Ciarán, the guys from Banjoman and myself have been working on Ciarán’s new short-film called Twin (funded by the Irish Film Board) for the last couple of months and we started shooting the first block last Thursday.
We have been working for a couple of days in Valencia for the new Luckya’s commercial campaign.
When a project is full of passionate people you know that you have to give all you have and even more.
Two days working in Soto Del Real, in Madrid, and we are finished with a new commercial for Sanitas.
After spending two days in a really beautiful location in Madrid the whole team was very sad to finish the project and leave the house.
I think that the best part of my life is working with my friends and when those friends tell you: “Hey! We are going to go driving and see if we can find the best location for this new project that we are shooting next week, do you want to come with us?” it is always a “Yes” from my side.
Last Thursday we went to see 4 houses on our recce for the new commercial I’m lighting for Leroy Merlin next week.
I have been in Doha, Qatar, all week shooting a mini documentary.
After 4 days of working with director Andy Clarke on his first short-film, Hedy, we got everything that we needed and we went home with a smile.
Last Monday we had such a great day taking a final look at our locations in Dublin for the short-film Hedy.
We had such a beautiful day yesterday shooting in Lough Dan in county Wicklow.
Fantastic day shooting the first commercial for Deep River Rock in Pigeon House, Dublin.
The guys from Rocket Science together with our 1st AD Jim Corr, production designer Joe Fallover and Gaffer Barry Conroy were on a recce today for the new commercial for Deep River Rock.
On Sunday night The Tattoo, directed by Ian Power and produced by Rocket Science for the Irish Film Board, won Best Short-Film in the Fastnet Film Festival 2018.
The Tattoo, directed by Ian Power and produced by Rocket Science for the Irish Film Board has earned a nomination for Best Cinematography in one of the best film festivals in Ireland called Fastnet Film Festival.
Exhalación, a short-film I shot for my friend Al Diaz in 2016, won Best Cinematography in the Premios Fugaz in Madrid, Spain.
I was watching a video on Youtube some days ago and the commercial we shot for Fripozo just rolled before one of the videos I wanted to watch.
Working with Leandro at Elements Post Production today was such a magnificent experience.
Last night we finished Ciarán’s new project.
Super excited to be with Ciarán and the guys from Banjoman Films today in Dublin scouting for a new project that my friend Ciarán is going to direct.
Ian, the guys from TBWA Ireland and myself spent a beautiful day yesterday with the amazing colour grader Gary Curran in Outer Limits grading our lovely ESB commercial.
Yesterday we shot the new commercial for Fripozo.
I came back to Madrid last night to work on a new commercial with all my friends.
After 3 weeks of preproduction and 1 week of shooting we finished one of the most incredible experiences I have had on a set!
We visited yesterday our last locations for our ESB Commercial.
New week and new recce for the ESB commercial that we will be shooting super soon!!
We finished today our first recce for this really mind-blowing commercial for ESB.
That’s a wrap on one of the most wonderful projects I have ever had the chance to work on.
We spent the weekend scouting different locations near Madrid for a Toyota commercial that we’re shooting on Wednesday and Thursday.
We just finished the commercial for the Oceanographic in Valencia.
I woke up today to a wonderful piece of news, The Tattoo, directed by Ian Power and produced by Rocket Science has been nominated for Best Short Film in the Irish Film & Television Academy Awards 2018!
It is great to start the year working with friends.
Director Ian Power and myself are today in Kite Studios in Wicklow shooting a commercial for Three, produced by Rocket Science.
Yesterday, Director Ciarán Dooley, colourist Leandro from Elements and myself spent a great day grading the commercial for Homestore + More at Elements Post in Dublin.
Last night we finished the Christmas commercial for Homestore + More and we are really happy as it turned out to be a really good shoot.
Back in Ireland!
I spent the day with one of the best colour graders in Spain, Jorge from “El Colorado”, working on Divina Pastora’s commercial.
On the road again..
Today I’m on a recce for Rocket Science’s new commercial for Aerlingus.
On the road again!
Yesterday we finished the Malaysian part of the shoot but we took advantage of the flights as we shot a couple of shots on the plane back home!
We landed in Malaysia last night.
Today we finished the Madrid part of the new commercial that we are shooting for Divina Pastora.
Just landed in Madrid
We just wrapped on the 4 commercials that we shot for the National Dairy Council!
I’m back in Ireland for a week to shoot 4 commercials.
Never had imagined that there was a chapel like this in a hospital
New location scouting today!
Today we started scouting some locations for the new commercial and we all loved the first one that we saw.
Just landed in Madrid to start prepping a commercial that I’m shooting at the end of the month.
Today I had the opportunity to sit down in the grading session lf the Homestore + More commercial that we shot last week.
And after three days of really great and enjoyable work that’s a wrap!
I had the pleasure to be invited by director Ciarán Dooley to shoot the new commercial for Homestore and I can’t wait to start shooting.
Today we started (and finished) colour grading Alan Dunne’s new short-film, Earthly Bonds.
After 4 days of really great work we shot the last take on “The Tattoo” and we called it a wrap!
I’m having a great time visiting places with a fantastic team for a new project I’m working on called “The Tattoo”.
