“KNOCKOUT” WEB SERIES

Posted: December 16, 2014 in Videography

I shot this web series in Toronto Canada in the winter of 2012. According to producer/writer Jonelle Joseph, “KNOCKOUT takes 3 participants who have been Knocked down and builds them into Knock Out’s. They’re granted 4 mentors who take them on a 28 day all encompassing competitive life makeover.”

It was 12-day grueling shoot, but working with like-minded professional like DP Sarah Moffat, made the experience worthwhile. We shot using Canon DLSRs and L-series lenses.

A short while ago, I tested out the new 4k Panasonic GH4 camera in Washington Square Park, NYC.  I wanted to see how the GH4’s 4k output matches with the 2x anamorphic lenses.  Currently, the best output from this camera is a 3.55:1 ratio compare to 4:3 Arri Alexa which outputs a true 2.35:1 anamorphic ratio.

The combination of the anamorphic lenses with the GH4 was a good surprise.  Even at 3.55 the footage appear quite pleasing.  I will be posting more tests in the coming weeks.

We completed shooting for a trailer for our upcoming feature film, An American Dream.  We shot around New York City and Eastern Long Island.  We’re finalizing the script and will commence photography in March 2014, for a fall 2014 release.

 

We’re back in NYC to test our Red MX digital camera and anamorphic lenses for the upcoming feature film.  We’ll shooting around Manhattan and Roosevelt Island.  photo-2 photo-4 photo-5 photo

IISS Proof of Concept

Posted: May 23, 2013 in Pre/PostProduction

For the last few years, the Skoz Films team has been working to adapt a novel for the big screen.  IISS is a proof-of-concept we created to please the investors.  However, due to creative differences, we’re no longer associated with this movie.  Watch the clip on youtube. iiss

On August 2nd, 2012, my crew and I shot a music video for Punjabi artist Deep Jandu in the GTA area.  We shot using anamorphic/Canon lenses and utilized a 20-ft crane operated by industry veteran jib/steadicam Op. Bryan Trieb.  It was a 16-hour shoot but fun as usual.

On July 23, 2012, I shot a music video on Red Epic using Lomo Anamorphic lenses.  It was quite an intense shoot, as 95% of it was handheld.  After the 1st hour, the Epic setup began to feel like a 20-pound rock on my shoulder:)  The shoot involved me running in the woods, jumping in a creek and dodging traffic as we shot guerilla on city streets.  We started at 5am and wrapped 9pm.  Another fun day!  More details about the shoot will be posted soon.