This was made by Krypton Films in Lisbon. I edited this on early October and had quite a surprise when we showed this to the Agency and to the client. No changes were made to the whole project since it left my hands ;) Cool!
This was made with Krypton Productions in August 2009, also a Lisbon based Production that contacted me to edit this ad by the director Augusto Fraga.
This ad was quite the challenge for me because it was a conversation between 3 actors that had to fit in 35 seconds. To me, the long shots were so beautiful and smooth that the obvious perfect version would be 45 to 50 seconds, which in Portugal is basically impossible to do.
I did this at the beggining of the year for Chocolate Filmes, a Lisbon based Advertising Productions that invited me to work with the Director Silvério do Canto as an editor and soundtrack composer.
The ad is a real-estate program that wants to bring people to a certain part of Lisbon by giving financial benefits to those who decide to move there. Because it is a fairly suburban part of Lisbon people don´t really know what it is about, so the ad manages to show how little people know about the word "Arremprar" which in english is something like "Buyent" or Buy + Rent. This way, the ad works as an interview to strangers, beginning with the teasers where people try to answer to the question "What´s Arremprar?" and moving to what "Arremprar" means.
This is my latest project with the rock band Blind Charge.
Blind Charge are a group of well accomplished talented musicians from Oporto, Portugal. They´ve been playing for some years now and finally managed to get them selves promoted and distributed by PoisonTree Records.
Smurf, Telmo, Marcio and Puff are the stars of this project. While they were working on the song Mr. Ocean, they approached me with the idea of making the release of the single at the same time as the Video. But since the Video was delayed almost 2 months from the deadline the premiere was made online and on a popular Portuguese TV Station.
So, with no further delay, this is Blind Charge with Mr. Ocean.
This is a Video-Clip I did for my good friends Davide, Pedro and Rimm, a.k.a. Chemical Wire.
The concept of the video is actually very simple. Chemical Wire have been working on their debut album, hoping to be released soon, so they wanted a Music Video to go with the debut package.
Since it´s their debut album I thought they could assume themselves as they are in the present, contradicting the aspects of an emerging, top-selling band, that are bands that gamble their image into something they really aren´t.
So, keeping the idea of "Roots" in mind, I wanted them to perform at their best in their own space, their room of sound, their studio.
So, with limited material, we managed to get a single light in the totally dark room and play around as they rocked all day and all night long.
I hope you like it!
P.S. - Thank you to Davide for posting the video on vimeo. I haven´t managed to get the time to upload through my vimeo user, but it´s all the same. Thank´s again!
NO RULE is an experimental documentary about cinema.
Having as the base of the narrative guitar composition by António Vale da Conceição, this movie stands on a group of premises that lead to the understanding that cinema has NO RULE, thus it´s tittle. The ongoing experience of three directors on how to compose a movie based on soundtracks leads us to the conclusion that there is no concrete method to explore the cinematographic expression as the art of story telling. Having it´s base in music, this movie explores short-stories, musical interpretations and conversations with various artists from Macau.
For information on the Cast & Crew, check out the info on the Trailer videos at Vimeo.
This is a documentary that stands along side with the phrase: "So many people without a house, so many houses with out people". Exploring this premiss, the documentary is about the people´s view of this phrase and relating it to Oporto´s homeless people problem and the difficulty of obtaining a house today. Interviewing real state agents, common people and an Ocupa - a person who occupies abandoned houses - the film engages people to question the politics practiced today guided by Capitalism and Profit making above all other principals. This project was made by António Vale da Conceição, André Melo, Carlos Monteiro, Thomas Barnstorf and Samuel Oliveira in 2006.
These are three illustrations I did from the passing week.
To explain, the first one is an illustration of an untitled poem by Maria Camps. The second one is also an illustration of a poem by Filipa Leal called "Escrevia à Mão a Cidade" - "Wrote the city by hand".
The last illustration is called the "A viagem do arquitecto" - "The arquitects Voyage".
This is a documentary mande in 2007 by me, Ana Vasquez, André Melo and Leonor Azeredo. The film is about the life, or no-life, of a famous street in Oporto - Rua da Fábrica (Factory Street). It mainly concentrates on the old romantic hotel Grande Hotel Paris which by comparison to the testimonial of shoppers and old café men establishes the time gap between memories and the present. Verdes Anos - The Green Years - remotes to the analogy of the young years of Rua da Fábrica, portrayed today, it´s Winter Life.
