All Soul's Day & Dia de los Muertos celebrations in the southern state of Oaxaca are unlike any other. The local reverence for these dates exudes affecting energy—bewitching the rest of the world. The already densely packed cemeteries in and around Oaxaca City swell with a juxtaposition of heavy hearts, and glory! Gifts, decorations, embellishments, visitors, and mourners spill out, and into the cemeteries' surroundings and avenues. For two nights, a rousing carnival atmosphere absorbs Oaxaca.
Follow a spirited, young soul as she comes back to visit, and celebrate All Souls Day & Dia de los Muertos—from Panteón Municipal de Tlacolula, tianguis en Tlacolula, onto Xoxocotlán, San Felipe del Agua, Oaxaca de Juarez and inside the marvel of Panteón General.
This train is located 13 miles south of downtown Orlando it is sitting on an abandoned railroad just next to the Amtrak railroad. It was an excellent place to really test out the Kessler cineslider.
As you will see at the very end of the movie the ghost shows his face.
I shot this film with the Sony EX1 and the Letus Ultimate in 1280 x 720 24p.
I color graded each shot with After Effects CS5 and Premiere Pro CS5
For lenses I used a Nikon 24mm f2.0, Nikon 50mm f1.4 and a Nikon 135mm f2.0
As for dolly I used my Cineslider from Kessler Crane.
Skateistan: To Live And Skate Kabul is a beautifully shot film that
follows the lives of a group of young skateboarders in Afghanistan. Operating against the backdrop of war and bleak prospects, the Skateistan charity project is the world’s first co-educational skateboarding school, where a team of international volunteers work with girls and boys between the ages of 5 and 17, an age group largely untouched by other aid programmes.
All shot with Letus 35 Extreme and a Sony V1U. Nikon 35-70 lens used. First attempt using LEX! The music is from Tim Story "Her Cathedral". I added a vignette with darker and blurry corners to some shots in post. I hope to get out and shoot another one soon. Video production is what I do, but mostly for clients, so shooting this type of thing for "fun" is not something I can do too often.