My General Demo Reel – 1st Attempt!
Ok, so here’s my first attempt at a demo reel featuring some of things I can do, hopefully you enjoy:
La Casa Muda (The Silent House) – Horror from Uruguay
Based on a true story and a run time of 78 minutes, shot entirely using a Canon Mark II DSLR. It is also said to be shot in real time, but, shooting on a Canon Mark II, that is very doubtful. Still, sounds very impressive! Let’s see how long it takes for Hollywood to stick its nose into this one! Really looking forward to this one!
Laura (Florencia Colucci) and her father ( Gustavo Alonso) settle down in a cottage which seems to be off the beaten track in order to update it since its owner ( Abel Tripaldi) will soon put the house on sale. They will spend the night there in order to start the repairs the following morning. Everything seems to go on smoothly until Laura hears a sound that comes from outside and gets louder and louder in the upper floor of the house. Wilson goes up to see what is going on while she remains downstairs on her own waiting for her father to come down. The plot is based on a true story that happened some time ago in a small village in Uruguay . “ La Casa Muda ” focuses on the last seventy four minutes, second by second, when Laura intends to leave the house which hides an obscure secret and she hopes to leave unharmed.
Photo Set: My Darker Side of Photography
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My First “Photoshoot”! … Sort Of, Anyway…
OK so I’ve done a few 1st birthday parties before, all of which were more like, “Hey, you take pictures right? You want to take pictures for son’s/daughter’s first birthday party?” Sure! Of course I would! Unfortunately, only one was paid and it wasn’t much, granted it was a price I set only because I didn’t know any better and it was really my first time on the “job”. This time around, I made sure to get a nice check.. not really. I did it “pro bono” as I’m a nice guy, plus would be nice to put something in my portfolio. Plus, this is for… wait for it… an accredited University and will be used on the school’s newsletter as well as their website! Yay for me!
I’m going through some of the photos now and what really sucks is that now I’m noticing things that I would have done differently. It was nothing difficult or hard, but, still, sometimes my eye gets the better of me… afterward! What also sucks is that I just sold my more expensive camera that was in the Pro-Sumer level (consumer cam yet borderline professional) that would have definitely benefitted today. But, oh well, it’s not the cam that takes the pictures, it’s the person behind it.
Either way, this was a good experience for me as it got rid of some jitters I’ve always had taking pictures for others. The way I look at it was there really was no pressure considering it wasn’t a paid gig. Plus, like i said, it’s a learning experience!
Ok, so maybe this was a few months ago….. for a complimentary magazine up in my neck of the woods known as Orange County. No, not the Orange County of California, it’s the Orange County of NY! Both of my photos were severely cropped! Anyway, photos on covers of magazine are not of my work.
B&W Photography – NYC Set
A beautiful, rainy day in NYC!