Please watch with sound, it's meant to be watched with the music : )

Filmed in Portugal, at my father's land and house he designed and built in the countryside near Grandola. It's a very special place to me, I did a lot of growing up here! I've been waiting months to make this film.

Filmed using:
Canon 5D Mark II
Canon 50mm 1.4 with polarizer
Sigma 10-20mm 4-5.6 (not a lens for full frame, cropped until vignette was gone)
An old 28mm 2.8 M42 manual lens
An old 200mm 2.8 M42 manual lens
Hague MMC steadicam with custom weights
Indislider Mini

Edited and graded in After Effects CS4, using just individual colour curves and levels, and hue & saturation. No third party plugins! A few shots had masks for the sky to adjust the sky separately. I chose to crop this to 2.35 anamorphic aspect ratio for a more genuine film look, since I wanted this as cinematic as possible.

Featuring my beautiful girlfriend, Carrie, from
wishwishwish.net

Music:
The Cinematic Orchestra - To Build A Home (feat. Patrick Watson)

Thank you for watching!

Miguel Santana da Silva
miguelsantana.net

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