We had a great couple of days working in Alcala De Henares for the brand El Pozo. Thank you very much to all the cast and crew because I haven’t laughed that much on a shoot ever, you’re all gas guys!
I certainly love coming back to Madrid, especially when I come back to work on an interesting project and the weather is so nice.. as it is the day that our Summer starts, June 21st!
I just landed in Cork and I’m going to enjoy a bit of time off doing something that I love too, discovering interesting urban environments and take photos of them!
We had such a great day on Day 2 even though it was going to be difficult to overcome the excitement of the camera car from the previous day but hey! how many times do you have a chance to go up high on a 8 meters scaffolding and shoot from there?
Had great fun today on the 1st day of the McDonalds’ commercial we are working on over in Barcelona.
When you live in a city which airport doesn’t have regular flights to cities like Barcelona or Madrid or Paris you know that, at some stage, you will have to spend a night on a bus to get to the main airport in the country to go to a recce on the following morning.
Finished filming Earthly Bonds this morning at 2am.
I’m currently shooting Earthly Bonds on location in Timoleague, West Cork (hey, I wrote something similar on my last post but I needed some sort of introduction! :D)
I came back home on Thursday and started preparing a project called Earthly Bonds, directed by Alan Dunne and produced by Eamonn Tutty for Reckoner Films.
After a couple of days doing recces around West Cork we are shooting Ultramarine, the new dance piece that Oonagh Kearney is making.
I just landed in Cork and myself and Oonagh are doing a recce in West Cork
Yesterday I finished colour grading the commercial for Cruz Roja / Red Cross that we shot last Thursday.
We colour graded it in a superb post production company called El Colorado, with Jorge using his marvellous skills on Davinci.
For the last few days I have had the amazing opportunity to team up again with director Jota Aronak, production designer Carolina Vita and production company Sal Gorda to work together on such a marvellous project for Red Cross (Cruz Roja).
After 4 days being inside a dark room with colourist Eoghan McKenna and director Al Díaz at Promenade Post in Dublin, we can say that Exhalación is “image” finished.
Last weekend we graded Madres De Luna in a post-house situated in a beautiful place called Monforte De Lemos in Galicia.
Shooting three commercials back to back is great fun! and it is even better when you are surrounded by the people you grew up with.
I’m in Spain at the moment, preparing three TV commercials.
I was invited by cinematographer Dave Greenan to be the B cam operator and 2nd unit DOP on the TV Drama Grace Harte for TG4 and it was such a great experience.
I am currently shooting the new Alicia Albares’ movie (Where The Leaves Fall, On the Other Side), titled “Madres De Luna”.
Preparing commercial in Spain produced by Pablo Martinez for RCR and directed by Jota Aronak (Wrath, Arena)
Step by step we keep shooting this amazing art project called Exhalación, directed by Al Díaz.
Miah will premiere at the 2016 Cork Film Festival.
Stay tuned and go watch it!
Last weekend I had the opportunity to work with a very talented director called Jamie O’Rourke on a new music video for a great band called King Kong Company.
Scouting for several weeks to find a location with the things that we needed.
Grading “Miah” in Windmill Lane, Dublin.
April is a good month to start a movie, especially if it is at home!
Just came back from Cape Town where I spent a fortnight shooting three commercials.
Last week we finished shooting “Miah”, the new project from director Daniel Corcoran (“Redline”), all shot in Allihies, West Cork for 1 week.
Exhalación is an art / experimental project created between the limit of the cinematography narrative and the American and European Avant – Gardé tradition and is being directed by Al Díaz.
Accepted as an Associate Member of the Society Of Camera Operator (SOC)
During the first week of December, I had the pleasure of working on a commercial for Jigsaw, a UK leading clothing company, with a fantastic crew led by the talented Ben Marshall.
Directed by Gerard Barrett (Glassland, Brain On Fire, Pilgrim Hill) and photographed by Dave Grennan (What Richard Did, King Of Travellers, Sacrifice!)
Home, directed by J+M
THE PROJECT’S BACKGROUND… A while ago I received an email from a person who was looking for help to shoot a small and independent experimental project. He attached a trailer shot by himself envisioning how he wanted the project to look. That person turned out to be Shane Europa and after watching the trailer I […]
Shooting during summer is a great way to keep busy.
Click on the link to see what I have been up to and what I will be shooting from June to September!
On Monday 12th, I had the pleasure of shooting some camera tests for the new short – film that Eoghan McQuinn is going to shoot this year.
Last week I had offered myself to help a student, Helen McGinty, from the Design for Stage and Screen course shoot her minor grad on Friday – basically shooting a 2 or 3 minutes piece – based on “A Dolls House”
One week ago I got the final grading of a short – film I shot last December on Super 16mm before starting uni, Food Fight, and I thought that it could be interesting to share the whole process.
Thanks to the knowledge of a lot of people who posted their ideas on the Internet I got better as a camera intern and then as a second assistant camera so I hope this post and consecutive posts that I am thinking about writing will help people in the future when they think about: “Should I go to a film school or not?” because they will see all the process that took me from being a non – student to a full time student.
I just finished shooting a period drama set in the XIX century called Staccato and directed by Eoghan McQuinn and I wanted to share some frames as well as the technical side of them.