Mirror 2 Mirror Production

  1. Say You'll Be Mine performed by Captain Morgan's Revenge
    Jim Morgan (Rok Žurga), Uncle Sigi (Žiga Vovko), Suzana Jurečič

    Video produced by:
    Mirror 2 Mirror Production - http://www.m2mproduction.com

    Directed by: Vital Butinar - http://www.fb.com/vital.butinar
    Director of photography: Leya Marinčič - http://www.fb.com/leya.marincic

    Produced by: Vital Butinar, Leya Marinčič, Miloš Krsmanović

    1st assistant director: Iza Kokoravec
    Production assistant: Miha Hajdu
    Production manager: Katarina Celarc
    Gaffer: Borut Perme

    Makeup artist: Lea Behek

    Shot in Ljubljana on 21.1.2018

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  2. A Mirror 2 Mirror Production - http://www.m2mproduction.com
    Facebook - https://www.fb.com/mirror2mirrorproduction/

    We got the idea for this video last summer when we came across the song and really liked it and since we're both passionate kizomba dancers and we were already looking for and interesting kizomba song for a show we recorded a couple of shots and tried to edit it together but since we didn't have a choreography it was really tough.
    So this summer we figured why not make a choreography and make a cool dance video since we both really like the cinematography businesses and wanted to learn more about it. So I learned all I could about film-making and started writing the script and after we found the perfect locations I was able to define the type of shots I wanted. Then we figured out what we wanted our wardrobe to look like and what the make up was going to be since Leya is a make-up artist and loved the idea of making something movie like.
    After figuring out the choreography and everything else we started filming at all the pre-scouted locations.
    The whole video was shot by only the two of us accept for one scene where we had to enlist help from two of our friends. One to be the focus puller and the second to keep the bounce light on Leya's face.
    All in all I think everything worked out pretty great. We were able to stick to the script with most of the shots and added a few additional that really came in handy in the editing process.
    When I started editing I actually saw how our knowledge was growing because the most recent shots were shot better then the ones shot at the beginning. This actually gave me some problems when color correcting because I made some mistakes with the white balance and exposure at the beginning that I was more alert to later.

    So here it is our first dance video and thank you for watching.

    A dance video by Vital Butinar & Leya Marinčič

    Some information about the making of the video:

    1. pre-production: it took us about 10 days for
    - creating the choreography,
    - finding filming locations that would work (good lighting conditions),
    - figuring out the wardrobe and makeup

    2. production: about 60 hours of filming
    - framing the shots,
    - finding well light angles,
    - checking the blocking & tailoring the choreography to the specific shot,
    - rehearsing the scenes.

    3. post-production: about 45 hours of editing and coloring
    - finding the best take,
    - aligning the takes,
    - finding the best cut,
    - inserting the story scenes,
    - color correcting the shots to match one another,
    - color grading,
    - recording foley,
    - editing sound,
    - creating the titles & credits.

    Things that we have learned during the making of this video:
    - always have a choreography and know it so you can change stuff to fit the shot,
    - prepare the scratch music before shooting and edit in some beeps at the beginning and finish so you can easily align the shots,
    - have your slate in the shot before starting recording so first image is always the scene and shot info (really handy for editing),
    - don't forget about the audio (since you need the scratch audio),
    - don't mess up the white balance because you'll hit yourself on the head while color correcting,
    - finding good light locations is key but still need to use a reflector for bounce light,
    - don't forget that you're filming in 19:9 but are going to crop to 2.35:1 so leave head room so that you can crop or you'll have a problem in post,
    - when doing wide shots or close-ups of the face always sketch blocking on the ground with choke so that you stay in focus,
    - record the close-ups of the feet first then draw on the ground,
    - don't forget the from one scene to the next where the light is coming from because shadows are important,
    - decide on the look of the color grading and titles in pre-production so that you don't run into a wall while editing,
    - write a detailed script and do a story board but don't worry about changing it as log as continuity still works and the shot is better,
    - remember to mark whatever you changed and mark what you've already shot.

    Things I wish I would have done differently:
    - had more camera movement,
    - nailed the white balance and exposure a little bit better in some shots,
    - figuring out the color grading in pre-production,
    - planing foley sound better in pre-production,
    - organizing the script a little better (how story & choreography interact).

    Things that worked out great:
    - location lighting,
    - the beeps in the scratch audio,
    - scene blocking and choke marks,
    - shallow depth of field,
    - filming late at night to minimize people,
    - using a slate and scratch audio,
    - recording foley sound.

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  3. Mirror 2 Mirror Production - http://www.m2mproduction.com

    Produced, directed & edited by
    Leya Marinčič - http://www.fb.com/leya.marincic
    Vital Butinar - http://www.fb.com/vital.butinar

    This dance video is more of a dance short film a sort of dance video with a little story.
    It was shoot over a couple of days on locations on the Italian coast and Slovenian coast.

    The entire video was completely produced only by Leya & Vital witch could be challenging since both of us were behind the camera and also in front of it.

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  4. Dance video Tribute to Atif Aslam by Raqs Roshni Dance Troupe

    It was amazing shooting a dance video on two amazing locations in only one day and it was only possible because of all the people who came and helped us out with their great energy.

    Performance by: Sylvia Valentine, Eva Štruc, Urška Kovač - Raqs Roshni Dance Troupe (Slovenija, Europe)
    https://www.fb.com/SylviaEvaDance/

    Project Initiator & dance mentor: Sylvia Valentine
    https://www.fb.com/sylvia.valentine.5

    Choreography by: Leena Patel - LPL Productions (UK)
    https://www.fb.com/LeenaPatelDance/
    https://www.fb.com/LPLProductions/

    Video by:
    Production: Mirror 2 Mirror Production (Slovenija, Europe) - http://www.m2mproduction.com
    Facebook Page - https://www.fb.com/mirror2mirrorproduction/

    Directed by: Vital Butinar
    https://www.fb.com/vital.butinar/

    Produced by: Leya Marinčič
    https://www.fb.com/leya.marincic/

    Production Assistants: Iza Kokoravec & Žiga Ašič

    Photography by: Črt Piksi - Galeria piksi.work
    https://www.fb.com/piksi.work/

    Make-up: Maja Ašič
    https://www.fb.com/majcimajaa

    Lighting technician: Tomo Hrovat

    Extras:
    Danijela Mijatovič
    Prabh Amar Deep Singh
    Tina Zdovc
    Anja Hofbauer
    Iztok Žužek
    Shahid Arshad
    Vijay Krishnamurthy
    Pankaj Pareek

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  5. Baby Doll, Bollywood Meets Tease Dance

    Choreography by: Leja Potočnik - https://www.fb.com/leja.potocnik

    Video by
    Production: Mirror 2 Mirror Production - http://www.m2mproduction.com
    Facebook - https://www.fb.com/mirror2mirrorproduction/

    Directed by: Vital Butinar - https://www.fb.com/vital.butinar/
    Production Manager: Leya Marinčič - https://www.fb.com/leya.marincic/

    # vimeo.com/202388058 Uploaded 366 Plays 0 Comments

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