Já nas primeiras trocas de email, antes mesmo de conhecê-los pessoalmente, eu já sabia que o casamento da Lídia e do Ricardo seria fantástico.
Quando nós chegamos a Pousada Quintas da Paz , em Itaipava, não tivemos a menor dúvida. Alguma coisa no ar confirmava o que pressentíamos. E foi, realmente, incrível de se testemunhar.
Nas palavras da Lídia: “Perfeito. Tudo perfeito.”
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Just because it's Christmas - And at Christmas ...
This is a short story of the lonely robot celebrating holidays.
Primavera - Spring (season) in Italian
Set of "Making Of" photos can be found here with the comments:
I took days off from Christmas to New Year and planned to make
a short film in Yosemite, but then I saw this little robot and thought
it would be more interesting to use him in the story. Besides there are
many robots on this planet who always spend holidays alone.
Then I watched the original movie once again with all the comments from
its director Andrew Stanton (for inspiration). I listed a few scenes,
which I wanted to shoot, scribbled some storyboards ( they are really like scribbles
from 3 year old kid, but turned out to be very useful) and started off.
I started filming it right on the day after Christmas by driving to Yosemite,
and then spent many more snowy weekends in Tahoe and Yosemite making
all these shots one by one. Some of the shots involved hiking, skiing and
even snowshoeing. Not that they were required, but just
because I like all of that.
I even flew this little robot to Alaska, not sure if he enjoyed it though:
One morning we stopped to make one shot on the way to Exit Glacier.
It was 7'F outside, that's super cold, so his battery was dying every minute
and I had to carry him to the car to heat him up after each take.
At that moment I thought that it would be much more interesting to shoot
video of me struggling with not-so-cooperative robot, freezing temperatures
and all the things which I have not done before but eager to learn.
Thanks to Gogaren, Uma, Zoran and Zorana for ideas,
feedback and for dropping the robot from the cliff ( with parachute ),
to Adam for the snow.
Thomas Noesner, our DoP, was in New York for a Mercedes shoot. Right after the job, he took his camera and strolled through the bustling streets of „The City“. While screening the pictures of a drummer in the tube station, I had the idea of creating a „remix“ of the recorded drum sequence to use it as a soundtrack for the film. That´s when our sounddesigner Toussaint came into play... We simply composed a track around the drum beat of this guy. Some of the clips have also been used for the opening titles of Brad Pitt's "World War Z". So watch and listen to The Beat of New York!
My girlfriend and me spent a day in Maastricht. Actually the main reason was the architecture of a stunning hotel inside a cathedral: the Kruisherenhotel. So we booked in there for a night and I shot for half an hour, before we went to dinner. The room was already a mess, so I couldn´t take any long shots... Tripod would have been nice, too - but anyway: the trip was meant for holiday, not for filming...