for a Corean model. We were in Dumbo... nice place by the way.
I'm just too tired to comment the work that I was doing. Sorry about that.

Alice

Alice

Alice


for the rest of the pictures click on the link below.

Alice pictures

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Polaroid... The Impossible Project

The other day I've been with Marina in the "The Impossible Project" store in NY.
It was kind of unbelievable... in the "border" between Soho and chinatown there is this small building and on the 5º floor... the most crazy thing that you can imagine... the polaroid world... the paradise for Polaroid photographers... and there it was... the last and new film for our old Polaroid cameras. So now we can clean them and get them ready for party...

We decided to open a group in facebook beacuse we think that this is a very important event.

Facebook group

By the way this is what she wrote on her blog.


I heart about this website couple of months ago... But didn't really believe it... Today I went through it, and I'm SO happy! THEY ARE BACK!


Andre Bosman (ex-employee of Polaroid) & Florian Kaps (International Lomography Association) decided to bring the polaroid back to life.


With some of their private investor's money, they bought the rests of the polaroid machines in Holland.


We can now make use of it and PHOTOGRAPH!... Because there is no better film, for me, then our old and dearest --- POLAROIDS.

Here you have the link for her blog


Website: The IMPOSSIBLE Project

Friday, August 6, 2010

Music Video

Something happened with the other video that I uploaded so here u have again the video with sync.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

talking about Huge movies

As bigger as better


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Boat

The Boat

The director of "The Boat" is Loabsang T.Choephel

He trusted me as DP from the beginning, first of all because we didn't have enough time to speak about the proyect, so we had to trust and work together like brothers (I have to say that Sara Leal has been a key stone in this proyect and we were working really hard everyday...Im talking about the 3 of us but everyone on the crew were working really hard and each of them did and amazing job).

Secondly because the first day that we met to speak about the proyect he looked in to my eyes and he said: -We have to make this happen.
So I said yes!!! I'm in.

The Boat

The first thing that surprised me about him, was the honest way that he has to speak with the crew about the proyect. He explained scene by scene with his heart. The story is hard and beautiful at the same time. Feelings, honesty, truth... there are a lot of human characteristics with potential in this movie and I hope that you can feel then on the movie. We are not going to be able to watch it before August 18 but now you can check some pictures that we were talking around the set.
I hope you like them.... enjoy it!!!!

The Boat

If you want to see all the pictures click on the link below

Lobsang -The Boat-

Saturday, July 24, 2010

A couple of moths ago... shooting in "El Palacio de los Serrano"

Arri Alexa... finally we will have more than toys!!!



I Can't wait to try it!!!!

Vanilla Ice-Cream

Vanilla Ice-cream Shoot

Melissa Diyab is the director of Vanilla Ica-Cream. I've been working as a Dp with her shooting this amazing adventure with a lot and amazing locations... we were shooting in the airport... in a hospital set in the Bronx, in a Portuguese restaurant in the west side... It was hard... too many thing to shoot and not a lot of time but we did it... however after the whole day working.... after this very hot days that we had... and the most important thing... after being with the actors having ice-cream the whole day because of the script.... I was crazy searching an ice-cream truck to have my well deserved soft chocolate ice-cream... hehe...

These are some pictures that we were taking around and frames from the footage that we have. if you want to see the rest of tha pictures clik on the link below.

Vanilla Ice-cream Shoot

Vanilla Ice-cream Shoot


Vanilla Ice-Cream the movie

Friday, July 23, 2010

Half Empty

Half Empty

Half Empty is the second short film that I work in NY as a DP during the last month.
I uploaded some pictures in Flickr so can see what was going on during the shooting... Jessica Manherz (Director) is finishing the final edition now so we can start with the color correction ASAP because the premiere is August 18 so we have to be fast. I invite all of you who want to come to watch it. So as soon as I have all the info for the premiere I will let u know.

Half Empty

Here you have the link to Flickr to see more pictures about the movie.

Half Empty Movie

Rossete Brothers Latino Film Festival Commercial

Juan Rossete sent me the link to see the commercial of the Latino Film Festival, the commercial that I was working as camera operator. They finished and here you can see it and leave your comments if you want. There are 3 different commercials, so maybe you can leave your comment saying which is the best for you.


Latino Film Festival 1º commercial
Latino Film Festival 2º commercial
Latino Film Festival 3º commercial


Voltereta is one the short films selected for this festival so I wish we win hehehe (finger crossed) we will see what happen in the future. By the way Alexis (Voltereta director) has finished shooting his last short film in California; Unfortunately I wasn't able to work with him this time because I was working as a DP for other short film here in NY... Any way Alexis... mucha suerte!!!
Here you have the link if you want to see about the film festival and also if you want to vote for us!!! Thank you so much.

Latino Film Festival --Voltereta--

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Comercial

I've been working as camera operator in a comercial with Juan Martín Rosete. It was a great experience for two reasons. The first reason is because he is a great director and after few months tolking about working together finally we did it and the second reason is because, I've been working with old friends while I made new friends. These are some of the pictures that I was taking around. I was working also with Ana Asensio, and it's funny cos we were working together in "Lobos" 3 years ago in Spain...

Monday, June 28, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

Misterium X, the new RedOne Era!!

These are some frames from the RedOne with the new chip, the misterium X... uuhhh!!! with the test that I've seen and the footage that we have, there are good things like less noise in low lights and I would say a little more dynamic range. I have to say that the new software for the redcine X is much better than the other version... I'm still thinking that RedOne is a beta... but they've improved a lot the software and now, at least for me, is much more useful than before... but even though we had to use several ice bags because MR Bond was over heated  3 or 4 times. It is also true that was very very hot and we had a very high humidity.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

Some pictures of the Virginia Shooting...

I will upload some more when I have a little time...

Friday, June 4, 2010

GOING TO VIRGINIA

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Alex and the circuit

This video has been shot on Canon 1D markIV, 7D and GoProHD. We shot it a few months ago and I wasn't able to upload it in HD... so soon I will upload it in HD.
Feel free to post your comments.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Naturávila

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Testing the lensbaby for the Jessica Manherz movie

This picture is just an example, but we will use the lensbaby for her movie. I did some tests with video and the result is very curious.... I was expecting more definition but the effect is perfect for our propose.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Canon Lens... a very long process to enjoy these monsters!!!

There 3 videos explain the whole process of manufacturing canon lenses. It's very interesting and also you can understand... "just a little bit" why these lenses are so expensive.
I though that the whole process was with automatons but not! it's almost hand made.
check it out


Second Video
Third Video

Checking the Eastern Parade pictures

I was checking the pictures that I took during the Eastern Parade in NYC and I've found some funny pictures that I would like to show you.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Words....

I've took this picture with my Iphone when I was working as Gaffer in "The Day Everything Changes Between Us". I think that this picture doesn't need any explanation.

Panasonic Varicam 3700... Varbicam for friends

These are the pictures I promised about the shooting.

Shooting in Canalejas de Peñafiel, set

why internet should be free?... probably because of this hehe...

Friday, May 21, 2010

New pictures from Berlin and Stockholm

I uploaded some pictures that I took when I was in Berlin and Stockholm this winter... check them out.
Berlin set
Stockholm set

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Music video

These are some pictures from the music video we were shooting a month ago.... It was so cold but we made it.... and she was our brave actress.
The director is Hyon Jin An. He is probably one of the best Corean guys I've ever met. So as me, you have to wait to watch the final edition of this music video.