Here’s my last film. Shot entirely with Nikon D800 and Lumix GH2.
Tags: Documentary, Economy, Great Depression, Recession, RUSSIA-1
I’m proud to announce that the international filmmaking effort called “PLANET OF BABEL” which I was lucky to initiate has come to a successful ending. The documentary will be aired by RUSSIA-1 on Wednesday, January 31. It exposes the ethical roots of the Global Economic Depression and provides an inside look at the current crisis through the eyes of the ordinary people from all over the globe.
Tags: Capitalism, Documentary, Don't Cry For Your Hair, Hair, Neoliberalism, Russia
I just realized I completely forgot to mention that in September when I was so busy working on PLANET OF BABEL. Meanwhile my previous documentary “DON’T CRY FOR YOUR HAIR” deserved a special honorary mention at Ionian International Digital Film Festival. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to be at the awards ceremony in person, but I greatly appreciate the attention and recognition it enjoyed. I was so impressed by the gratitude of the Greek people when we had been shooting there. One more time — here’s the link where you can watch Don’t Cry For Your Hair
Tags: Crisis, Depression, Documentary, DSLR, Economy, Film, GH2, Great Recession, Nikon D800, Planet of Babel, Russia, Syria, War
It might be a little premature to announce that but my new film called “PLANET OF BABEL” is in the final stage of production. I’ve just showed the final cut to our channel’s executives and hopefully after some minor revisions it will be aired by RUSSIA-1. We keep our fingers crossed. The film (as it was mentioned in earlier posts) is telling the story of the Great Recession through the eyes of ordinary people all across the globe. It is raising questions of moral and ethical degradation caused by our today’s obsession with material wealth and institutionalized individualism.
We’ve been shooting this doc in collaboration with talented people from Europe, US and Asia. Everywhere we were met with open arms and people’s willingness to contribute. It would’ve been impossible to accomplish such a task traveling as a fully equipped tv-crew (given all the associated expenses), so this was the time when our DSLR techniques paid off well. I switched to Nikon D800 completely while my assistant Oleg Segeev was mostly operating the beautiful tiny (hacked) GH2. In my further posts I hope to share some experience as of how to produce a film comprising over 10 countries (from Greece and US to China and Syria) with only a lightweight bagpack and a tripod.
Tags: DSLR, GH2, PBS, Sound Of Vision
Tags: 20 Coop, Award, Docchallenge, Documentary, Film, Sound Of Vision
This wasn’t totally unexpected but our documentary produced by our team 20Coop has just one the last remaining award at the International Documentary Challenge Film Festival.
All in all we have 6 awards now. And here is the link to the film’s web site designed by Joe Vele