Within the Highlight With FUJIFILM – That includes Giulio Meliani

CineD is all the time looking for a approach to join creators and producers – and, after all, to assist filmmakers present their work. For this reason we teamed up with FUJIFILM to point out our filming neighborhood work that has been accomplished with FUJIFILM cameras. Please meet Giulio Meliani, an LA-based photographer and filmmaker. “Within the Highlight” is proudly sponsored by FUJIFILM.

Immediately’s interview options Giulio Meliani, a hybrid storyteller – as he likes to explain himself – who has just lately stepped into the world of fiction. Earlier than you proceed studying, please take a while to take a look at the trailer of Giulio’s newest quick movie, Aion, under.

Created utilizing the recently-released FUJIFILM X-H2S digital camera, the movie investigates the connection between a father and his beloved son, whereas exhibiting how our strongest reminiscences can flip into highly effective means for time touring.

Within the Highlight With FUJIFILM – Giulio Meliani

Identify: Giulio Meliani
At present based mostly in: Los Angeles, California
Language(s) spoken: English, Brazilian Portuguese
Occupation: Filmmaker & Photographer

Q: How did you get began in our trade?
G: After finishing my images schooling in 2010, I started pursuing my filmmaking profession helping in business productions in Los Angeles. In 2012 I began my very own manufacturing firm, Pleasure Per Second, the place I targeted primarily on commercials, music movies, and mini-documentaries as a artistic director, director, and DOP.

Picture credit score: Giulio Meliani

Present assignments:  
Aion (Brief Movie)

What varieties of productions do you largely shoot?
I shoot and direct largely commercials.

What’s your dream task/job in our trade and what are you actually captivated with?
I’m very captivated with telling tales. Though you’ll be able to nonetheless obtain that by way of business work, I’d like to ultimately absolutely concentrate on narrative tales, like my newest quick movie, Aion.

Picture credit score: Giulio Meliani

Within the work that you’re presenting us, now that it’s accomplished, what would you’ve gotten accomplished otherwise all through the manufacturing?
Though I’m fairly glad with how Aion got here to be, trying again I might like to have had yet another manufacturing day. There have been scenes and pictures that we needed to adapt or just utterly minimize off from the shot record as a result of restricted manufacturing days.

With that being mentioned, I imagine each director would like to have extra time to movie their tasks, at the very least that’s how I really feel for many of my artistic work.

Picture credit score: Giulio Meliani

What present digital camera, lenses and sound gear do you utilize?
At present, my important digital camera physique is the model new FUJIFILM X-H2S. For lenses, since I’m additionally knowledgeable photographer, I can use most of my X-mount lenses for my filmmaking as effectively relying on the challenge with the power to make use of the superb and dependable autofocus out there on the FUJIFILM our bodies.

I additionally use the FUJINON MK 18-55mm T2.9, which is implausible for many of my skilled work. For audio, I’ve been utilizing the RØDE VideoMic NTG for a lot of the run and gun tasks, together with the RØDE Wi-fi Go II, and the “outdated however gold” Zoom H6.

Picture credit score: Giulio Meliani

You selected to shoot your challenge with the FUJIFILM X-H2S digital camera. Did you impose on your self any limitations like not taking pictures with a tripod?
For my quick movie, I imagine the most important problem was to shoot a compelling story at just one location, which, on this case, was a single-family home. I may have simply explored some totally different areas to assist inform the story, however I selected to not. This was positively the most important artistic limitation of the challenge.

What’s your favourite lighting gear, and why did you select that package over different options?
For Aion quick movie we determined to go together with some ARRI lights, however I strongly imagine LED is the long run and I’m an enormous fan of Aputure fixtures. I’ve some, just like the LS 300D and some P60c in my lighting package.

Picture credit score: Giulio Meliani

Do you utilize drones/gimbals in your productions? In that case, what’s the best means you’ve discovered of deploying them?
Though I’m an enormous fan of drones and gimbals, we didn’t use them on set for Aion.

What enhancing programs do you utilize and are you glad working with them?
I began with Ultimate Reduce and later, migrated to Premiere Professional, since I already had the Adobe Artistic Cloud for my images wants (Photoshop & Lightroom), so it felt just like the pure transfer to make. Though removed from being good, Premiere Professional has been a reasonably dependable device for my enhancing wants.

Picture credit score: Giulio Meliani

How a lot of your work do you shoot in “flat image profile” and what’s your most popular means of colour correcting?
I used to shoot quite a lot of log for many of my skilled work, however these days, I discover myself taking pictures so much utilizing FUJIFILM’s cinema movie simulation Eterna. It nonetheless provides me quite a lot of dynamic vary with a reasonably “flat” look, however with a terrific start line for colour grading. The pores and skin tones are attractive and it has a movie look I actually take pleasure in.

Picture credit score: Giulio Meliani

How continuously do you journey and do you’ve gotten any ideas with regards to packing your gear?
For the previous couple of years, I’ve been touring so much for shoots. Some massive, some small gigs, however for any manufacturing measurement, I all the time carry with me my present important physique, which on this case is the FUJIFILM X-H2S, a second physique ( FUJIFILM X-T4), some FUJINON zoom lenses for versatility, a small gimbal, and a small audio package, relying on the manufacturing.

A very good tripod (by no means neglect that) and an exterior monitor ( Atomos Ninja V) together with my MacBook. All the things suits completely on my Vinta Sort-II images backpack. Lighting is generally rented for these conditions.

Hyperlinks: FUJIFILM Web site | “Aion” Trailer and Behind the Scenes | Giulio Meliani’s web site & Instagram

Full disclosure: This “In The Highlight” sequence of interviews is sponsored by FUJIFILM.

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