Following up the first presentation of #Gondola400, this is a second part gallery showing the progress of the main image collection.
Consistently with projects goals, outlines and style, I worked on different construction phases like hand painting, restoration, and more on woodwork.
Every light on my set follows my original DIQCCP approach. It's a lighting method I designed back-mapping a set of pre-envisioned images to create an optimized workflow. The DIQCCP acronym works like a check list. Each light is placed (as D stands for Direction), calibrated (for Intensity), modified (for Quality), graded (for Color), Contained (for Control) and assigned with a given visual work or effect (for Purpose).
This way I build accurate photographic contrast to the scene taking out the unknown and unwanted from my lighting design. Most importantly, having a method dramatically reduces the time needed to set up effective lighting.
One of the most incredible procedure in the hundreds-years-old process of handcrafting Gondolas is the manual handling of the boat that is carefully put upside down with remarkable skills. Ancient holes in the ground are tailored to fit the two ends when the boat is facing downward, allowing a comfortable position of the boat to be further developed but also keeping it mechanically 'trapped' into a given torsion force.
All measurements and construction steps are handed down from generation to generation without any drawings or technical diagrams. It's all about 'living informations'.
The plank is heated up with fire and bent to properly fit the curved line of the rowing deck.
Roberto Dei Rossi carefully looks at the lines of the Gondola shaping it asymmetric and tailored on the gondoleer body weight and height.
On a different area of the boatyard, restoration work takes place quietly in the stillness of the timeless workshop.
During a break from work, my brother Andrea (production designer) and myself are sharing some printed previews of the early part of project.
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