A MINI ADDICTION

An Automotive film about addictions in life.

The concept of this experimental video is about a passion for the automotive industry and how it isn't, at all, a bad addiction. Quite the contrary. Its an addiction you can be proud of. Some would say, anything that is an addiction is bad. I disagree. The passion for cars is more than a hobby. It becomes a lifestyle. Something to treasure.

This short experimental motion piece is the result of a 24h production timeframe.
In 2 days I came up with a storyline and were out and shooting all the scenes. The results are quite satisfying. The combination of my videography background and Pedro Freitas amazing photographic skills, we were able to create this video which was shot entirely in Madeira Island's beautiful mountains and we managed to get a mood and atmosphere across by capturing some stunning foggy scenery footage.

As one would expect, 24h isn't a lot of time to produce a video, therefore a lot of amendments were made in post-production using After Effects.

The editing and post-production stages took quite a while due to my MA Motion Graphics course (which I've have just finished). I was exceedingly busy and didn't have time to work on this project. A couple of days ago I decided to finish it off.

Last but not least I would like to thank everyone involved and that helped us during the process. Sandra Guerreiro and Fátima Neto for their presence in the video. Guilherme Mimoso and Gil Freitas for their production help and Pedro Freitas the 2º Director of Photography of this video. Check out his work at pedrofreitasphoto.com

Be sure to check thomasvalente.com to see some behind the scenes footage and some making-of's of the post-production work.

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Music: The Chemical Brothers - Container Park

Canon 600D + 5D MII

Editing: Premiere Pro
Post: After Effects

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