Lights and composition. To look, see and capture. Whether its moving or still. It’s all about storytelling. Finding the perfect frames that tells the story. The story to be told. I believe that each frame of a shot should live on its own if you’d grab it out as a still image. I love to squees the borders finding the best frames.
Since I was a little kid through my father, I could always be on film sets, beside the camera, and around the people who are working beside it. I was always fascinated by the things I have seen out there. I spent more time on sets probably then on vacation. I had the chance to watch them working and to learn as much as it was possible from a young age.
I started as a trainee, clapper, did loading and focus pulling for quite a long period. Also worked in post-production, did colour grading.
I like dealing with people, like the procedure of building up the best shot, scene.
Film making is a team work, your work means nothing without the other ones’s. You have to respect this.
When I am not filming I am wandering around with my still camera searching for stories. Stories to be told.
On the other half I love gastronomy and travelling. After a hard day’s of work, or just wandering around at a lovely place taking pictures, having a nice decent meal and a lovely glass of wine, probably two, celebrates the day. But please…no coriander! Chili, yes!
And one last thought. Never forget the people, family around you whom are supporting you in this crazy business. You rely on them more than you think. Just as they do on you.