Shooting Leon Gieco’s new music video.

29 11 2011

Yesterday, I was 1st Assistant Director on the set of the renowned artist Leon Gieco’s new music video, with whom it has been a pleasure to work with. It was a hard shooting day involving more than 40 artists of the Latin American dance and music, among others. The video corresponds to the song “Hoy bailare” from his latest album entitled “El desembarco”. It was filmed entirely in studio in the city of Buenos Aires and directed by the brothers Mariano and Eric Dawidson.

Now we just have to wait for the premiere!

Ayer estuve como 1er Ayudante de Dirección en la filmación del nuevo video clip del reconocido artista Leon Gieco, junto a quien ha sido un gusto poder trabajar. Fue una jornada ardua en la que participaron más de 40 artistas de la danza y la música latinoamericana, entre otros. El video corresponde a la canción “Hoy bailare” de su último disco titulado “El desembarco”. Fue filmado enteramente en estudio en la ciudad de Buenos Aires y dirigido por los hermanos Mariano y Eric Dawidson.

Ahora solo queda esperar el estreno!

Writers and Procution

24 11 2011


I found a very helpful article for screenwriters by Alan Denman. In “Why Writers should learn about Production” he talks about what you can learn from understanding how films are produced. You cannot become a good screenwriter unless you have a firm grasp of all the major aspects of production. Then you will understand much better what you are writing because film production is a complex and collaborative process involving many skills where you, as the writer, are but one member of the team.

Click here to read the article.

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My First Original Screenplay!!

29 09 2011

I haven’t written about my work for a while. So… what have I been doing for the past year and a half? Well… I’ve been writing a screenplay, and I became so involved with it that it took up almost all of my time.

This is my first original feature film screenplay, and I have had a great time writing it. It’s been very hard work, but I am happy to say that I am right now finishing the final draft.

It’s a Fantasy Adventure for children, and I am very proud of it!

No he escrito acerca de mi trabajo por un tiempo. Entonces… ¿Qué he estado haciendo durante el último año y medio? Bueno… he estado escribiendo un guión, y me involucre tanto con el que ocupó casi todo mi tiempo.

Este es mi primer guión original cinematográfico, y lo pase genial escribiéndolo. Ha sido un trabajo muy duro, pero estoy feliz de decir que estoy en este momento terminando el borrador final.

Es una aventura fantástica para niños y estoy muy orgullosa de él!


6 09 2011

From November 29th to December 1st will be held in the city of Buenos Aires the Expotoons official competition, where international professionals, producers and broadcasters of different markets, will meet to share a business space and exchange of experiences where you can present your animation projects. Some Projects will be selected to be pitched by their creators in front of a committee of potential buyers. It will also feature a conference program covering aspects of creativity, production, distribution and finance.

Project registration and submission deadline: September 16th. No entry fee!

If you are an animator and have a project click here to register!

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Waste Land at the GreenFilmFest

30 08 2011

On Sunday, at the GreenFilmFest (International environment Film Festival) I saw an excellent Academy Award nominee documentary, “Waste Land.”

It tells how Vik Muniz, the contemporary best-selling Brazilian artist in the U.S., returns home to take an emotional journey from Jardim Gramacho, the world’s largest garbage dump on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, to the heights of international art stardom. Vik works with the so-called “catadores”, collectors of recyclable materials, who live and work in the garbage and are transformed by the power of art.

Directed by Lucy Walker, Fernando Meirelles as executive producer and music by Moby.

A truly must see!

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Your Personal Genre

23 08 2011

I recently read an article by Elliot Grove, and I have to say that he gives an excellent advice.

We know that the film industry markets movies by genre. To make it as a successful screenwriter, one needs to specialize in a mix of genres. However, so too all filmmakers need to use the tool of genre to distinguish themselves from their competitors. Where writers have the 10 key dramatic genres to help them get noticed, filmmakers have no such help – this is where the use of personal genre becomes paramount.

So click here if you want to access the 10 magic steps to creating that personal genre.

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The Second Draft Advice

15 08 2011

Have you ever wondered where to go after the first draft?

Then, read this article I found on Alex Epstein‘s blog Complications Ensue. It will help you answer the two questions to ask yourself before going onto the second draft. And will also make you realize that there is no such thing as a second draft, because every draft is a first draft, until you shoot it.

¿Te has preguntado a dónde ir después de la primera versión de tu guion?

Entonces, lee este artículo que encontré en el blog de Alex Epstein Complications Ensue. Te ayudará a responder las dos preguntas que debes hacerte antes de pasar al segundo borrador. Y también te hará ver que no hay tal cosa como un segundo borrador, porque cada versión será un primer borrador, hasta que lo filmes.

The Incident vs. The Call

13 07 2011

Syd Field speaks of “Inciting Incident” while Joseph Campbell speaks of “Call to Adventure”.

But… do they refer to the same thing? Is it really the Incident “that point in the story when the Protagonist encounters the problem that will change their life,” or is it the Call?

Let’s let Karel Segers clear this up. Click here to see what he has to say.

Syd Field habla de “incitación al incidente”, mientras que Joseph Campbell habla de “llamada de la aventura”.

Pero… ¿Se refieren a lo mismo? ¿Es realmente el incidente “ese momento en la historia cuando el protagonista se encuentra con el problema que va a cambiar su vida”, o se trata de la llamada?

Dejemos que Karel Segers nos aclare esto. Haz clic aquí para ver lo que tiene que decir.

21 Powerful Rewrite Strategies

15 06 2011

Pic by Tom Benedek

Look what I found on screenwritingu! On Saturday, June 18, 2011 Hal Croasmun will give a free two hours Teleconference about rewriting. He will cover different matters giving you valuable tools for improving your script.

Click here to sing up.

Miren lo que encontré en screenwritingu! El Sábado 18 de junio del 2011 Hal Croasmun dará una Teleconferencia gratuita de dos horas acerca de la reescritura. Abarcará diferentes temas dando exelentes herramientas para mejorar tu guion.

Haz clic aquí para inscribirte.

“There be dragons” hits Spain!

30 03 2011

On March 25th the feature film “There be Dragons” premiered in Spain raising 893,503 euros and more than 139,000 viewers through its first weekend.

It is an epic story set in the turbulent era of the Spanish Civil War that unveils a compelling drama full of passion, betrayal, love and religion. It tells the story of Jose Maria Escrivá de Balaguer, the founder of Opus Dei (Charlie Cox) and Manuel Torres (Wes Bentley), his childhood friend, who are separated by the political turmoil of the pre-war and choose opposite paths when the conflict erupts.

Written and directed by the two-time Oscar nominee Roland Joffé. Also features performances by Dougray Scott, Olga Kurylenko, Ana Torrent, Geraldine Chaplin and Rodrigo Santoro among others. With the cinematographic debut of my own sister, Dolores Reynals, embodying the Saint’s sister as Carmen Escrivá.

The production was led by Ignacio Núñez and Ignacio Gómez Sancha, whom I had the pleasure of meeting last year in Madrid. It was filmed mostly on location in Argentina, especially Buenos Aires, Luján and the Sierra de la Ventana.

Congratulations Sis! I can’t wait to see it!

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