Monthly Archives: June 2011

Mare vita


This is my attempt to document an underwater (fantasy) love story. The lovers are a cuttlefish and a squid. They appear several times in the first scenes searching for each other until at midpoint in the video they finally meet and it’s love at first wet sight. One can easily see the passion by how they change fluorescence and colors as they lightly touch.

Always wanted to produce an undersea piece. I love the ocean and all its creatures, although I am not a diver (deepest I’ve been is 9-10 meters). So I asked Rafa Herrero – an outstanding underwater documentary cameraman and a :: http://www.Vimeo.com member – for help with some of his footage and he graciously accepted. His underwater footage of whales is from the ocean around the Canary Islands. Other video/photographs used in this production are from aquariums and California coast taken by Leo Bar.

Enjoy the show,
Leo

The Shore


This composition was produced using film and photographs taken over the months of April and May of 2011.
The images were recorded during trips to the coastlines of southern MA, NH and ME. Because I was so taken with the beauty and power of what I was seeing, the music I used is of a powerful and dramatic nature as well. It is a remix of Jean Sibelius (1865 – 1957) Symphony #2 second movement, adapted and cut to fit into a shorter time frame.

When putting together this piece, I decided to color grade to a deeper, darker tone and remove as much of the light blue I had on most of the shots due to sky and ocean views. Thought this effect could add to the drama and power I was attempting to portray. Split screens were used to accentuate coloring and showcase flora and fauna. Some animations were performed at the opening aerial sequence and with seagulls shots to imitate movement. Slow motion was applied to several clips to enhance the delicate maneuvers that these marine birds perform while on flight.

Enjoy the production,
Leo