Kvibe Productions will officially be working with the red camera starting this week for all future projects in films, commercials, music videos, and other related media. We will be mixing it with some DSLR footage, but hoping that we can invest into a few more Red cameras this year as the work continues to grow.
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There has been a lot of progress in our feature film titled “Whitlock Asylum”. We are on several draft revisions and will be conducting a reading for our script. I feel the writer Vito LaBruno took my story concept to the next level and has turned a concept to something that can be very successful. There are no movies that have this concept along with many scary elements.
We plan to do this film on a low budget. This will be our first feature film and if this film comes out the way we all envision, this will be a break through for all of our careers in filmmaking stylistic elements. We have an advantage over a lot of other filmmakers which are the years of experience of life endeavors and trained skill set of filmmaking. We have a unique group of talent in this company.
We plan to shoot this on the Red Scarlet or C300. We aren’t really sure yet, but both cameras look very appealing to us. We love the low light capability specs of the c300, but I also love the 4k abilities which makes us very well prepared for big screen movie theaters today and for the future.
However, we are in a good position and Kvibe will not be shooting DSLR for their first feature film. I feel we need to move on from the DSLRs and start working with Hollywood standard production quality at least technically. We all know that it’s not the camera, but it’s the artist, content, and talent. Well, we have the content and we have the artistic talents. Why cripple the film with inferior quality because we were cheap to save a few thousand dollars?
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’m still working on updating more content for this website. I have more Behind The Scenes footage to edit, my personal reel, and I’m waiting to release “Business Is Dead” on the site and to the entire world. I have 3 feature films I’m working on, 2 scripts are a work in progress, and a script that I am currently reading by Vito LaBruno. In addition, I’m writing a short film script for my personal project because I want to keep my mind sharp in storytelling. It’s a simple, yet very compelling story to make. I also have a short film that I’m going to be producing for my friend Salvatore Sutera. He’s a talented Director and I only want to help him achieve goals because this guy is going to go places. Lastly, I have a bunch of different side non-film related projects that actually bring income into the company. Unfortunately, it cuts into the time on the things so my hands are really tied up.
Overall, everything is moving nicely. I couldn’t ask anything better for 2011. In 2010, it was a development stage to start building capital for 2011. Now that I’m building capital for 2011, 2012 has to be streamlining the services that Kvibe offers in films from Producing, Directing, Cinematography, Writing, and a slew of other services.