Directed and Edited by M. Emad Akhtar
Music is an original score written by Mavii Akhtar

A short black and white documentary I filmed Christmas eve on a very talented up and coming guitarist. Mavii has been playing her guitars for a couple of years, and has learned many different styles of music. She passionately practices for hours each and every day to eventually become a guitar legend.

Filmed on the Canon EOS 7D, with the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 and the Canon 50mm f/1.4. I used the Kessler Crane's PB Pocket Dolly and a Manfrotto tripod as the stabilizers. I initially filmed the whole thing in Black and White with the contrast settings established in camera. The Audio of the guitar was captured in camera, with her VO recorded afterwards on the Zoom H4n and the Sennheiser ME6/K6 shotgun microphone.

For lighting we used a single 1k off towards camera right. The whole short was filmed relatively quickly, with the production and post taking barely 2 hours.

This is a first in a long line of short, dramatic documentary style character bios that Fifth Moon Studios will be filming.

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