The day the Sony a7s arrived in the mail, the burning desire to film had already taken hold. That night, we went out and put the camera to work filming all around Los Angeles into the early hours. Being able to work at 12,800 iso and up was incredible. We had one tiny battery operated LED light, used sparingly. The camera was strapped to a handheld glidecam and we ran around LA having a blast. This is what resulted.
As our camera test evolved into something more, and we ended up not being able to use the original track we shot with, our composer came to the rescue, straight from a war zone.
Maria had been living and working on music for Raphael's forthcoming sci-fi project in the city center of Donetsk, Ukraine, right on the Square, when the Pro-Russian separatists took over. Having to quickly flee Donetsk with very little, she was forced to leave behind many essential items for work. Without even her microphone, some of the audio was recorded on a cell phone. Currently in Odessa, she watches with bated breath as the Ukrainian army closes in on her former home, amidst international concern with the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, roughly 50 miles away.
Creating is something that brings people from all over the world together. Enjoy!