Under/Over the Clouds

Well, well, well.....
The good news in this rainy fresh day is that Under/Over the clouds is in post production mode. A very talented editor(not me :) is working on it right now and we will have the finished cut anytime soon!
This is the time to reflect back and learn from everything that happened in production. It is one of those good moments because finally the major elements come together.
For those of you who do not know what Under/Over the clouds is, I will tell you just one thing: An Experiment! Scientific? Sociological? Film? Whatever you want to call it.
It was hard...very hard indeed....however the satisfaction is immeasurable because the theory that accompanies every experiment was proven right. Namely, the fact that you can produce something good from scratch...from nada...just by using pure willingness. And trust me my friends we need to be reminded of this constantly. Reduce and reuse. Please,whatever you are doing out there think about how you are doing it and if all the waste you leave behind is actually necessary. Think.

As for the music video >>> it is great! It looks sexy and we are all proud of it. We will keep you posted with more information where this project goes. In the meantime stay tuned for our next project!



REALITY IN BURMA - aware graphic images

It's a wonderful spring day in London....Birds are singing as usual, people are sitting in parks having picnics, the trees have blossomed in soft pink colours...Amidst this pleasurable picture one can find me drinking peacefully soya milk. It's almost lunchtime and I'm thinking about today's meeting with my friends....Still, I am not happy..probably will never be...I am not here...and I do not want to be, because I feel guilty...guilty that I can hear the birds, guilty that I can smell the fresh grass, guilty that I can hug my friends...

Town of Labbuta....It's journey from horror to misery in Burma, satellite images show flooding similar in magnitude to hurricane Katrina. Thousands of Families affected by the cyclone wait for relief goods under open skies after losing their homes in Labbuta, a town in the Irrawaddi division of southwest Burma. Some survivors arrived half-naked, others wore clothes they scanvenged from the dead.

Myanmar's rice-trading town of Labbuta-----the only spit of high ground in a vast watery landscape------has become a beacon of hope for tens thousands who lived through the cyclone's fury, most losing homes and family members.

The survivors made the journey in rickety wooden boats with makeshift sails fashioned out of blankets, dodging the bloated corpses of buffaloes and dead neighbors floating in the murky waters.*

*information about Labbuta taken from here




I'm in love....And typically with something that is fun, cute, and can't be used for serious things! Look at this baby.....So totally useless and commersial but also so sweet....Get me that and a ticket to the -forgotten land- and I might become the happiest gal on the block!

The HDC-SD9 offers full-HD 1920 x 1080 progressive recording (25 frames per second)** to capture images with a richness and beauty simply not possible with previous consumer camcorders. Users can record motion images with the kind of film-like quality enjoyed in movies at the cinema. Even though there is a natural conflict between high image quality and a high compression ratio, the 17-Mbps bit rate of the HDC-SD9 gives superb image quality and motion response, while its high compression ratio enables one full hour of recording onto a 4-GB SD Memory Card (in HX mode) at full-HD resolution. The model also introduces new features such as Face Detection and the Intelligent Shooting Guide, which make it easier to capture mistake-free shots. It also offers Panasonic's original 3CCD camera system, Advanced O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer), and a Leica Dicomar lens - three technologies that team up to deliver full-HD images of exquisite beauty. Viewed on today's high-quality large-screen TVs, video clips shot with the HDC-SD9 are simply breathtaking, with vivid colouring, intricate detail and exceptional clarity.*
*taken from the panasonic official website