Mike is director of photography in 5K and 8K son the film "My Story" based on the life story of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates. The film, directed by Ahmed Kamel was the first production in the world to go through the 8k Mobile Digital Lab.
Me supervising visual effects with my assistant Ashish Tyaghi for the Rose Movies production "Drona" in Rajasthan, Northern India.
Me grading colour and stereo 3d together in Genoa, as this technique offers the best results for 3d films. I made some tests for an important director, who exclamed when seeing the results of 20 different scenes "They look like Caravaggio paintings".
Mike is director of photography of the short film "Appasionata". The short won an Oscar as Best Foreign Film in the Long Island Festival Short Film Festival. It has also been shown in some 29 festivals around the world, including Shanghai.
Mike shooting a film about recruiting for the Swedish Air Force. The producer was Patrick von Faber-Castel of "Travel to Romantis".
Me leaning on Mike Connor's Motion Control with extended arm, on the set of Renzo Martinelli's film "Vajont".
To create the dam for Vajont, I suggested creating a 1/8th segment of the dam, mounting it on semi-circular rails with the same width and radius as the real dam, and then shooting it in eight different positions with the same motion control movements.
In agreement with set designer Francesco Friggeri, all this was done close to the real location, so that the backgrounds were shot with the actors on set and did not require green screens overall.
This also meant that the extras could be multiplied to give the illusion that hundreds of workers were engaged in the construction and completion of the dam.
Two segments of the dam were made, one for the dam under construction and the other with the dam completed. The lower part of the dam was made by extension in cgi.