Winning the Silver Award for VFX
Thank you so much! It’s been a huge honour as I am a big fan of your festival and I’ve been following it the last editions.
The starting point was to play with lots of clones in a labyrinthine place, but when that location came to my mind I immediately thought of M.C. Escher work and I started thinking about the infinite possibilities that it allowed us. It was a luxury to shoot in such inspiring location.
The lack of time to shoot it and the money. We shot it in January, when the sun only allowed us to shoot for 8 hours, so the shoot became a huge challenge, but my experienced and very talented DoP Pau Castejon, the production team and all the crew did a great job and we could finish my crazy shooting plan (about 40 shots) in a satisfactory way. The time and money were also a big limitation in the post and we couldn’t develop it as much as we had liked but even in these circumstances my lovely collaborator Nico Zarza (VFX) got to take my ideas to a higher level.
I have a quartz sphere and a tourmaline one that are always there, but nothing better than the support of the people you love, wherever you are.
Nothing special. The concept and the ideas dictate everything, so I choose the tools and the resources according to them. Anyway, I dream in shooting in film someday.
In general, I always try to submerge the viewer in a unique visual experience, usually dream-like or surreal, and Klyne’s video is an example of that and how much I try to fit visually the sound of the track. When I first listened to it some images of octopuses came to my mind immediately, and all the rest came after that.
The one that is clear from the beginning and that is brave enough to trust and even push you in the right way. I like demanding clients as long as their thoughts make sense.
What does the future hold for you? We’re curious!
I have recently pitched for very exciting projects but unfortunately, nothing is confirmed yet. Fingers crossed!!
Fingers crossed! Looking forward to seeing more mind-bending and eye-catching artworks from you – Thanks for your time Alan.
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