https://www.instagram.com/p/BVP5_-0gYWx/

Castle Island Brewing, Norwood MA

A sneak preview of a branding video I’ve been producing for a local beer brewery. More to come…

For the keen observer, you’ll see the Sony X70 (wide) there on the slider, and the Sony A7sii (Medium) nearby. We used a Canon 6d as a C Cam.

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The screen grabs above are all straight from camera. The X70 on the left is slightly more magenta than the A7sii (top right), but certainly manageable from a color correction standpoint. The 6D (Canon Neutral Picture setting) seems to match the X70 pretty well in terms of tint.

More to come as the project progresses…

Mr. Paprika Documentary (Updated 3/29)

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On a whim, I asked Lahcen if I could make a documentary about him and his restaurant. I didn’t even know his name at that point, but I had eaten his food several times throughout the years. He was skeptical at first, but we talked about the vision I had and he agreed.

When I pictured the documentary I wanted to make, I saw slow motion. I wanted to see the minute details of how Lahcen practices his art. The dining area, the dishes, the decorations are all the macro, large scale components Paprika. But the very small and mostly unseen aspects of his cooking and presentation were what I wanted to dwell on. Theres a mystique about cooking, good cooking anyway. The alchemy of turning raw ingredients into a sensual experience is dependent on many many simple decisions and practices that add up to the final meal. Slow motion and detail footage can help bring out the potency of how something is sliced, sauteed, served, etc.

I wanted to hear him talk about why he does what he does. He’s a great conversationalist, and I knew I could roll camera while he mused and there would be plenty to mine afterwards.

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It’s been five months since we started it, and we’ll be picking up some more footage soon. I’ll update when it’s time.

Art School 99, Somerville MA

A few stills captured at Art School 99 for a Yelp video. Check out Alexandra’s business and her artist’s website.

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Interview frame before lighting
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Interview frame after lighting and angle adjustment
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2 point lighting set up

https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/art-school-99-somerville-2?select_biz_video=L_8A3gzucfnql7No_kGojA