Cinematography

Seattle Theater Group Promo

This video is for The Neptune Theater in Seattle. Produced by Block My Eye Films. It was a really fun couple of days in an amazingly wonderful remodeled theater. Thanks to Ryan Adams for the opportunity too.

Neptune ‘The Club’ Promo/Lobby Loop from Ian Lucero on Vimeo.

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Minaret

Here is a film I shot for Filmmaker Matt Cibelli way back when. It’s good to see that’s online. I don’t know how I missed it.

We shot on Super16 with Fuji 64D and 500T. We transferred to HDCam and even had a 35mm Film-Out made.

One little ‘war story’ in making of this film is the scene on Cannon Beach. During our scouting we were really afraid that the character of Min wouldn’t be able to push the old man in his wheelchair on the sand. We tried numerous times to push each other and every time the chair would sink in to the sand. Well, when it all worked out no one saw it coming and it all just happened and fell in to place.

Hope you enjoy the film.

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Her Meds

Her Meds is a surreal film I shot for director Matt Cibelli.

I shot this on the HVX200 right when it was brand spanking new. This meant for a bit of heat under my collar.

Some of the most fun was shooting the ‘Giant’ scenes. Shooting the perspective shots in a way to make the houses look small and realistic were a blast. Doing it all In-Camera without green screens made it look really nice too.

One thing that comes to mind when watching this movie is what happened behind the scenes during the party. Since the camera was so new at the time file management was a real ‘learning process’. There was a good hour and a half where we all thought that I had lost about 20 minutes worth of important footage. Needless to say we hadn’t lost it and everything worked out.

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Kicks For Cranes

This was a really fun experimental documentary.

I have always loved making films that border between documentary and fiction. In the 90’s and early 2000’s my films would have fallen squarely in what literary types called Creative Nonfiction. So, when I was approached by Matt Cibelli to help him with Kick’s For Cranes the concept immediately struck a cord.

The film turned out to be a real gem. Kicks For Cranes even got a write up in New York Magazine.

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Where do we go from here?

I have the wonderful opportunity to shoot a feature toward the end of Summer 2012. The movie has a decent budget and the director is really excited to shoot film. Whenever I find a director that is just as enthusiastic about film as me the fire in my belly burns just a bit warmer.

The issue now is that all of my local resources seem to have dried up.

The ability to have a start to finish local workflow may soon be a thing of the past.

Stay tuned and join me in the new post-film world.

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