This is where you can follow my crazy adventures as I document what has
been left behind as well as street art, urban culture, underground
fashion or what ever other random shit I find. You can also visit my main website here.
FilmPosted by Roy Mar 21, 2013 10:44PM Spent last weekend shooting the first two days of 4 for a short drama piece. Was fun rigging the huge green screen studio over at STDH and pulling out two days of great shots and material. Next week we shoot all the car driving plates (backgrounds)
A petty car thief in a small Southern Ohio town gets involved in an underground game of life and death.
So I spent most of January in Columbus, Ohio working with director Nicholas Bushman on Union Furnace, a Thriller set in a small town where some will do anything for money. Was a good 23 day shoot and is now in post production. More info to be released soon.
Spent last week in New York and Boston but just before that had a quick stop over in Munich where I shot a video for the German bag company MCM. The video was shot parallel with their new collection which was being photographed by Camilla Åkrans. The 2 minute fashion film should be out just before Christmas and the images probably sooner. It was an awesome and quite unique production with full blown team and craziness. We shot the video in two formats spread over 4 cameras and 3 rigs. While some shot horizontally for the usual TV/Web format we had a second rig shoot vertically for store screens and other vertical media. Framing 9x16 instead of 16x9 was a new and interesting way to see video. Look forward to seeing some results soon.
FilmPosted by Roy Jun 30, 2011 11:14AM So yesterday was our second day here in Berlin and we already have met so many talented and interesting people. The day started with an small adventure in itself while we walked across the city from Alexanderplatz down into the heart of Kreuzberg to meet up with the talented Irish painter Alana Richards. We sat and talked about Berlins art scene and hype for a few hours in her awesome studio surrounded by her amazing oil paintings in progress.
After wrapping and saying goodbye to Alana it was time to grab a quick and delicious Dönner Kebab before we jumped on the tram back to Oranienburgerstraße and the famous Tacheles Kunsthaus to meet Bellarusian painter Alexander Rodin. Alexander is a bit of a legend in the area has been working from his large studio on the top floor of Tacheles since 2002. The vast scale and detail in his paintings just leaves you a bit baffled when you walk around his space with classic checkered floors and vaulted ceilings. We sat and talked with Alexander about the great inspiration and energy of Berlin and his battle to keep Tacheles alive as its under attack by a banking firm and the city to be demolished. After our chat we hung out for a bit while he painted and watched the steady stream of tourist coming in to browse his paintings.
Then it was time to get going again as we had a final interview booked with Jürgen Schwämmle on the other side of the city in Hermannplatz. So we jumped on the tram again for a quick trip back towards Kreuzberg again. We arrived at Jürgen's great studio space and shared a beer and some idle chat while we explored his awesome internet based/inspired collages. He went on to tell us about his travels and how Berlin stacked up against other large cities of the world with emphasis how the ugliness in architecture of cities like Berlin and Los Angeles were a key point of inspiration for him. We had a good discussion to round it off about Berlins political climate and how it was affecting the artists and the city.
At this point it was 10 pm and we had been running back and forth all over the city for a good 11 hours. Being physically exhausted we grab a few taxi's and shuttled ourselves back to the apartment to celebrate a great day with fabulous company. Today we re-energize and take vacation, tomorrow is a new day with new adventures planned. stay tuned, for now cheers!
FilmPosted by Roy May 31, 2011 04:29PM Just finished up 5 days in Gothenburg shooting a short film directed by Agnes Branting. Was a great team and long long days but we got it done. Rough editing kicks off in a few weeks and hopefully we have a film ready to show by fall. Here are some backstage shots from the weekend.