Heeeeeeeeey folks! What’s up? It has been a while since my latest post. Quite true huh? Well, the point is that we have all been terribly busy taking care of exams at university (and talking about me, my Master’s Degree thesis. Yikes!), somebody has moved to a different city, Italy itself has been a MESS. We had no pope, no government, no police chief… Yes UK, we are following you. Anarchy in Italy… About time.
However, however, however… There are no excuses for not sharing the pearls of awesomess I have been collecting during this time. I was kind of waiting for something to push me sharing my latest updates and well, that something has hit me right this morning. Thank you blog secret lover, you made me defeat the lazyness monster!
But let’s stop procrastinating. The most awesome-st thing that is happening to me right now is that I AM IN NEW YORK. Bloody hell! Yes fellows, no jokes, after hitting London and Istanbul I am in the big apple! Here you are a proof that I am not fooling you!
A sweet view from Bladeru Manhattan
I don’t know if you have ever been here. Well, to be honest I had never been a fan of NY. The big city, the business, the hyper-activity of the people… Well, all these things are sweet, but I have never felt them on my strings. But once here, I realized that something was completely different from my idea of New York. MOVIES ALL LIE. Which is something strange for somebody like me. I use to see movies (and music, books, the arts in general) emphasizing about things, but what they do say about NY? If you ask me, they all lie.
Do you love this show huh? Well I used to love it until it simply became way toooooo looooong and sloooow
So, no folks, New York is not all flashing lights, junk food, the amusements and the oppurtunities. It’s not all white people in one side and then all the black people on the other side and then the asians (which FYI are a lot!). Shit no. New York is all these things together. New York has not an actual identity unless we consider its mashup of different people its real own identity. Think about it as a huge college party, where people of any kind are in. People, it is a friggin’ melting pot! And that is awesome.
To me, to see all these different people gathered in one city in the world makes it quite rare and interesting. I just wonder why the reality of things is so rarely told into movies, or television, or novels. New Yorkers, you might have the shining light of the VIPs (meh…) but people, you are a flippin’ constant mess of different cultures. That makes you cool. Think about it.
I am here since less than a week, but so far this is my impression. I might be wrong, but a part of me wishes badly to not be awakened from this unexpected state of things. But well, I have more than three weeks more to spend here, so I will keep you in the loop about anything new and/or interesting about my trip.
In the meantime… Some goodies!
Budapest Bár - Szívemben Bomba Van. A memory from my latest trip to Budapest. Shit, I am still in love with this stuff!
An AWESOME video clip I have found thanks to a friend of mine! Quite inspiring! (The preview is partially misleading)
Another cool video I have found. Simple, yet effective!
…And talking about simple but effective things. Look what I have done while here in NY. Yes! I went to the International Pillow Fight Day, yikes!
Come on man, seriosly? This is cheating!
But it is not over yet. Since I have tons of update, here you are another song (or should I say, a part of a musical?) I have lately found.
Wha-? Paris Hilton???
Die Hard Dracula, a movie I just must watch
See you soon, pals! -Lucky
PS: oh, our beloved Ivo Cactus Masnata has just got his degree in Architecture. PARTY HARD!
Hello guys! Even if I had to overcome a couple of technical issues, I am finally here to give some updates. First of All, Tester is almost done! You are going to enjoy a short but deeply silly clip of our work… Plus a new Behind The Scenes of all the filmmaking process, thank to our friend Gabriele Principato.
But there is more. The gang is going to start working more with its holophonic toys. Yeah, get ready to experience some new goodies. In the meantime let me suggest you the best holophonic shit made. Ever! Take your headphones and listen to Roger Waters’ The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking. It is sweet. It is superb. It is super cool! I happened to listen to it one night, unable to sleep well. Man, how a great experience.
Heeeeeey fellows! How is it going? It has been a while since our latest post. That because we have spent some good time traveling Europe (and yeah, cool places like Sziget Festival in Hungary!). Eventually we have start to work on a show which is going to be premiered on our Youtube channel. The name is TESTER and I would describe it as "the secret life of a man looking for true knowledge" and, yes, we are making it funny! It is going to be a show in Italian language, but we might consider to add english subtitles if there will be enough request for it :)
After that we will keep on working on some music stuff: experimental clips mostly. It’s gonna be awesome, trust me pals!
Btw, we have some goodies for you, some shots directly from the backstage of the show, taken by our friend Gabriele Principato. Here we go!
Getting ready for the shooting
Book slicing! Yikes!
Does anyone recognize this?
Fedis, our production assistant
The coffee test
Some creative mess
Stay tuned for me updates! And remember… The duck will be back!
Great news here, I’m glad to announce that our first short movie, DAYDREAM, has reached 1000+ views since a couple of days! We are really happy and proud for it, we can’t wait to finish our second work!
In the meantime I had the chance to collaborate with an amazing animator, Johannes Matsson from Sweden: I made some nice homophonic sound design on his amazing new character animation called SPACEMAN. It was REALLY fun doing it! Really reminds me of Pixar’s Wall-E, one of my favorite animation movies! And I was not the only one from Eva to work in it, our buddy LB made a little cameo in it: he actually is the voice of the Spaceman himself!
So freakin’ cool and very inspiring!
Hey guys! What’s up? I’m enjoying the last moments of a fucking cool holiday in Florence (some shots on the posts below). After it I will inmediately start to work a breath-taking screenplay for our next shortmovie! Meanwhile, I’m collecting hints and suggestions to make it shaky!
This time we are going to work even harder since I will follow what I’ve learned in a film making workshop I attended just before to leave Genova (with the Italian writer/director Daniele Gaglianone). On the other hand this time I’m going to work with a bigger crew: Yikes!
