I had an exciting weekend working on two short films for Stuf’s 48cc Short film challenge, one in which I’m still recuperating from. But I walked away with having worked on two eclectic and different projects. I was a “Team Leader” for TEAM TEAM-MEN-age where I essentially worked solely as cinematographer alongside David Maxwell Cole. I had an amazing time setting up lighting conditions for every individual shot in Lou’s Saloon. Then some of the beach photography was also really incredible, with my favorite being the wide shot of the character “Howie” falling down onto the beach and being taken…. well I don’t want to spoil it for you, but if you watch hopefully you’ll know what I’m talking about. The loteria card drawn was “El Nopal” – The Cactus. With that said, meet FRED, the cactus…. who is best friends with Brian Cobos – who did an AMAZING job acting as always. “Get back inside Marge!”
And then randomly after two days of filming “Howie” I was talking with Robert Perez from Zerep Productions (his last name backwards), and he said mentioned he wasn’t going to turn in a film, I said why not? Next thing I know I volunteered to act, contribute to story, and provide cinematography for the short film. So we arrived on set at 1 AM and wrapped around 3:30 and I rushed home and spit out the first edit and uploaded for Rob to see the next morning. I ended up asleep at 5:30 AM. Unfortunately I’m not posting the film, it’s one of those you had to have been there to have seen it. So maybe next time you’ll head out there! Instead I’ve made two trailers which individually should give you an idea of the film, and collectively should give you a REALLY GOOD idea of how the film plays out. I had a great time collaborating with Julia from Vice Versa Press – and it wasn’t too shabby to be lying down in bed ACTING right beside her, as well as collaborating with Mariella and Rob of Zerep Productions. Thanks to all three of you for allowing me to be a part of this beautiful and touching short film. The card drawn for this film titled “Tomorrow Morning” was “El Sol” – The Sun. Which inspired me to shoot with this particular yellow/orange/amber color temperature.