After a few years of creating short films, this is by far the most ambitious project to date. Whilst studying at the MET Film School in London, I met a group of people and we managed to create some interesting shorts whilst studying. That is why for our final Masters film, we decided to keep the team going by shooting a short film in the director's home town, Johannesburg, South Africa. The kickstarter campaign has just been launched, and we need help to reach our goal!
Another great project filming in sunny Malta; the upcoming new single "Jewel in My Crown" sung by Simon Gravino. I had the opportunity to use the Sony FS700 with a great set of Canon L-Series and Samyang Lenses. The high speed capability of the camera is impressive, considering it's size and price tag. The majority of this music video was shot at 200 fps with the occasional 25 fps for playback bits to create some variety. I look forward to release the video next week.
I had the opportunity to develop a music video concept alongside the very talented The New Victorians for their new original song "Dustpile". The Canon C100 was the best camera for the job given its size and excellent clarity when attached to the Atomos Ninja recording Apple ProRes 422 (HQ). The smallhd DP4 was an asset when shooting exteriors as the brightness of the screen along with the EVF gives you a very good reference for operating comfortably. My 1st AC on this project used the C100's onboard monitor with Focus Assist Peaking to aid him in focusing. This video will be released in the coming weeks.
Had the opportunity of filming the St. Aloysius College Soiree Promotional Video for this year's performance "WICKED". It is such an experience working with students to create something simple, but quite effective when it comes to promoting a school production. Here is the official which I shot and post-produced within 48 hours.
Recently shot a cover video for an upcoming Maltese band called The New Victorians. I back-lit both artists (Philippa and Bettina Cassar) and it gave a very warm and rich quality to the picture. The space we shot in was a visual aid as it there were many interesting elements within this garage that set the mood for this song.
Finally managed to get my hands on the TassinFlat colour profile for the Nikon D7000. The latitude of colours is greatly increased with this simple adjustment, and gives more room to colour correct images as blacks and whites aren't crushed, thus giving leeway to enhance darker tones to one's liking.
I am currently looking to further my studies in Film, therefore I will be starting my tuition at the MET Film School as of October 2013
I have recently finished production on my new short film "Blown Away". It's a clean and simple love story situated in Malta. Due to be released mid-June 2012
Yet another test film with the Nikon D7000. This was done as part of a college assignment and my main focus was on the use of sound to create a particular mood and atmosphere.
All the shots shown here are shot with with available light at night with the following lenses:
- Nikkor 35mm f/1.8
- Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8
Sony Pictures Sound Effects Library
Free Play Music LLC
Adobe Premiere Pro CS5
Manfrotto Tripod with the 501HDV head
PRO-AIM 4ft slider
Together with my school colleagues, we are in the process of pre-producing the new corporate videos for the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology and also the creation of visuals to support the Karl Jenkins' "Stabat Mater" (performed at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Malta).
Through countless meetings, we have developed innovative ways of taking a normal film medium and creating something artistic and simplistic.