Ricochet – Selected and Prizewinner

The western short-film “Ricochet: a Bullet for a Dead Man” (Chile, 2016) written and directed by Pablo Roldán López was selected at the Festival de Cine Emergente de Chile (Emergent Film Festival of Chile). The short-film won the prize of the category on which it was selected.

Watch the film here.

Congrats!

48 Hours Film Contest – “The rescue”

Last weekend, I had the chance to be part of the “Django Team”, assembled for the 48 Hours Film Project in Chile.

The team was directed by Pablo Roldán López. The film genre was “a friends comedy”. The team started the shooting in Viña del Mar city.

On Sunday, I have received the final cut in order to score the original music. It was a race against the clock. The time, always an ally of the music, became some sort of nemesis.

With hard work, dedication and passion, the team managed to present the film to the contest’s authorities. Now, we have to wait the result.

Visit the Official Facebook Page of the film.

Ricochet: A Bullet for a Dead Man

My dear friend, brother and film partner Pablo Andrés Roldán López have filmed a western short-film three minutes long for the My RØDE Reel Festival 2016. After the festival, we have worked on an extended version, we could say a”director’s cut”. We saw the chance to think again about the narrative and to enhace it with a new sound design and a new soundtrack. The result?

Enjoy!

One Year Ago – Star Wars Saga Trailer

A year ago, on July 22, 2015, I have published a trailer of ‪#‎StarWars Saga, due the upcoming premiere of the seventh episode.

A lot of people, have asked me how I did it. Everything have started from a single image I could not get out of my mind for a whole day, once I have watched one of the first trailers released of the Episode VII: the calcined mask of Darth Vader.

Where have I saw the same take of the mask? When the answer came to me, I knew I had to edit a saga trailer and to compose a special music track for it. So, I have loaded the six movies in my edition software, plus the two official trailers of the new episode, so far released worldwide.

The rest was a meticulous work: I have watched the six movies, then I have selected and isolated all scenes and takes with similarities.

For the beginning, I have selected the best Close Up shots from the main characters. The rest is a growing tension in oder to arrive at ‪#‎TheForceAwakens‬.

The lyric of the male choir is based on a poem about King Artur’s sword Excalibur.

For the sound, I have used three dialogs from the Episode IV and some special effects I have found on the internet, after making several adjustments.

In one year, the video was viewed almost twelve thousand times. Twelve thousand views are not too many views these days. But the comments and words of encouragement from a lot of people gave me the strength to continue my work on films, the strength to not surrender.

My dream is simple: to turn on my studio, to load a film and to compose the original music for it. Minute by minute. Second by second. Thank you!