1. LATEST UPDATES - 2012 international educational schedule will be constantly updated in the upcoming months (bottom of post). thank you.

    added boracay, philipines july 2012. mayadacademy.com/

    here is what ive always believed should define a wedding film.

    its very simple actually.

    the couple, their families+firends, and what they go thru and feel during this once in a lifetime day.

    and while i was blessed to have shot this film within a magical city in mexico, i feel it is important to perhaps touch on the location and all the little events that go on during the day; but to not get too carried away.

    to me, the focus and pull of the film should always be driven and to travel alongside the journey with the bride and groom.


    all this time // one republic used with permission. thank you songfreedom.com

    - shot with 2 Canon 7ds + 1 Canon 5DmkII (3 cameras in total).
    - 24p for the 7ds, 30p on the 5d converted progressively to 24p using a 1:1 frame re-map that allows the conversion to be 100% CLEAN with no articulating slows it down to look as though the footage was shot @ 36p.

    - lenses mainly used were zeiss zf 35, zeiss zf 50 1.4 (now replaced with zeiss zf 20 makro), zeiss makro 100 zf, a few canon 70-200 2.8 IS, while the ultra sharp main ceremony camera was canon 2.8 L prime (awesome lens).

    i have been already getting emails re zeiss glass, and i would say that for HDSLR cinema, they are the best bang for the buck and provide the best value/dollar. if you're unsure try an entry level zeiss 35 f2.0 and compare to its canon + nikon counterparts, and then you decide. every cinematographer i have talked to in the past 9 months have did this exact thing, and kept the ziess :) .

    Keep in mind that the zeiss ze zf and zf.2 houses the EXACT same optics as the zeiss compact primes that go for $4000 per lens.

    - photosession + reception stabilization provided via cinevate atlas 30 + steadicam pilot + 5dmkII + 24 1.4 (now replaced with zeiss zf 21) while ceremony steadicam pilot setup was 5dmkII + 16-35 (now replaced via canon 14L rectilinear).

    the ceremony was VERY VERY windy as it was near the beach

    - other stabilzation used was cinevate atlas30 + manfrotto 561 monopods.

    -audio is all double system, the 25$ fuzzies on the lavalier mics went a long way to save the sound from being unusable from all the wind noise.

    GOOFS - i went against the rules that i teach and swear by, hence there is a cameo of me in this piece (i didnt want to waste the shot)... let me know if you can point it out!

    oh one last thing...

    after all these years, i finally FINALLY got the epic crane processional shot that ive always dreamt of when i first picked up a camera and shot my first wedding.

    enjoy, and dont forget that it's ok to cry a little when watching this piece.


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    looking forward to meeting many of you in the near future as I will be speaking @:

    infocus // charleston; south carolina USA // jan 2012
    *thank you to my friends, colleagues + students alike for the wonderful reception given to me*

    exposed down under // sydney; australia // early july 2012
    myw returns to Australia for the first time in 2 years.

    mayad academy // boracay; philipines // late july 2012
    myw is honoured to share the stage alongside some of Philippines top event/broadcast talent.

    FULL 2012 educational schedule will be continuously updated throughout the year.

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  2. Set out to film myself riding in the rain but the second I got outside the rain let up. Got to jump around in some puddles and do a few little tricks. Severely messed myself up on one trick while foolishly not wearing my helmet. WEAR YOUR HELMET! Hope you guys like it!

    (shot and edited in 5 hours)

    Camera: 5D MkII
    Lenses: Canon 50mm 1.4, Sigma 70-200mm 2.8, Canon 16-35mm 2.8
    Song: Efterklang - "Raincoats"
    Website: paperfortressfilms.com

    # vimeo.com/12349553 Uploaded 21K Plays / / 38 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  3. This is short film directed by Gavin Kelly ( piranhabar.ie ) I worked on a while ago called "Avatar Days". What makes this one special is the fact that it was filmed, vfx'ed and comped all in just 4 days. It was made as part of the "4 day Film" catagory in the Darklight Film Festival.

    It follows 4 MMORPG players taking about their online persona's. As they tell their stories we see them go about their everyday lives against the mundane backdrop of city life...but as their Avatars.

    There was a team of people on this with director Gavin Kelly leading the troupe. I worked on the 3d characters along with John O' Connell and Will Sharkey.

    John O' Connell was 3D Lead.


    Directed by Gavin Kelly
    Produced by David Burke
    Production manager Marc Long
    Director Of Photography Fergal O' Hanlon
    Editors Paul Giles, Damien O' Connell
    3D Animation Lead John O' Connell
    3D Animation Will Sharkey, Cormac Kelly
    RED Camera Kindly Supplied by "The Production Depot"
    Music by Steve Lynch at StellarSound
    Digital Transfer Technial Assistant Cathal McHugh
    Compositing Arron Ingles, Declan MacErlane

    Ex Piranhabarian Fabricio Lima features as a World of Warcraft obsessed interviewee on this one also!

    Work completed at Piranhabar.

    For more bits I worked on check out:

    # vimeo.com/12018667 Uploaded 109K Plays / / 50 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  4. A short film about Japfest 2010, the biggest Japanese car show in the UK.

    # vimeo.com/12012399 Uploaded 31.3K Plays / / 38 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  5. facebook.com/darklightstudios.fr


    Dans un futur proche, l'humanité utilise des modules permettant d'acquérir temporairement toutes sortes de connaissances. Mais cette révolution technologique cache de bien sombres secrets...


    In a near future, humanity uses modules allowing to acquire temporarily all kinds of knowledge. But this technological revolution hides some dark secrets...

    Équipe technique:

    Réalisé par: Clément et Valentin BOYER
    Écrit par: Valentin BOYER, Clément BOYER, Arthur JEGO, Maël JEGO, Franck CHAVERNAC, Pierre-Olivier BAUDINO, Julien GRAMAGE et Elodie SAURA
    Directeur de la Photographie: Clément BOYER
    Montage: Valentin BOYER
    Avec: Arthur JEGO, Julien GRAMAGE, Maël JEGO, Pierre-Olivier BAUDINO, Franck CHAVERNAC, Perceval JEGO, Clément BOYER, Pierre VERGEAT, Elodie SAURA, Dominique JEGO & Mathilde JEGO

    Histoire du Court-Métrage:

    Court-métrage réalisé pour un cours de Futurologie en 3ème année de Licence Cinéma à  l'Université Montpellier III Paul Valéry.

    History of the short film:

    Short film, made for a course of Futurology at the University of Montpellier III Paul Valéry.


    Canon EOS 7D
    Canon 10-22 f/3.5-4.5
    Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8
    Canon 50mm f/1.8
    Canon 70-200mm L f/4
    Fader ND 67mm
    Glidecam HD-2000
    Trépied Velbon 7000
    Fond Vert Walimex 150x200cm

    # vimeo.com/11950316 Uploaded 21.6K Plays / / 28 Comments Watch in Couch Mode


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