And after many months of work our make over is complete. I’m very happy to present to you the Chinchilla Films new site. Huge thanks to the great and talented illustrator Sonia Pérez for designing the “chinchilla” and Mayuko an incredible japanese graphic designer for the website:
The first time I heard the music of “The Books” was two years ago back in my country Colombia. (But this is a whole other story that I will keep for later).Three years later, I found their music again. This time in NYC and in a choreography that my great friend Alan Danielson, musician, dancer and school director of the Jose Limon School had created. His amazing choreography and the way the music flowed with the dancers motivated me to asked Alan to shoot a music video with this work. Then, I wrote a very personal email to The Books (Nick Zamutto and Paul de Jong), and Zammuto answered me immediately saying how much he liked the story that I have wrote on the email.
The Books actually split apart a couple of years ago and each of them continue their own music careers separately. But, why to do a music video of a band that don’t play longer together? – First answer: Why not? And second: Because the choreography and the music really match together, and these I have seen very few times. The photography, of course, should try to show this, not with amazing cameras or equipment but with shots and compositions that play with the angles and the irregular bits of the choreography. You’ll see this better on the video…
Meanwhile, here some photos of the storyboard that I shoot weeks before the actual shoot. Thanks to Ari Risola (Italy) and Victor González for following me in this experiment. To see more photos of the shoot, visit my behance site here: http://www.behance.net/gallery/YO-NO-SE/11654097
And finally, but not less important. Here is the trailer of my short film Porcella. More news of Porcella coming soon.
Since I came to NYC, a lot of things have happened to me. I think, I could fill at least one fat book writing about them. New York is as terrific as terrible, as amazing as chaotic, as exclusive as open. But in such a contrast of cultures, chaos of languages, fast motion of people, it’s impossible not to jump in.
That’s why I decided to join with Porcella ( I called her like that but her real name is Paola Mathé) a series of episodes trying to catch a little “beat” of this unstoppable Transylvania. The web series calls “Finding Paola” because is about a haitian girl that features, film, and focus on the people and places that makes the apple the big apple-
Here is our first episode! Enjoy!
It’s been a while with no posting at all. The thing is that this year has been divided between shooting and editing. I’m spending half of my month shooting and the other half editing. Not to mention the little things that has to be done in my “must do” list for this year. Among others: “Learning to play chess”. Just until now, chess was quite of a terrifying, too complex board game. But not anymore. The entire story will come in a new video-but for instance here is part of what I’ve been doing in the last month:
First, here is a video that I did for Cartel Urbano magazine in Colombia. It’s an interview with colombian film director Carlos Moreno (“Dog eat dog”, “All your dead ones” “Escobar: el patrón del mal”) talking about his upcoming movie “Que viva la Musica”. Check it out!
Una entrevista que hice para Cartel Urbano con Carlos Moreno (Perro come perro, Todos tus muertos, Escobar: El patrón del Mal). Quise aprovechar el tema de la película y sobretodo, a su autor Andrés Caicedo para recorrer con Moreno un imaginario de los lugares en los que pudo haber estado Caicedo cuando en 1974 se encontraba en Estados Unidos buscando como vender sus guiones a una productora de cine de Hollywood. Agúzate bacalao!
This is the pilot of the upcoming web series “Finding Paola”. With producer and blogger Paola Mathé (aka Porcella) decided to band together and start this series about finding New York City culture in a creative, honest, and innovative way. We find, we film, we feature, and we focus on the faces, places and ideas that create the authenticity of New York City.
This is our first pilot and every thursday at the end of each month we’ll bring more episodes for you.
And if you like it Join us, share, spread the word:
And the secret will be finally reveal it!!
We are thrill to announce that our short film PORCELLA is done and now is ready to screen and tour for the festivals. We took three months on the editing lab creating the color, the sound design, and the soundtrack and we finally finish this week. This is the story about Lucia a woman who has kept a secret from her husband for ten years and the night of their ten anniversary she is finally prepare to reveal it.
This was a film that I did as my thesis film to graduate as Filmmaker and Cinematographer, here in New York. Most than 40 people had already worked in this 13 min video and is already touring on festivals. No matter though, how the results are, the feeling of finish the movie is incredible.
Now, I will continue writing the next one!
I’ll keep you update to whoever read this blog with all the news about Porcella and the next movies to come
If you like this poster designed by my great friend and illustrator MIGUEL OTÁLORA, or feel curious in any or another way, visit our page:
Like us, share us, spread us!!! eat us!!! Art is the real organic food !
Este es el afiche oficial de mi corto Porcella. Acabo de postearlo porque me hace inmensamente feliz decir que ya terminamos la película y que ahora estamos listos para estrenarla a final de este año y para que se vaya de tour por cuanto festivales de cine del mundo venga!!!
El afiche fue diseñado por mi gran amigo y talentoso ilustrador-animador Miguel Otálora. (y sí, para los que sigan este blog él es el de “El necio”)
Al parecer a Maya nadie le ha cerrado fronteras ni impedido la entrada en el resto del mundo. Por el contrario, este año Bandera fue invitado al festival internacional de animación Cortoons en Italia, al festival MUVICA en Ecuador, hizo parte de una muestra de videoclips animados organizada por ASIFA y las universidades Javeriana y Jorge Tadeo y hoy me siento muy orgulloso de anunciar que Bandera estará presente en Anima Mundi 2011, uno de los festivales de animación más importantes de latinoamerica y que se llevará acabo en Julio en Rio de Janeiro y São Paulo, Brasil.
Gracias totales a todos las manos que hicieron el proyecto, y esperamos seguir coleccionando sellos en el pasaporte de Mayita ; )
Miguel (30) is a man who hysterically is trying to kill himself. When he receives a message on his batman-cel he regret it and decided not to do it. But, life has kept him a little surprise for him.
Les presento BANDERA del disco RÍO de Aterciopelados. Una aclaración: el indigena que camina se llama Maya y es un hombrecito, para los que piensan que porque lleva faldita es una niña : ) GOZO PODEROSO:
Maya, an immigrant begins a trip throughout the world. In this trip, many barriers will interfere in his way. However his will and determination will let him pass through this obstacles and boarders to finally claim the place that belongs to him, like to any human being of this world.