Sometimes inspiration is more important than a script. This film I created is an example of that inspiration. We created this film without a script and just an idea of how to put it together. We shot this in 3 hrs from 4 am to 7 am and did our best to do it with a minimum crew. If you like it, please go to youtube and like the video as we are looking forward to making another short episode. If we reach over 100 likes, we will make another short film to continue the story.
I haven’t been keeping up to date with my blogs as I should, but I’ve been so busy. I guess that’s a great thing! But Business is Dead short film was entered into the Golden Door Film festival in the summer and was accepted and nominated for Best Short. It premiered at the historical Lowes Theatre in Jersey City (across from Journal Square), a place where many stars performed in the past, on a 24-26 ft screen.
It was an amazing experience to see our work displayed to an audience and hear laughters. There were other great movies that followed and were filmed on different cameras from Reds to 16mm film. I must say, the cameras we used which were the 5d Mark II looked better.
It comes to show you that it’s not about the camera, but it’s how you shape the lights and shadows that makes your camera look great.
Congratulations on Vito LaBruno and the team on making this short another winner. I am honored as the owner of Kvibe Productions to have the opportunity to present this film to the world.
Another winner on the Kvibe books =)
I wanted to keep my creative juices flowing as I’m spending a lot of time building another short film and writing my feature. So I asked my friend Chris Wilcox and my Fiance to go out and shoot. Initially the theme was finding loneliness, but as we were shooting, I felt the direction would lead more to Nostalgia.
It’s only a 2 minute short, but we spent about 9 hours in Asbury Park trying to shoot it. The reason is because it was only 3 of us. We brought too much equipment and it was very hard to lug around. Then yet, we didn’t know what we were going to shoot so I thought it would be better to have more than to have less. Second, our subject Sammi Nguyen (who did a great job) had no intentions in being my actress. She was going to tag along and read her book on the beach. So everything was really unplanned and just did things that came to us.
It was a fun day and very inspirational on my end to do more things. When you feel your creativity is drying up a bit because of the same routine lifestyle, it’s good to do things out of the ordinary. I feel it makes you better and inspires you to do more fun things in life. Don’t get me wrong, I do a lot of pre-viz work and pre-production before I even step foot on set. But this was a different case.
I have a few upcoming projects before the year is out and hope that 2012 will be another successful year in achieving my goals. I hope you get to watch this 2 minute short.
2x Canon 5d Mark II
50mm Canon and Zeiss
85mm Canon and Zeiss
100mm Canon Macro
Pocket Dolly and Atlas slider
Lightcraft ND filters
Bandage to tape my 4×4 filter to my 4×5 redrock mattebox
I haven’t directed my own short film since Spirit of Hoboken as I’ve been working on my own feature and producing other films. But recently, I don’t know what dawned on me, but I had great idea for a film. I wanted a film that didn’t need to use so many locations, but yet, have a pace that keeps you on the edge of your seat. I was able to combine 2 things I love most which is baseball and thrillers.
The script is completed and now it’s being reviewed by my partners to tighten up a few things. I’ll be documenting the process from now on out from location scouting, casting, collaborations with others, and etc.