Making Moves…

I’m really excited to announce Take2Films next project. This summer I’ll be working with {r}evolution Apparel on their west coast summer tour. I’ll be shooting a wide range of video for {r}evolution, from interview to documentary. Needless to say I’m extremely excited about the project in general, if not just for the fact I’ll be spending my summer traveling up and down the west coast. I can’t wait to share the experience with all of you and make some really great video along the way. 

Make sure you check out www.revolutionapparel.me  for information about the company, they’re doing some really great things over there. 

On the first episode of Tour Baltimore we head downtown to Fells Point and explore a small music store; Own Guru (ownguru.com). The owner, Alan, tells about his experiences starting and managing the store, as well sharing his love of music and the vinyl record. Special thanks to Own Guru for letting us film. Credits: Creator/Editor/Producer- Steve Celano (take2films.com) Production Crew- Steve Celano, David Gerz, Gabe Carter A GreyComm Studios Production 2012 greycomm.tv Music: “The Beach! The Beach!” by Holy Coast (myspace.com/geminicricketband) “Holy Coast” by Holy Coast (myspace.com/geminicricketband)

Take2: Year in Review

Freshman year certainly went by faster than I expected but over the course of this year I think I made some really great progress in my film making endeavors. During my senior year of high school I made more short films and videos than I’d ever done before. I wanted to carry that momentum into my freshman year, though I knew the change in environment would make that task somewhat difficult.

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Film Update

Today I essentially (strong emphasis on “essentially”) finished editing the first short film I’ve made in about 5 months. Put simply, its a trailer/prologue to the Steve vs. Steve sequel I plan (stronger emphasis on “plan”) on shooting over the summer; let’s call it Steve Vs. Steve 1.5. My main goal when creating any of the Steve Vs. Steve films is not so much to tell some grand philosophical and intellectually stimulating story about good vs. evil. I much rather like to make them as sort of milestones and markers for where I am at when it comes to film making. Unlike the last SVS, the prologue is less visual effects heavy. Instead I chose to focus on studying color correction and color grading techniques. This is first film (America notwithstanding) that I color graded from start to finish, making sure that all scenes kept to the same tones and atmosphere. I think, and perhaps you might as well, that this really enhances the dramatic feel of the film. 

I look at the first SVS as the culmination of several months of visual fx study, research, and experimentation with various programs. I think the 1.5 installment will be a return to more fundamental aspects of film making that I’ve been studying over these past few months. Though rest assured, the future installment will have some pretty damn good effects.  

The Prologue

I just finished shooting a trailer/prologue for a new film I’m going to be working on over the summer. I’m trying to have the editing done by Wednesday but I already know this week is going to be crazy with work. Hopefully I’ll have it done by Wednesday before I go back home, or else it’ll have to be moved to next week… which wouldn’t be fun for any of us.  

I’ve been putting a lot of time into learning a program called Cinema 4D. This is the result of what I’ve learned so far.
The text was created in Cinema 4D and the photos were edited together in After Effects and Photoshop. I thought it would be interesting to see how well I could incorporate myself in the scene with some realism. It’s not as refined as I’d like it to be (I think the lighting and shadows of my character are off) but it’s not a bad start considering it’s my second day with the program.
I took a few different photos of myself against a green backdrop; keyed that out and masked out my legs from the knee down because the screen didn’t go down to the floor. I brought those photos into Photoshop for some color correction, added a shadow for myself, and also added the vignette around the “Take2Films.”  
It took a good amount of time but I think the end result is really nice. Expect to see more 3d work in the future, maybe even some video. 

I’ve been putting a lot of time into learning a program called Cinema 4D. This is the result of what I’ve learned so far.

The text was created in Cinema 4D and the photos were edited together in After Effects and Photoshop. I thought it would be interesting to see how well I could incorporate myself in the scene with some realism. It’s not as refined as I’d like it to be (I think the lighting and shadows of my character are off) but it’s not a bad start considering it’s my second day with the program.

I took a few different photos of myself against a green backdrop; keyed that out and masked out my legs from the knee down because the screen didn’t go down to the floor. I brought those photos into Photoshop for some color correction, added a shadow for myself, and also added the vignette around the “Take2Films.”  

It took a good amount of time but I think the end result is really nice. Expect to see more 3d work in the future, maybe even some video.