Thursday, December 27, 2012

Busy, busy December

Wow I knew this month was going to be a busy one with work, the holidays and traveling but I never expected it to be this busy!. I haven't been able to write on the blog. I was dying to write my next post.

Well first thing first, I want to wish all my followers a merry Xmas and happy holidays. I hope everyone is enjoying their holidays next to their love ones. I been so busy with photo shoots, currently filming for a documentary. Very exciting month. Definitely prepare for the new year.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Love what you do, do what you love.

With Elizabeth Mesa (Model) going over final stuff before our photo shoot yesterday.

Yesterday was a very exciting day for our team. We wrapped our "Fall Couture" photo shoot! It was such a exciting project and the final product was just awesome!. Can't wait to get started on the next one!

Alex Zapata -Producer/Director/Cinematographer

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Getting ready for production

Shooting a movie often leads to long, tiring hours. Be sure to eat healthy food and get enough sleep before production begins. You'll need as much energy as you can muster.

Alex Zapata (Producer, Director, Editor)

Filmmakers tip of the day #1

If possible, shoot any establishing shots, nondescript insert shots, and special effects shots after you complete principal photography (shooting any shots that involve the main actors).

Monday, November 19, 2012

Passion for what we do

"Love what you do, do what you love"

Director Alex Zapata, Photographer Ismael "Lima" Rosario

Be creative

"I wanted to say that as a filmmaker you don't always do what is considered "the norm". Anyone can do what Hollywood does, remake old old movies or rehash the same tired formulas. It takes a "Maverick" to go after the "uncomfortable" films or the "unusual" projects that touch you in a different way. I feel I am one of those filmmakers." -Alex Zapata (Producer/Director/Editor)

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Final Cut Pro or Adobe After effects?

For all you video editors out there. Which workflow you guys enjoy better? Final Cut Pro? or Adobe Premiere Pro? I personally like Adobe Premiere Pro when working on bigger projects (Short, Documentary etc...) 

Editor Alex Zapata