Previous clients and collaborators are familiar with the process I use for my projects. I take some time to work on the concept, the arc, the characters, etc. After that, I create very detailed storyboards. Each director has their personal approach to production, so there's no right or wrong. In fact, I know a few directors that hate storyboards, but at the end, I'm a very visual person, so I always shoot with an edit in mind. Below you'll see the before and after from a few shots. To create all the shots I have a three-step process. The first step is my scribbles! I draw them as I read the approved script. It's whatever comes to mind at that moment. No filters. The second step is framing and layouts. I define camera angles, compositions, and camera movement, among other things. I make sure the story has an editorial rhythm. The third step is during production and in collaboration with my Director of Photography if I'm working with one. We pick the right lens to achieve the texture, composition, and depth of the shots. That said, if we feel we need to change things based on location, actors, or lighting, we do so. The purpose of my process is not to carve everything into stone, but to have a strong blueprint for the story. Hope you like the examples!
Some cool shots from the PWC shoot in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Montevideo, Uruguay. Produced by Niko Post & Films. Seven shoot days, 175+ shots, two cities, a solid crew and this puppy wrapped! It was such an honor to work with all these talented people around me. I hope to see you all soon!
A solid production comes from a solid team. Here are just a few of the crews I had the pleasure of working with throughout the years. Collaborating with so many talented people is an honor.
This is one of the reasons I love filmmaking.
Beautiful project for talented Nicole Paprosky and her new collection, TWO.
Production Company: Deboka Films
Director: Eduardo Cintron
Dp: Jake Zalutsky
Gaffer: Sargon Saadi
Key Grip: Ej Hunteman
Steady Cam Op: Carl Wiedemann
Make Up / Hair: Chloe Hector
Make Up / Hair: Danielle Unick
Color Correction: Company 3
Colorist: Tyler Roth
Producer: Matthew Engel
Color Assistant: Paul Galati
Post Production Audio Facilities - Static Studios
Lead Sound Designer - Steven Vandeven
Sound Designer - Paul Michael Evangelista
Re-recording Mixer - Steven Vandeven
I remember when those two words came out of my mouth. I was in the middle of a meeting, and all I was thinking was how to shoot a music video over the weekend. I left the meeting, walked towards my boss and told him: "hey, I'm leaving...". Terrified because I had a great steady job, an awesome boss, a mortgage... etc, the list of reasons to not follow my dream could go on and on. But that fear was overpowered by my family and this group of people. My first team. I will always be grateful for them. For putting their talent into the project. For trusting in me. Cheers.