When I've been Invited by Lighttols.com to speak about the use of Egg Crates in my photography I thought it would have been a great opportunity to challenge myself with a cool project.
My team at digitalmovie liked my visionary idea since the very beginning when I briefly described what I had in mind. Of course having my team's full support is one of the best way to get started... so we moved on to the actual production right away. Thanks to the hard work of my brother Andrea (production manager at our company) we were ready to shoot in a matter of days if not hours. He arranged for everything in no time: from location to props and models .. including the parrot and its incredibly skilled trainer Pietro.
We've had a great time on the set as you may see from the 2 behind the scene videos down here.
In facts I wanted to work on 2 different scenes. Both situations are about the little girl (Anna) and the blue and yellow macaw (Moi).
On the first set I had my original visionary scene full represented ... at least all the elements I wanted were right there.. than I had to work my way through the shooting trying to make my models act properly.
On the second set I've tryed to build what I called the 'silent dialouge' having Anna and Moi simply seated there into an evocative atmosphere of mid night situation.
Hope you enjoy the project as a good mix of photography, videography, and fun.