CineD is all the time looking for a solution to join creators and producers – and, after all, to assist filmmakers present their work. That is why we teamed up with FUJIFILM to indicate our filming neighborhood work that has been accomplished with FUJIFILM cameras. Please meet Giulio Meliani, an LA-based photographer and filmmaker. “Within the Highlight” is proudly sponsored by FUJIFILM.
In the present day’s interview options Giulio Meliani, a hybrid storyteller – as he likes to explain himself – who has just lately stepped into the world of fiction. Earlier than you proceed studying, please take a while to take a look at the trailer of Giulio’s newest quick movie, Aion, beneath.
Created utilizing the recently-released FUJIFILM X-H2S digicam, the movie investigates the connection between a father and his beloved son, whereas displaying how our strongest reminiscences can flip into highly effective means for time touring.
Within the Highlight With FUJIFILM – Giulio Meliani
Identify: Giulio Meliani
At the moment based mostly in: Los Angeles, California
Language(s) spoken: English, Brazilian Portuguese
Occupation: Filmmaker & Photographer
Q: How did you get began in our trade?
G: After finishing my images training in 2010, I started pursuing my filmmaking profession aiding in industrial productions in Los Angeles. In 2012 I began my very own manufacturing firm, Pleasure Per Second, the place I targeted primarily on commercials, music movies, and mini-documentaries as a artistic director, director, and DOP.
Aion (Quick Movie)
What kinds of productions do you principally shoot?
I shoot and direct principally commercials.
What’s your dream project/job in our trade and what are you actually enthusiastic about?
I’m very enthusiastic about telling tales. Though you may nonetheless obtain that by way of industrial work, I’d like to ultimately absolutely give attention to narrative tales, like my newest quick movie, Aion.
Within the work that you’re presenting us, now that it’s accomplished, what would you’ve got accomplished in another way all through the manufacturing?
Though I’m fairly glad with how Aion got here to be, trying again I might like to have had another manufacturing day. There have been scenes and photographs that we needed to adapt or just fully reduce off from the shot checklist as a result of restricted manufacturing days.
With that being mentioned, I imagine each director would like to have extra time to movie their initiatives, no less than that’s how I really feel for many of my artistic work.
What present digicam, lenses and sound tools do you employ?
At the moment, my predominant digicam physique is the model new FUJIFILM X-H2S. For lenses, since I’m additionally an expert photographer, I can use most of my X-mount lenses for my filmmaking as nicely relying on the mission with the flexibility to make use of the superb and dependable autofocus out there on the FUJIFILM our bodies.
I additionally use the FUJINON MK 18-55mm T2.9, which is implausible for many of my skilled work. For audio, I’ve been utilizing the RØDE VideoMic NTG for many of the run and gun initiatives, together with the RØDE Wi-fi Go II, and the “previous however gold” Zoom H6.
You selected to shoot your mission with the FUJIFILM X-H2S digicam. Did you impose on your self any limitations like not taking pictures with a tripod?
For my quick movie, I imagine the most important problem was to shoot a compelling story at just one location, which, on this case, was a single-family home. I may have simply explored some totally different areas to assist inform the story, however I selected to not. This was positively the most important artistic limitation of the mission.
What’s your favourite lighting tools, and why did you select that equipment over different options?
For Aion quick movie we determined to go along with some ARRI lights, however I strongly imagine LED is the long run and I’m an enormous fan of Aputure fixtures. I’ve some, just like the LS 300D and some P60c in my lighting equipment.
Do you employ drones/gimbals in your productions? In that case, what’s the only approach you’ve discovered of deploying them?
Though I’m an enormous fan of drones and gimbals, we didn’t use them on set for Aion.
What modifying methods do you employ and are you glad working with them?
I began with Ultimate Lower and later, migrated to Premiere Professional, since I already had the Adobe Artistic Cloud for my images wants (Photoshop & Lightroom), so it felt just like the pure transfer to make. Though removed from being good, Premiere Professional has been a reasonably dependable instrument for my modifying wants.
How a lot of your work do you shoot in “flat image profile” and what’s your most popular approach of colour correcting?
I used to shoot numerous log for many of my skilled work, however currently, I discover myself taking pictures quite a bit utilizing FUJIFILM’s cinema movie simulation Eterna. It nonetheless offers me numerous dynamic vary with a reasonably “flat” look, however with an awesome start line for colour grading. The pores and skin tones are beautiful and it has a movie look I actually get pleasure from.
How often do you journey and do you’ve got any ideas in relation to packing your gear?
For the previous couple of years, I’ve been touring quite a bit for shoots. Some huge, some small gigs, however for any manufacturing dimension, I all the time carry with me my present predominant physique, which on this case is the FUJIFILM X-H2S, a second physique ( FUJIFILM X-T4), some FUJINON zoom lenses for versatility, a small gimbal, and a small audio equipment, relying on the manufacturing.
An excellent tripod (by no means neglect that) and an exterior monitor ( Atomos Ninja V) together with my MacBook. Every thing matches completely on my Vinta Sort-II images backpack. Lighting is often rented for these conditions.
Full disclosure: This “In The Highlight” collection of interviews is sponsored by FUJIFILM.