Yes the gang is growing bigger day after day!Lucky
I’m glad to announce you that Eva is back in pre-production, again! We’ve just started working on our second short movie, it’ll be somehow more traditional in look than DayDream, but mind-blowingly experimental in its plot and structure!
In the mean time I’ve been playing a bit with the new gear we won this summer at a contest, yeah it took quite a bit to arrive but finally it did.
I hope you’ll enjoy the track, I tried to use sounds and instruments in kind of a unusual way, especially the vinil-crackle sound that turned out to be somehow musical, but still disturbing. I’ll definitely try to put it in one of our next works, maybe as a theme for one of the main characters! The deep bass sound instead is a rhodes piano played on its lowest register. I was quite impressed of how deep and cinematic this sound can be, and the extreme-panning vibrato gives it a tense and suspenseful feeling I really dig.
Well, it’s all for now, we’ll keep you informed on the news for the new short!
Hello again dear eva-fellows! What’s up? Hope everything’s fine for you as it is for us!
As you know, we released our very first short movie last week and we are really happy of all the good feedback we are receiving! So, do you like it? if you missed it, well, no trouble, you can reach it directly on our Vimeo Page, or just clicking on the “DAYDREAM" preview on the left column of this blog! Of course, every positive or (hopefully not :D) negative feedback or comment is REALLY appreciated, so don’t be shy and tell us what you think! ;)
However, as usual, in this post I’ll give you some suggestion of what is thrilling the Gang in these days, and obviously while doing that, I’ll listen to some new cool music!
The amazing album I’m listening to right now is one of the last I bought, “Ogni riferimento… è puramente casuale" from Calibro35, probably the most intresting band in Italy of these days, for me at least! Listen to them and support this great band!
The second suggestion I’ll give you tonight is a very absorbing TV show, Dexter. LuckyBastard introduced me to the series right during the making of DAYDREAM and it really fascinated me, expecially for its particular and rather “claustrophobic” photography, as you can see from its brilliant opening sequence:
The next suggestion for you is still in the TV series area. During this week I had some time to look for the composer of my favourite series at the moment, The Walking Dead; if you haven’t watched the show, it’s certainly worth at least a try!
However, while watching the show I have always been impressed on how its soundtrack could improve and emphasize the emotions and feelings in the various moments of the show in such a very subtle way, so that you aren’t really aware of the tune that’s flowing under the scene, but at the same time it manages to move you emotionally without distracting you from the scene. Needless to say that this is what all film score composers aim and that it’s all but easy to get! Especially in a weekly series in which time and resources are much short than those of the big screen movies.
So I found out that the composer of the show is Bear McCreary, known for scoring quite a few of other series, and what I discovered on his blog left me really impressed and confirmed my impression that he is a really talented and creative composer! Just take a look to his last video-blog in which he tells you on how he managed to use a Kazoo (yes, a kazoo!) in The Walking Dead score:
I know, it’s impressive! He gave a all new dimension to that weird-quacky-thing!
Well, I think it’s time to leave you for now!
I hope you enjoyed my suggestion, I’ll see you soon on these pages!
DAYDREAM si finally here! It’s a very special day for the gang. We are releasing our very first video production and, this is freaking huge, we are attending the official Vimeo Awards Contest with it, listed in the experimental category. So fellows, we need all your support now! Like our video, share it, love us! :)
Now, it is time for some special thanks. Emily West, Gregory Meini, Karen Ciaccia, Chiara Mangini, thank you very much, your performance has been awesome and your help mandative to arrive here!
Layla Cerosillo, Alessandro Castellano, Massimo Gasparini, Francesca Traverso (we had all our concept-development meetings at her place, yikes! You’re an angel) and my friends and work mates from Laboratorio Probabile Bellamy, because thanks to their support, effort, hints and suggestions we managed to develope our first short movie ONE DAY BEFORE ITS OFFICIAL DEADLINE (which is insanely cool and quite unexpected)! Wow!
We have also to thank our families, friends and girlfriends because with their constant support today, February 20th, “Eva!” is reaching a new step of awesomess. Thank you, we really are one!
Now, let’s talk about the short movie! Perhaps someone remembers Mr.What’s recent experiments with holophonic sounds. Well, this video is fuc*ing plenty of that awesome stuff! :D So my friends, you really need to wear your earphones before to watch the video. I’m sure you will appreciate our tireless Sound Engineer’s work. You will have to do what the clip asks you to do (it’s part of the experiment) but don’t worry, it is all explained before the titles.
Ok then, no more time for talking. We have to rest a little and to celebrate! See you soon guys, hope you will love our work, and be ready for some Behind The Scenes goodies soon!
DAYDREAM is (almost) here!
Hey guys! How is it going? Sorry if we look quite busy in the last days but we are working hard and pretty soon you will enjoy our finest pearl… Just a few of days more! Stay tuned and meanwhile enjoy a little shot from Mr.What’s work for Eva’s very first short movie! Yikes!
Hey fellows! We’re going to release something new and cool, and it’s gonna be soon! I’ve spent a few of days working on a horrible-looking-but-necessary storyboard listening Dexter OST as creepy soundtrack (and you will see, it has been a very inspiring idea), which is also my latest suggestion: just watch it, Dexter is an awesome show! (and it was inspired by a book. It will be mine in a flash!)
But this is not the only news I have. We have spent a very funny morning latest sunday with Elstump and our friend Gregory from Just Add Melody. They worked as dubbers for the biggest Eva-news ever! Our upcoming short movie: Daydream. Of course I’ve shot something from that day, so you will enjoy it in the next days as a behind the scenes special!
I’ll keep you in the loop guys!