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THE STORY OF THE PICTURE

Updated: May 21, 2018


This picture was taken by my very good friend and incredible cinematographer Carlos Vargas (www.carlosvargas.tv) on April 9, 2018 at 9:36 PM in Palmdale, CA.


The two of us were the last ones to remain, out in the desert, two hours north of Los Angeles. It was hot all day long, until the sun disappeared and all of a sudden it got cold. We were freezing through our jackets.


It was the perfect metaphor for what had just happened: we wrapped picture on our very first feature film! As an entire cast and crew disappeared on the horizon, we remained. It went from loud and hectic to quiet and calm. It was an indescribable feeling to experience these opposing situations.

I hadn’t experienced such darkness in a long time, while Carlos captured the stars and distant lights of the nearby town on our ARRI Alexa Mini and the Cooke S 4/i lenses for B-Roll. It was a humbling experience that night, and ultimately lead to the moment of that picture. More importantly though, it lead to right now: me creating this blog and you reading it.


I would like to use this platform to share my experiences in the past years in Los Angeles, trying to find my way as a director, running my own production company, meeting and greeting people, hustling most days and falling into deep depressions on others.


It’s a tough job to get into but that doesn’t mean that one has to walk the path alone! Director’s don’t talk enough to each other so hopefully this blog will help fill that gap!


We are a suffering breed, us directors, so let’s suffer together! My words here are just a start from which I am hoping, that you, the reader, bring yourself in! Ask questions, tell me off, correct me, compliment me, or swear at me!


All in the spirit of learning and sharing more about the job we love so much!


Thanks for joining me here!


All my best,

Thomas


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