Shooting an ad for La Distributrice. A niche take-out only espresso and coffee shop here in Montreal. These are the fine folks who let me carry out my Coffee & Strangers portrait project last summer. I pitched the idea to shoot the ad as a narrative documentary. In other words, a "Docu-mmercial". All access were granted for creative freedom.
Other than holding the record for being the smallest coffee shop in North America, the shop is open all yearlong given the city's rigorous weather conditions. And I wanted to showcase that. Rain is a wrap! Snow is next.
All photos were screen capped from the editor.
I was going thru my catalog to find a suitable photo to represent my neighbourhood for a print job and found the photos below. All taken in 2013.
Once again, runner up! I participated to create visuals for a violin piece played by Hilary Hahn and composed by James Newton Howard. The piece is titled 133...AT LEAST. Check out the location scout here and the teaser here.
I was thrilled to learn that my film was picked up in 2 categories. Staff Pick and one of the Finalist. You can read the official announcement and view the winner of the contest Mate Szabo's film for the piece - here. Dude did a stupendous job! Simple and poignant.
Technical info: Shot on Canon T2i [550D] with 50mm 1.4 Nikkor E-Series Prime Vintage Lens at -34 below zero temperature.
A very special thanks goes to Samantha for putting up with my direction in that weather. You can check out her blog here.
My next visual piece. A music video. I can't reveal the title nor the artist as administration is not yet issued permission to release those information. In the meantime, here is a small teaser. As usual, questions and comments - please leave below or on my Facebook page. I will post a full blog post on the making of once all administration process gets cleared.
Quick technical info: Shot on Canon T2i [550D] with Nikkor 50mm 1.4 Vintage Prime Lens.