As Ernest Hemingway rightly said: "If there is heaven on Earth, it's here, it's here, it's here..."
It has been an Honor, a Privilege and a Pleasure...working on this Magnificent, Remarkable project down here in my home town in Key West, Florida. To film this cinematic documentary, it was a one time opportunity in life. I feel very lucky and proud to be the one to do this. Spending hundreds of hours, filming time lapses mostly around sunsets and night times, flying and filming with my drones, and taking thousands of analog and digital photos, capturing 4K RAW 'future - proof" footage made this project a very unique experience. Every each time I entered this place, I felt a very strong energy running in between these huge tall walls...I could see the class rooms, the teachers, the students, I could see history...something extraordinary. Sometimes I could hear the sound of books, pencils and a laugh of children...and the magic school bus arriving...
Thank you for this wonderful journey and opportunity for everyone, who helped me to make this film possible, the City of Key West, Burke Construction Group, Inc.,Bender and Associates Architects, P.A and Special thanks for David Hahn!
Welcome to the new City Hall!
This little short is a reminder. Everything and everybody will RETURN. No matter who you are, no matter what you have and how much...,I promise, YOU WILL RETURN.
This is her last view and memories...maybe...maybe not...she slowed down, taking it very slow, another breath of fresh air...and what a peaceful view...that is all she wants...
All shots were filmed with the Sony FS700 in Super Slow motion in 2K resolution. Color correction and editing was done in Davinci Resolve 11.
Used Canon and Nikon lenses with Metabones adapters and Speedbosters.
This is a short film series about Key West, Florida, the place where everything moves ON KEY WEST TIME...even the clock...this is episode #1.
All shots were filmed with the Sony FS 700 in super slow motion / 240 frame/second. Most shots were recorded in 2K, some in 4K with the Odyssey 7Q+ in raw. The raw is uncompressed Cinema DNG files, they are HUGE, but the original quality is just fantastic! The dynamic range of the colors are unbelievable!
Color correction and editing was done in Davinci Resolve 11, whaaaaa, what a terrific software!
Audio / music was created by me as well on my "old rusty" Beatthang and on the Roland Gaia synthesizer. I love keyboards a lot, so I figured why not making the soundtrack for this short film.
Used a Canon EF 14mm, 1:2:8 and Nikon 80-200 1:2:8 lenses with Metabones adapters and Speedbosters.
It's been a real fun and pleasure to use the Sony FS 700 with the Odyssey 7Q+, I believe this combination is a perfect mach.
This short film is available to license at http://www.zoltanfilms.com
In just two short afternoon playing around with my favorite Blackmagic Pocket Cinema camera shooting my adorable kids, Zoli & Zolina while they having fun in a park.
Used a Metabones Speed Booster with Nikon 35mm lens, just whacking around...
Graded with Film Convert, uploaded in Apple Prores format.
Music by JJ Heller - I get to be the one