Here is a stat on how the Influence Project has provided an opportunity for growth. I have usually shot around 600 frames/month for portfolio and work. During the last two months as a part of Influence, I have shot nearly 3000 frames. Very difficult without an indoor space to work during these Seattle winter/springs. so cool. Thanks Storefronts Seattle! models: Alvena Willis and Yoseph Diallo.
Personally, the first time I’ve ever seen a male gogo dancer. We did an amazing photoshoot on this day with my very good friends, Kaylee Alana and Daniel Hanks. Astounding dancers!!! Make-up by Kurstin, Photos by Jed and Seoyoung, BTS by Michelle Kim. And of course, video by Sun Kim. Simply a great day it was.
TUNE IN FOR OUR FINAL VIDEO AND PHOTOS!!! They are HAWWWWWWWWWWWT
-Widescreen Eye Films-
So its sunny yet so cold! Nice to have an indoor space to work in! Definitely a huge assist while building a photography career in the midst of a Seattle winter (or is it spring already?). Worked with the amazing model Amira Nystrom seen here in this behind the scenes photo. Final photos coming soon!
Okay, i regret not explaining whole lot about this film because there’s some funny story behind this.
1. Renado Tozer, the man on the chair, and the director/choreographer of this film, got beat up pretty much without any mercy. Well… He did tell actors to really beat him up. Too bad that just one take isn’t enough at all. We did total of 5 runs to get the perfect one. Not to mention I cut in the middle a lot too. So Renado, thank you for your 3 hours of physical volunteering for the film! hahaha
2. The outside shot that we filmed for the intro. You have to give it up for actors (Maria, Jessica, Laura, and Olivia). First of all, it was freakin insanely cold. And when it gets cold, people’s brain do not function well lol. So we were all going crazy and I was going even crazier telling my floor director “TELL ALL DRIVERS TO GO AROUND THE SET! YOU (Austin) AND YOU (Jed) DO YOU GET WHAT I MEAN BY FASHION RUNWAY SHOT???? LET’S GET THIS GOING AND GO INSIDE ASAP”
…… we ended up shooting 30 min outside without jackets.
Other than that, here are stereotypical info about the video.
Camera: Panasonic HMC150, Canon 7D, Canon T3i
Lenses: 70-200mm, 10-22mm, 8mm, 50mm
Editing time: 20~24 hours (can’t remenber)
Rendering time: 1 hour
Hello All, My name is Sun Kim, the founder of Widescreen Eye Films. I’m not quite sure what to say about myself regarding who I am and what not other than simply describing myself “a videographer.” I talk to clients, film, then edit, and then upload so everyone can see it. Let’s see… I don’t usually sleep just like other photographers and videographers. That’s not bragging but just simply because videographers spend about 7~8 hours of editing per minute of footage.
Now this film was quite a work for me. In fact, it was a quite extraordinary work. I got called from Morgan Carson from Rene Ropas that she’s going to Sundance and trying make films that will be premiered at the show. For many reasons, we never got to finish the film in time. However, we carried on. Renado Tozer… what an amazing yet crazy guy. He came up with choreography and then directed with me. He made everything so sharp, we ACTUALLY wrapped up entire filming within 4 hours. Now if you’re a videographer, filming 5 min creative piece within 4 hours is pretty damn insanely quick. With the help of Jed Sarmiento (DP of WSE and his own photography) and Austin Williams (writer/cameraman of WSE), we got some great footage, which allowed me to finish editing within 20 hours.
Some funny episode about this film? Well… The walking scene in the beginning, they had to do that under 10min just because it was very very VERY freezing outside.
A quick note about Widescreen Eye Films:
As you could probably tell from my writing style above, I am not a serious or formal guy (unless I am required to). I established Widescreen Eye Films not because I wanted to be the ultimate ruler of some 30 member crew, not because I could make money with vidoes, not because I could just sit back and let other people work for me (<—this would be nice tho lol…). I established it because I want all the people who are involved in my productions benefit from the name “Widescreen Eye Films.” It is a group of its own. I always credit Widescreen Eye Films if I get any work through its name. Jed wants to be a fashion photographer. Through WSE, he met Morgan Carson, a fashion designer, and other photographers like Tuffer Harris and Colin Christianson. Ravi, a screenwriter, met Andrew, who is also an amazing screenwriter and strong pillar of Rene Ropas. Even within the team, many people have been benefiting each other with their ability and special interests. Now as for me, I am simply blessed by people that I am working with. And if there’s one more thing I can say about my team,
“We make films even if it means we don’t get to sleep.”