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Continuation of the Wonderful New Years Eve Commercial directed by Raf Wathion, at Czar BE, for the Belgian power company Electrabel.
I “making of’ned” the whole journey and after the huge success of the campaign and the 1000’s online requests for the song - initially only the 30s of the advert - the agency, Famous, contacted me with a full length version and a desire of a promo.
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Thomas is a good friend of mine and an amazing artist. We always talked about making something together but years passed and nothing.
One day I called him and said “We’re gonna film on the weekend. Be ready.” The weekend came and we shot this promo for 500 EUR - the half of the camera rental price - and a lot of help from friends. Thanks everyone who helped. Clip done, we sent it to JIM TV (a sort of Belgian MTV), but we never had any news.
A few weeks later, Thomas calls me “A friend of mine saw our video on TV. Is that possible?” “Dunno”, replied. We checked and it was indeed true. Not enough, it was already the 4th clip between all the Belgian Groups. Couple of days more and we hit #1 for 4 weeks in a row.
The curiosity is that the group never played on the radio. Well not yet. We’re preparing some stuff soon.
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A long fun day of shoot. We had only 15 min of pellicule for the whole shoot, so no time for a lot of shots nor extra scenes. Every shot was planned before and there was almost no space for improvisations.
The funny stuff was (well, now it sounds funny) that I took the camera on my shoulder and accidentally hit the REC button. We might’ve lost almost about 2min of film. Luckily we realized that on time. We still had a few scenes to go. The DP said “Just gave you the camera because you’re my friend. And as a friend I knew I shouldn’t have done that.”
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Another “Be ready. We’re shooting on next weekend.” call to Thomas in a summer day. And on that time we went even cheaper. 300 EUR for the rental of a DigiBeta Cam Rental, 2 spots of light and a few sandwiches (there were no DSLR Video at the time). We didn’t send it to TV yet.
This was the first and only day I ever I did complain about a good weather in Belgium. We had to seal and black the whole room (Thomas’) while was a bright sunny 36° degrees outside. Inside? Easily more way more the 40°.
My latest video.
Working on my first sex scene. Excited!
My latest video-slash-first sex scene is now online. Huge thanks for all of those whom helped me on that. I really like this stuff, hope you too. Cheers!
New Director @ Shots
Just got featured as New Director on the next issue of Shots.
Hands up, folks… \o/
My Latest. Campaign of the week in Belgium.
Still finding paper on the floor of my living room that recently was turned into a stop motion studio.