Check out this teaser for "It Was You Charlie" a feature I shot last fall directed by Emmanuel Shirinian. Coming soon to Theatres!
This 1964 video by Henri-Georges Clouzot is a perfect reminder of how light interaction can dramatically change our feelings about something. It's a truly mesmerizing experimental film that stays with you after you watch it. Fantastic.
As I try to limit shameless self promotion, I couldn't resist telling everyone about a venture my wife Jessica is part of. She and her partners launched an InieGOGO campaign today to raise money for a print version of their wonderful online magazine Covet Garden.
I am a fan of anyone that has an entrepreneurial spirit, and thought that was worth sharing. I hope people will check it out, and contribute whatever they like to the campaign if they like what they see. I'm proud of you Jess!
Click on the link below to go to their campaign page:
I finally got the chance to complete a new demo reel of my work. I love creating it as it's a way to study what I've shot over the last few years and learn about where I'm headed photographically.
I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed photographing all the films represented!
It certainly has been a while since I posted on this blog. This winter has been spent posting two new films due out this year. With this in mind, I thought i'd introduce you to Mark Kueper (pictured below) from Technicolor in Toronto. He is a master DI colourist that has been with me since the very beginning of my career. Every DP should have a secret weapon like Mark. A good colourist can help enhance your ideas and protect the integrity of your vision.
More to come on the post process!
I'm happy to say that I'm starting prep. on my newest feature called It Was You Charlie. It's directed by Emmanuel Shirinian who's shorts have moved me tremendously. He is certainly a talent to be seen.
Inescapable is screening at Roy Thompson Hall on Tuesday September 11th. At 4:30pm & at the Scotiabank Theater on Thursday September 13th. at 3:00pm.
Hope many can make the premiere!
Check out the first trailer for Inescapable. I shot this film in Johanesburg last fall, and it is premiering at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. I hope you enjoy.
These shadow sculptures by Tim Noble & Sue Webster are stunning. These two British artist have truly defined the use of light and shadow...
Take This Waltz opens this weekend. I'm very proud of this film, and I hope many can make it out.
Hope you enjoy!
At long last, here are the results from my Red Epic Tests. I must say, the results were quite surprising. I'd love to hear your comments.
Appologies for the delay in posting this-- Film production has a way of taking over when it swoops in.
I wanted to share these Anamorphic lens flare tests I conducted in preparation for my latest feature. Panavision has the most extensive lens collection out there. I was surprised to see how each lens had it's own unique characteristics when it came to light flares.
I always believe that the glass one decides to shoot with is equal to the kind of canvas a painter selects. The texture of the canvas contributes greatly to how one perceives the image before them. Sometimes you can feel the weave of the canvas through the oils or acrylics.
It's this combination of paint and material that creates the end result.