Squattertown (1st Season)

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.

First Episode


Second Episode


Third Episode


Forth Episode


Roof  “short environment doc” #1


Roof  “short environment doc” #4


Premiere promo vid


Shot in HD with the Canon 60D and 7D.

Great Moments in Cinematography II

Hi guys,

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.

Mongkok Nightly Glow

Short Ambience film on the Night environment of uninhabited MongKok.

Shot on location, without any camera or light enhancements with a DV-CAM, focussing on the contrast between what is seen through the small points of light in the middle of downtown MongKok.

A Morte de Tchaikovsky (Tchaikovsky’s Death)

Final, bachelor 16mm production, shot on location.

5 day shoot, with Portuguese renown actors, exhibited at the annual Over & Out event in Downtown Lisbon.
Selected for several National and International Short-film festivals during 2008 and 2009.