Monthly Archives: March 2011

THE STUPID FOOL’ S VIDEO

El necio.

Miguel (30) is a man who hysterically is trying to kill himself. When he receives a message on his batman-cel he regret it and decided not to do it. But, life has kept him a little surprise for him.

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The Stupid Fool’s Poster

Siempre me ha gustado mucho el arte pop del cine clásico de Hollywood. Por ser mi primer corto quisé hacer un guiño a este arte. Diego Peñuela, diseñó el poster sobre un fotograma de la película.

This poster was designed by Diego Peñuela for my first fiction-short I directed and wrote. It is call: El necio (The stupid fool) and it is quite of an odd for many stupid fools I had met in my life. But, not to take seriously, just a bit of black humor.

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BANDERA (FLAG): OFFICIAL VIDEOCLIP FOR ATERCIOPELADOS

Les presento BANDERA del disco RÍO de Aterciopelados. Una aclaración: el indigena que camina se llama Maya y es un hombrecito, para los que piensan que porque lleva faldita es una niña : ) GOZO PODEROSO:

Maya, an immigrant begins a trip throughout the world. In this trip, many barriers will interfere in his way. However his will and determination will let him pass through this obstacles and boarders to finally claim the place that belongs to him, like to any human being of this world.

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Color Script Test: Last Part

Muchas de las pruebas que uno hace antes de definir cómo va a verse la escena que sale en pantalla se quedan detrás del telón. Como este color script y secuencia para la última parte del video, en la que Maya corre a través de un laberinto bastante simbólico y alusivo a muchas de los signos que nos señalan como inmigrantes o tercermundistas, hasta que al final descubrimos que es un laberinto de palabras. Sin embargo, antes de llegar a lo que ustedes más adelante verán en el video, habíamos pensado la secuencia que está arriba.

Much of the things that you do behind a project never come to light. Like this one. It was the first color test and ideas for the last part of the video but at the end we only kept the flags and the labyrinth. However, I really enjoy doing this first tests and that is why I publish them here.

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Flag: Color Script

Aquí está uno de mis color script favoritos. Esto sucede en el intermedio 2 de la canción cuando Andrea canta:

¿Quién me limita

este mi planeta

si soy tercermundista 

y empacó mis maletas?

This is the color test for the second part of the video. We chose a palette that was very colorful but controlled at the same time. For this sequence in particular the difficulty was the change on the illumination and the color transition, before and after the torch got into the scene.

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Bandera’s color palette

This was the color script I did for the different “Mayas” during his journey. At the beginning I change Maya’s color dress like a hundred of times until I get with the green. After that, the challenge was to adjust the green for each of the transformations that happens to Maya during his travel.

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GLOBO – VIDEO

Este fue el primer videoclip en animación que hicimos con Diego Peñuela y yo. Pasamos dos meses pintando todo el día, escuchando nuestra música favorita por  épocas y sobretodo, experimentando con el óleo a mano! Es un camello! En intermedios nos inspirábamos mirando el trabajo del ruso Alexander Petrov, uno de los grandes maestros de la animación con oléo a mano. El hombre trabaja como un “ruso” literalmente. Al final de los dos intensos meses en GLOBO, pequeño pero muy divertido trabajo, entendimos porque Petrov tiene que entrar en el hospital durante 15 días cada vez a inyectarse suero cada vez que termina un trabajo. EnjoY!!!

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Ballon englobado

Globo is a very small story about a Balloon fish who never went out of his cave. It is made completly with oleum and using hands, even in the smallest details. Me and my partner, Diego Peñuela who is an illustrator himself, always love this tecnique. Specially because we are big fans of Alexsandr Petrov’s work. Originally the idea was to made a fairy tale with Ballom and a ballerina fish that make him out of the cave. But we didn’t have time enough, so the dancer fish never saw the light. Although we end up doing the first sentence of the script: This is the story of a fish balloom that never went out of his cave. Because the complex of the technique we spent two months to create this clip as fluid as possible, specially because we had to control the form of the circle body and the spines had to move in the same direction one after another. Really funny!

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Kids on the road 9

Debo decir que mi héroe favorito no es precisamente Spiderman. Por el contrario, me parece un poco lelo y aburrido. Demasiado políticamente correcto, tal vez. Sin embargo, las botas de este niño, dos tallas más grandes, eran demasiado llamativas en él.

Esta foto, como todas las que tienen el título “Kids on the road” o “Niños por la carretera” hacen parte de una serie en la que empecé a trabajar desde que estoy tomando fotos hace seis años. La idea, es simple: jugar. Y creo que cuando una de las grandes ventajas que uno experimenta al estar detrás del ojo de una cámara es desaparecer. Al retratar niños, se logra una experiencia aún más allá: y es que a ellos realmente no les importa que les tomes una foto, así hagan “poses”. Para ellos uno es tan ajeno como puedo serlo una cámara, y por eso la espontaneidad es absoluta. Simplemente, es.

Seguiré posteando más de estas fotos en mis próximos paraderos.

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Kids on the road 8

A friend of mine Sergio Salgado, a while ago is working in a project of founding a library in Cazucá. One of the rough parts of Bogotá and where all kids have to travel hundred of kilometers to go to school. The picture was during a workshop we were doing with the kids. If you are interested in know more about this project, you can visit their website here: http://unabibliotecaparacazuca.blogspot.com/

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