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Monday, 31 October 2011
Monday, 24 October 2011
A wild few days of traveling all over Austria and Switzerland. At least 14 hours sitting in the car, hanging onto that steering wheel. Snowing with summer tyres is not a fun game to play. Back in Zurich I had to shoot 8 different short clips with a super 360° dolly track system. I arrived the day before to do the setup. Had this idea to build a stage half a meter high with the talent in the middle of the stage and the dolly track hidden on the floor. This way one could not see the track and it gave the illusion of a steadycam system, although the motion was far too perfect and synchronised for that.
It worked like a charm and was highly effective. I have to give a big shout out to Ahmet Akguel from Visuals Switzerland for their outstanding service in not backing down in any way, but being persistent in making things work and finding a solution to match my shots and budget.
Thursday, 20 October 2011
One of the best photographers I know, asked me to participate in an action photography / cinematography project. I cannot really talk too much about it, but it's a great concept and the other day, just before the falling of the first snowflake we had our second shoot together. Magnificent results, I have to say.
Working with master Filip Zuan is an absolute pleasure and really makes me analyze every detail before pressing the record button. Personally I think my strength is in the editing, but with this project editing will play a very small part. It's purely based on perfect framing and ensuring all aspects are thought through before one starts rolling. Here patience and timing is the big test. Waiting for the right time of the year, the right time of the day and knowing when the moment arrives to start your campaign, is everything. It makes you sweat, but when it all comes together it's just magic.
Well, like I said.. cannot give too much away, but here is a few behind-the-scenes shots of Filip and me in action. Can't wait for our next mission.
Monday, 17 October 2011
Monday, 10 October 2011
The Kaufleuten in Zurich was the venue for the Children Beyond release party and film premier. With a jam packed cinema and 400 people filling the red chairs, it was an experience of a lifetime.
After 6 months of pumping so much energy into the project it was surreal to see my film playing on the big screen. I was standing on the side by the technical department and just looking back at the reaction of the audience. A rewarding experience.
After the film Tina Turner, Regula Curti and Dechen Shak-Daysag performed live together with the 30 children - while the media went bananas! My first Tina concert... heeehaaa. She is just an incredible bundle of energy.
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Two more films completed for the company Legacy Parks to help explain the concept of leaving a legacy. I loved this project and it was a great challenge to transfer the message by showing the artists' passion for what they do though the moving pictures. Thanks very much once again to Dr. Petrie Prins from Prins & Prins and Veronica Bell from the music group Zamar. One more Legacy film will follow soon.