To be honest, not really. But with over two thousand views on facebook, and a little over five hundred views on Youtube, On the Right Track is soaring ever higher. If you haven’t seen it yet, which is highly doubtful (no, seriously, I hate to be one to brag, but it’s really good), I’ve just uploaded it to the Video section of this portfolio.
On the Right Track has been featured on two online news sites, Ovar News and Urbi. It has also been mentioned on Vontade de Viajar’s twitter feed, with quite a few retweets and mentions to its name. Vontade de Viajar, or Will to Travel, is a Brazilian blog about, you guessed it, travelling. On occasion, I’ve written a few guest posts for Vontade de Viajar, and I’m working on one right now about a less known side of Amsterdam. Be sure to check it out!
Our first anniversary, well, kind of
It’s been one year since this online portfolio has been online. Well, actually this domain has been around for over four years, however, for most of that time it was a dead url with little, to no updates. Last year, I decided it was time to build a professional looking online portfolio. With a new design, a more organized feel to it, and brand new sections, this portfolio has become my main source of employment over the last year.
It’s been a great tool to promote my work, doubling as an archive for past publications, and personal news clipping.
Too Much Information…
…is the title of my latest article on Her Ideal. This time, I’ve decided to put the matters of the heart a side for a little bit and focus on the overwhelming stream of personal and pointless information that drowns us on facebook. How many times have you found yourself thinking: Is he really posting that on facebook? Don’t they realize anyone can see this? Do they have no self-respect? Since finding new friends can be a hassle, why not share my article with them? Maybe they’ll learn a thing or two about privacy settings and about self-control of what they publish online.
I will be visiting London over the next few days. Hopefully I’ll find some time to promote my portfolio. Who knows? It’s always a great asset to have around if you ever need it.
August is the month many of us choose to spend relaxing on a sandy beach, travelling around the World, partying every night, or simply staying as far away from work as possible. For me, my soon to be annually two-week vacation, turned out to be everything but relaxing.
Sure, I did spend a few days visiting some friends in Lisbon, after a week off to catch up on some much needed sleep, however, an interesting new project swept me away from my days of R&R. Long story short, a friend of mine was interested in shooting a short film about Ovar, my home town, and some of the villages around it. I just couldn’t say no.
300 Km, 18 locations, and five days of shooting. If you count the two days of pre-production and location scouting, this was the fastest production stage I’ve ever had. Luckily, everything turned out ok. I’ve finished the final touches on the post-production of this short film yesterday, and it’s now ready to be shown to the public.
Called “On the Right Track”, this short film tells the story of a young traveler who visits some of the most historical landmarks of the city of Ovar. It will be presented on an event that will be held at the Aqua Hotel in Ovar (Portugal), this Saturday, August 31st at 6 p.m., local time. Soon after, it will be available online for everyone who isn’t going to be able to attend this ceremony.
It was my first time working with a Nikon D800. It surprised me how a full frame camera, more suited for photography, was able to record such amazing high-quality video. I guess Canon has to be on the lookout for it’s main competitors technological advancements.
Since it was a small production with limited resources, I ended up doing pretty much everything. Still, my main responsibilities were Director of Photography, Camera Operator, Director, Editor and Video Post-production.
This isn’t the best article in the World, this is just a tribute
“Come sit with me, Maria, by the river” is the title of my article, published in this month’s edition of Her Ideal. This August I tell the story of Maria, a young adventurous architect, who sets out into the World, ready to sacrifice everything to accomplish her dream. You can read it right here in the latest edition of Her Ideal.