This is a project spanning the period of a year in pre, prod and post production, created by the Hong Kong based director Marco Sparmberg @ http://www.m-sp.net/.
It’s a Dim Sum Western and the shooting was undertaken in the rooftops around the city of Hong Kong.
Roof “short environment doc” #1
Roof “short environment doc” #4
Premiere promo vid
Shot in HD with the Canon 60D and 7D.
Corporate advertisement for the weight loss coach Autom from Intuitive Automata.
Shot in a small studio with tungsten, fluorescent and available light, in HD at 25fps.
for this week, I chose Conrad L. Hall and his last motion picture before he left us in 2003 – Road to Perdition.
This scene is the final confrontation between Michael Sullivan and John Rooney (an assassin and his boss).
The unseen figure firing (and his silhouette slowly being defined by the muzzle flashes) , the slow track with Rooney in the center (with the bullets catching everyone but him), the beautiful fall off of light on the shoulders and the face of Rooney and Michael and the amazing reflections and sparkle of the drops of rain, this scene is a perfect example of a cinematographer at the top of his game.
There’s a spoiler in the scene so for those who haven’t watched the film, be warned.
This will be a periodic blog post on my perspective of great moments in film and their visual artists.
The selection will (most of the times) be based on the quality of the cinematography and the emotions that the scenes evoke on us, the viewers and admirers.
I won’t try and analyze them, define or criticize them, I’ll just leave that to you.
When possible, I thoroughly recommend seeing these scenes and their movies, on BluRay, or when possible, in the theaters.
Hope you guys enjoy them.
First great moment:
By Roger Deakins
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
The first and only robbery of the movie.
This scene creates an aura of myth around Jesse James and his men. A mysticism that is effectively captured by Deakins on Camera/Cinematography and by Andrew Dominik’s selection of shots.
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Showreel – presentation of projects made from 2009 onwards.
All projects were shot on HD’DSLR, HDCAM, HDV, DV and MiniDV CAM’s with formats varying from project to project.
Short Narrative Film of a conversation between Man and God.
(Winner of the Best Sound Design Award at the Sound&Image Challenge 2011)
Shot in studio (Tungsten and HMI lights), with white cyclorama and little or no image post-production.
HD on the 60D.
Fake public announcement.
Shot in HD, with horizontal and vertical versions for mobile and internet viewing.
Director – Marco Sparmberg
20 Min Short Action Film on the “Adventures of making a movie”.
Shot on location with the 5D in HD.
Director – Neo Xiang
1st Teaser for the Hong Kong based web series.
Shot on several Hong Kong Rooftops with the 60 and the 7D.
Project Site – http://www.m-sp.net/SQT/index.html