Underground Planet Plus

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I'm an independent Director/Producer/Cinematographer/Editor/Writer/Entrepreneur and Photo neophyte.

So the story goes, In 2003 with not much more than a camera and a computer I gave up a pretty comfortable living in the "real world" and made the conscious decision to never ever go back. I had done a few shows on access in the past and had fallen in love with the entire process but, at that time, doing production from anything but a studio or a post house was all but impossible and beyond the reach of anyone without deep pockets. The show eventually came to an end but apparently the bug never left.

Fast forward a number of years to one random afternoon while flipping channels I stumbled on “Evil Dead”. I’d seen it before but for some reason on that day in that moment while watching this low budget cult classic indie I thought “I wanna make a movie”. Off to the internet I went trying to decipher just what it would take. I read somewhere that Steven Soderbergh, who I mostly knew from “Traffic”, was working on a film called “Full Frontal” and shooting much of it with a Canon XL1. Figuring if it was good enough for him it was good enough for me and a week later one I had bought from a wedding videographer in Hawaii through eBay for $1,875.00 arrived on my doorstep. That was April 2002, it was less than a year later that I made the leap to full time video production.

Funny thing is I honestly didn't even know what I was doing but for the first time ever I truly felt that I had found my “calling” (as corny as that may sound and as dumb as it feels to say). All I knew was that I was passionate and the impact was profound. I was entirely self taught and more or less just bumbling around shooting stuff, throwing it together in an edit, and generally speaking people seemed to like it. I had no connections, no leads, was broke as a monkey and all but pretty much screwed. Despite this, somehow through the course of years I've seem to have made a bit of a name for myself and with some luck garnered 5 awards for various music videos I directed/edited/and produced, later winning two more for my feature length film "For Love & Stacie".

myspace.com/undergroundplanet
twitter.com/RaySchlogel

Technical

Camera : Sony Ex1
Adapter : Letus35 Extreme
Tripod : Sactler FSB 6 Head with Carbon Fiber Legs
Jib: GlideCam
Dolly : Aria
indiSliderpro : indifocus.com/products_indisliderpro.htm
Rails : indiRAILSproXV indifocus.com/products_indirailspro.htm
Basic Lighting : Lowell Light Kit
Camera Light : Litepanels
Edit : Sony Vegas - sonycreativesoftware.com/vegaspro
Noise Reduction : iZotope RX - izotope.com/
Audio EX : iZotope Ozone 3
Additional CC : Magic Bullet
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Following

  1. Mirko Conte
  2. Anthony W Gutierrez
  3. H. Paul Moon
  4. Will Fuller FiLMS
  5. Ali Tansu Turhan
  6. Bill Williams
  7. Keivan Mohseni
  8. Ártico
  9. Brandon Stephens Films
  10. VSU TODAY
  11. Domestic Zombie
  12. Gerard Miquel
  13. Texas Media Systems
  14. Ames Meyer
  15. McShred
  16. Juan I. Arana
  17. John Gibson
  18. Jamie Hooper

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