UPDATE 3—10-10-2017: A lot of changes happened. Added new shots from other projects.
Thank you Reza, Carmen and Gary for participating.
Thank you to my friends who appeared in this. Thank you, Clark Rhee for composing the amazing score!
And special thanks to my brother Nuk for helping me and BMD for allowing me to use the 4.6k! Thank you Long, Jon, Fazeema!
Variety of different "styles" (aka grades).
All RAW in 4.6K in a mix of 4:1 and 3:1.
"Until the Silence Speaks" By Clark Rhee
Sigma 18-35mm Art 1.8
Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro (old, non usm).
BMD Shoulder Rig | Letus Helix Gimbal (no tripod).
Directed, Shot & Edited by Lawson Lewis. Song Produced by Torsten Stenzel.
Shot and edited this simple Lyric video for an upcoming artist in Antigua & Barbuda. It was shot RAW on the Black Magic 4K Production Camera. Graded in Davinci Resolve and edited in Premiere and After Effects.
"Vertigo was shot on the twin island nation of Antigua & Barbuda in 2014 during one of the longest dry spells the islands have seen in the last two decades, creating some locations that were never before possible to shoot in. A totally dried up Dam and Salt Pond exposing their parched, cracked beds. Also the Hall’s lands which encompasses some of the most beautiful expanses of grasslands in Antigua. These locations were visually perfect to metaphorically represent what we had in mind for the video.
Our protagonist finds himself miraculously beating the odds in the face of extreme adversity and sees this as a sign that he is destined to continue on to his final destination. He sets out on a journey “of life”, a journey that takes him in search for his ultimate plateau which still remains only a dream.
I think that many people will be able to relate to the song in their own way as it’s ultimately about the universal struggle, that every person has with themselves about the reason for their existence in the universe and if they will achieve that purpose which they were ultimately put on earth to do. A struggle that we often, do not admit that we have to anyone else, but ourselves.
From a visual point of view, I wanted to achieve a few things. Show parts of the island that most of us have never seen from this perspective and may never see from this perspective again. To create what I call a sense of fictional reality. To take Justin out of the typical tropical island Caribbean setting because we are much bigger than we sometimes think we are."