"O Monstro" (The Monster) is my latest musical project. It is a solo project based on a classic acoustic guitar and singing. It´s still very premature, very young. But you can soon expect some more songs. Oh, I forgot to mention, this is a Portuguese spoken group of love songs, because of the instrument melody which is inspired in portuguese folk compositions.
Transgressão, or in English Transgression, was a sight Specific project I did in 2004/2005, for a an Arts subject I did at school. The concept behind the Optical Illusion, on this scaled version of the sculpture, was to reach out for people with my eyes. The eyes display an agressive mood, almost judging those to whom they stare. In fact, this look wanted to provoke people. The objective was to make people feel unconfortable as the eyes would follow them around (thus the optical illusion). Now, the tittle Transgression was the short name for "The Moral Transgression of the State". In context, it means that the piece aimed to judge those who are passive towards the problems of one´s country, and on this case, a country called Portugal. Displaying various symbols that allude to Portugal, to the figure of Justice and to the book "Revolution", this piece states the opinion of those who are active towards the problem solving of one´s Country.
Although the videos show the Sculture, this piece was thought to be showed at the Serralves Museum Oporto. And being a sight-specific, it would have to blend and feel a part of the space. So, I thought of a way of preserving the mystery behind the optical illusion and making the sculpture a part of the museum. The white box you can see in the photos are also a scaled model of a cover of the sculpture. On two of the walls of the white cover, you can see that there´s a cut from where the public looks at the sculpture through a controlled viewers point, keeping the angles from where the optical illusion works and hiding the rest os the piece that does not work as an optical illusion.
The Project was well received by the Faculty, being part of the Annual Exhibition and on other Art Student Shows.
This is a little piece I did for School in 2004. The purpose of this work was to explore Stop Motion Animation in its most primitive way, and to work with textures through light. I used a SONY HandyCam, a piece of A3 drawing paper and a little piece of Carbon Eraser, that I snatched from a friend of mine, André Costa. So, you could say he was the Co-Producer ;) I wanted to share this not because of it´s relevance but because I found it to be a pleasing aesthetic approach with no post-production work, what so ever.
This is a movie I worked on with Silverio do Canto Moniz, the same director of Nomads. It is an advert to appeal people against the practices of Human Trafficking and Forced Prostitution. The overall result was fantastic, specially because this project was made with no money at all, simply with the good will of everyone who worked on it. I did this when I was an intern at the very cool Publicity and Advertising Company República das Bananas, or in English, Banana Republic. Check them out, they have alot of reels and directors working for them so you can see alot of the work done there.
I contributed to this film with the Editing, Soundtrack, Narration and some Visual Special FX. The editing was made, also, with Nuno Pires, the Post-Production Chief at República das Bananas.
This is a short-film I did in 2007 for the 1st edition of the 4.40 Film Festival.
According to the rules, I had a theme which I had to use 2 elements: a camera and a disappearance. So, this little piece called the "The Deceit Camera 5000" is the story of a photographer who invents the most powerful weapon in the world, the DC-5000, but doesn´t find any victims to hunt down... or does he? "Are there any fish in the sea?"
This is a trailer I did for the very excellent Film Director Silvério do Canto for his documentary called "Nomadas" wich means Nomads. It´s a documentary about the lives of those who seek the snow and have their lives linked to Snowboarding, Skiing and Winter living.
I contributed to this trailer with the Editing, Graphics and Soundtrack. The overall result was pretty much what the director wanted, so... I guess the mission was accomplished.
This is a movie I did in 2008, for the 2nd edition of a Film Festival called 4.40, which aimed for people to make 4 minute movies in 40 hours. I won a Distinction Prize from the Jury and the Publics Award aswell.
It´s a stop motion animation I did in about 10 hours about a Scissor and a Turn. This theme was presented to me by the Festivals organization.
This is my first post on the Ibekicos, which is a blog dedicated to show some of my work and also I´d like to call this a space of discussion over various subjects regarding arts, film, photography, music, design and literature.