"LOST LAKE" Teaser Trailer released

A relaxing weekend becomes a nightmare when a family and some friends discover a truly unsettling secret at Lost Lake. (*fan-made trailer)

Decided to make a horror film trailer using the footage I shot when up at the family cottage with the fam jam :)
Used the woods as reference for inspiration haha. Enjoy!
- Blackmagic pocket cinema camera
- vintage c mount fujinon 35mm lens
- sigma 18-35mm f1.8 for opening shot
- davinci resolve for color grading

Another Vintage Lens/Color Grade test

Decided to test out my Fujian TV 35mm vintage lens on my Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. 
My buddy came to visit me in Brisbane, Australia, so it felt like a good time to take some footage of the city.
I like the softer/vintage aesthetic of what this little lens produces, especially considering it's only $30. 
As always, I tried to achieve a more "filmic/cinematic" look in the color grading.

- Shot with my Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and a C-mount vintage lens (FUJIAN TV LENS 35mm)
- Shots are all handheld with some post stabilization when needed.
- Editing/Color grading work was done in Davinici Resolve 12.5 using Osiris VisionColor/Impulz LUTs

NEW COLOR GRADING TEST

Some more color grading tests I did with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. Footage was taken around our place at Roma Street Park in Brisbane, Australia.

Settings:

- Mix of RAW and ProResHQ
- ISO 400
- Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 with Metabones Speedbooster
- Monopod and Handheld
- Graded in Davinci Resolve using VisionColor LUTS and various grades.

(Download the original file on Vimeo for best quality). 
Cheers!

drama, live action

"ATYL" wins Award of Excellence

The Accolade Global Film Competition has awarded the "Award of Excellence" to our short film "All That You Loved".  The full press release and website link are below.  

A big thanks to all of our amazing cast, crew, and faculty involved with the film!

 

"Hamilton, ON, March 22, 2015 – Nathan Baldassero, has won a prestigious "Award of Excellence" from The Accolade Global Film Competition. The award was given for his suspenseful short, All That you Loved, which deals with a man's struggle to cope with his past. All That You Loved features an excellent cast (Phil Borg, Tate yap), exceptional pacing, and a hauntingly beautiful score by Dillon Baldassero.

The Accolade recognizes film, television, videography and new media professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film and television industry. Our talented award winners have gone on to win Oscars, Emmys & Tellys.  Information about the Accolade and a list of recent winners can be found at www.accoladecompetition.org

In winning an Accolade, Nathan Baldassero joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award including Ron Howard / Bryce Howard for When You Find Me and Highwire Films Australia for their popular ABC TV series twentysomething. Rick Prickett, who chairs The Accolade Global Film Competition, had this to say about the latest winners, “The Accolade is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world from powerhouse companies to remarkable new talent. The Accolade helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The judges were pleased with the exceptional high quality of entries. The goal of The Accolade is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve.”

"ONUS" Accepted into "STARLITE Film Festival 2015"

Our short film "ONUS" has been officially selected to be screened at the Starlite Film Festival in Orlando, Florida!  

The Festival runs from February 26 - March 1, 2015.  Once again, a big thanks to all our great cast & crew on the project!

"The StarLite Film Festival celebrates the imagination and entrepreneurial spirit of microbudget films and their creators."

http://starlitefilmfest.com/starlite-shorts-neighbors/

 

Tickets for 'Hamilton Film Festival" on sale now!

Tickets are now on sale for the 9th Annual Hamilton Film Festival!  Be sure to come check out and support our Short film " ONUS" Saturday November 8th, 3pm at The Staircase Theatre (27 Dundurn St. N).

Tickets for our Short film block are $5.00

SELECT "STUDENT FILMS" under Saturday, Nov 8th (default is set to "film club films").  

Hope to see you there!

http://www.hamiltonfilmfestival.com/

 

 

"All That You Loved" accepted into "Toronto Indie Film Festival"

I'm proud to announce that our short film, "All That You Loved", has been accepted into the Toronto Indie Film Festival! 

The 2014 Toronto Independent Film Festival takes place from September 4 to 13, 2014, at the Carlton Cinema, in downtown Toronto.

(*Note that Toronto Indie, aka the Toronto Independent Film Festival, is a separate festival from the Toronto International Film Festival, which runs at the same time)

September is looking good! 

"Hollywood Weekly Magazine" selects "All That You Loved"

More good news!

"Hollywood Weekly Magazine" has selected our short film, "All That You Loved" to screen at their film festival later this summer!

(There will also be a short blurb/review written about our film in an upcoming issue of the magazine!)

The festival is scheduled for September 20-21, 2014.