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.