By Jhonathan Florez
Saturday, May 1st, I had the opportunity to present “Bideo Uno” at the Petaluma Film Festival . The festival was organized by SRJC Proffesor Michael Traina. This Festival featured 26 animated & live shorts. Directors from Sweden, Japan, Italy, France and many other places, submitted their work and after passing the screening process were selected to present it at the festival.
“Bideo Uno” from Team Ill Vision was selected as the college representative entrance for this festival. I’m humbled to admit that I never thought I would ever see any of my movies played in a real movie theater. For me this was a great honor to share the big screen with Oscar, Cannes and Sundance nominated directors and awarded shorts. It was a great experience to interact with all these amazing directors. I had an opportunity to share techniques, talk about cameras and discuss where the industry is heading. I also made some new friends and passed some business cards for any aerial services they might need on their movies. Some of them were really interested in our field and even offered some collaboration for future projects.
To sum up this was a great opportunity and an incentive to keep pursuing quality in my work. I feel honored and I can’t wait to start shooting my scenes with a story line and a movie in mind.
In a technical note, I was blown away by the techniques, story lines, camera work and photography used in these shorts. If you have a sec to check out some outstanding work by up and coming cinematographers, then check these favorites:
My Top 3
“Touch” by Jen Mcgowan
“Love Tap” by Mike Goode
“Wunderkrammer” By Andrea Pallaoro
Other great Views include:
“Madagascar, Canet de Voyage” by Bastien Dubois
“The Kiss” by Stefan Le Lay
“True Beauty This Night” By Peter Besson
“Fard” by Luis Briceno & David Alapont
“Jitensha (Bicycle)” by Dean Yamada
“The Saddest Boy in the World” By Jamie Travis
“The Third Letter (36 Stairs)” by Grzegorz Jonkajtys