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Cinematographer Matt Kleiner Interview

I would like to present a very interesting interview on Cameraman.com. His name is Matt Kleiner, a filmmaker and cinematographer based in California and having an affinity for all things ocean. Matt’s imagery is strongly focused around the concept of water and the natural beauty surrounding coastal areas. With surfing being a huge influence in his life, he has used the act of wave riding as a primary source for his focus and creativity.

With three feature length films, several music videos and magazine covers to his credit, Matt’s imagery can be seen around the world. His films have been an official selection at numerous film festivals including the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, International Surf Film Festival Anglet, Ombak Bali, Newport Beach Film Festival and many others.

Watch Matt’s Showreel of the first part of 2011 and then discover this short interview where he tell us how he started his career. The reel show some of his favourite shots from recent music videos, surf films, travel documentaries, commercials and short films. Filmed throughout North America, Australia and Indonesia.

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The Making of Carla Kosak’s “Don’t Want Your Man” Video Clip

Director Kevin Otterness takes us behind the scenes of Carla Kosak’s “Don’t Want Your Man” music video.

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Title: MAKING OF “Don’t Want Your Man” Music Video
Director: Kevin Otterness
Producer: Brian Tedeschi
Camera: Kim St. Aubin
Production Assistants: Joe Petrick & Jeremy Hawkins
Editor & Colorist: Kevin Otterness
Production Company: posthousepictures.com

You can check out Carla Kosak’s “Don’t Want Your Man” Official Video Clip here.

About Kevin Otterness

Kevin Otterness got his start in the film business at age 7 when his father took him to see “Star Wars” in 1977. Walking out of the theatre, Otterness knew what he wanted to do for the rest of his life.

Today, Otterness owns and operates CINEARTISTS and POSTHOUSE PICTURES, two independent production companies. He produces and directs independent films, music video’s and behind-the-scenes documentaries, and his clients have benefited from his artistic camera work and editing talents since 2000.

Prior to branching off on his own, Otterness worked for a local public access station, where he created and produced one of the most successful cable access television shows in the country, “Technical Difficulties Television.” TDTV was a weekly entertainment program known for its high-energy, edgy, MTV-style approach to entertainment news in and around the Chicago area. The show ran for seven years and won several local and national awards.

Throughout his career, Otterness built an impressive resume that earned him recognition for his work as a Director of Photography, his fast paced editing style, and his ability to make small-budget projects look like million-dollar productions.

Director Kevin Otterness sets up the next shot

Director Kevin Otterness sets up the next shot

In December 2010 Kevin Otterness released his music video directorial debut, “Life Without Love,” performed by Dave Sills and produced by Brian Tedeschi. One week later the behind the scenes of “Life Without Love” was released.

Otterness also worked with one of his inspiring directors this year, Michael Bay. Otterness was cast as an FBI agent in the upcoming film TRANSFORMERS 3 “Dark of the Moon,” part of which was filmed in Chicago. He also was cast in Steven Soderbergh’s new film “Contagion” also shot in Chicago.

Though he’s never seen himself as an actor, Otterness believes it helps him as a director understand where his actors are coming from when on set.

In 2011, Otterness released his second music video, “Don’t Want Your Man” performed by Carla Kosak.

Making of Carla Kosak Video Clip

Making of Carla Kosak Video Clip

Otterness also plans on involving other Chicago area filmmakers in some other projects he has coming up this year.

You can follow Kevin Otterness on Twitter: Twitter.com/KevinOtterness

Facebook fan page: Facebook.com/pages/Kevin-Otterness/139381506121411

Kevin Otterness’s Blog: Kevinotterness.wordpress.com

 

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Carla Kosak’s “Don’t Want Your Man” Official Music Video

Presenting Carla Kosaks’ “Don’t Want Your Man” music video. The clip was shot entirely on the Canon 7D and produced by POSTHOUSE PICTURES.

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Title: Don’t Want Your Man
Artist: Carla Kosak
Writer: Sound Master T
Directed by Kevin Otterness
Producer: Brian Tedeschi
DOP: Kevin Otterness
Editor & Colorist: Kevin Otterness
Production Design: Kim St. Aubin
Production Assistants: Jeremy Hawkins & Joe Petrick
Production Company: posthousepictures.com/

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The Visualmakers – Preview Trailer

This is the first trailer/preview for The Visualmakers, a documentary filmed at NABShow 2011 that seeks to find out what unites us as independent filmmakers who use the latest breed of relatively affordable digital tools. Find out what unites us all as filmmakers by taking a look at this documentary that goes beyond the gear to the person, in a way you might not have seen before. The documentary is an Anticipate Media and NeedCreative Films production, and directed by Paul Antico. The final release is scheduled for this summer.

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Featuring the work and stories of (in order of appearance in this trailer):

Kevin Shahinian
Cristina Valdivieso
Jon Connor
Vincent Laforet
Mick Jones
Julia Swain
Robin Schmidt
Jared Abrams
Ben Eckstein
Philip Bloom

Here is the list of the gear used for the documentary:

Cameras: Filmed with a Panasonic AF100, Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 7D, and Canon T2i

Lenses: Lenses used include Nikon 50mm 1970′s vintage, Zeiss ZE 50mm F1.4 and 35mm F2, Canon 17-40mm F4 L, Canon 24-104 IS F4L, Canon 85mm F1.4L, and Canon 100mm F2.8L IS Macro

Sound:

Mics: Sennheiser G2 and Sony UWP-V1 Wireless Lavaliers, Rode Video Mic and Video Mic Pro, Rode NTG-2, Azden Shotgun
Recording: Internal AF-100 and Zoom H4N

Rigs & Stabilization:

Manfrotto Stills and Video Tripods and Video Tripods, Manfrotto 501HDV Head * 701 HDV Head, Schatler Tripod and Head, Jag35 Field Runner, Zacuto Base Plate, Kessler Pocket Dolly Traveler V2.0

Lighting: LitePanels Micro, Opteka 128LED On-Camera Lights, Promaster Reflector

Monitors: Marshall 5″ HDMI LCD Monitor

Edited with Apple Final Cut Pro 7

Motion Graphics – Apple Motion 4

Color by Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks

Timelapses modified using Adobe Lightroom and CHV Electronics Long Exposure Plugin

You can read more about The Visualmakers and the creative process at Needcreative.net

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