Serafina Salvador – with a surrealist’s name, no wonder she’s so good at modeling for surreal cinemagraphs.

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It was great to work with this talented actress and model again. This time I was experimenting with cinemagraphs, a kind of GIF where part of the image is frozen and part is moving.

They tend to take a while to create and file sizes are pretty large, hence only three here. Colour is also limited in the GIF format, so it suits the vintage/Instagram look.

However, I have some ideas on improving this – watch this space.

Meanwhile, keep scrolling for more cinemagraphs and still photos below. And check out Serafina‘s page.

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Those who saw my showreel will have already seen brief clips from the following music video.

You can now watch the whole video, featuring the talented, charming Nafis Umerkulova.

She explains in the video, but briefly; she is from Uzbekistan and plays a unique piano piece by an Uzbek composer (plus some Chopin and Beethoven).

She will greatly appreciate Likes, Follows, Subscribes, etc, on YouTube or her other social media accounts.

Same also appreciated on my YouTube!

Shooting music videos is complicated, but hugely satisfying, I will be doing more!

Contact Charlie for video or photos – tel +44 7814 106 561

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Voila! Here’s the result of a lot of hard work, learning and G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome)!

Check out my first showreel, highlights from the first stage of my journey into video and cinematography.

It features architecture (including some timelapse), music videos, lifestyle portraiture and short film/drama. Even some salsa dancing!

More discussion under the video thumbnail… For the best viewing experience, choose 1080 HD and full-screen it!

Although I edit some of my own video work, this showreel was edited by the talented Elcid Asaei of Crimson Black Films. A couple of the videos featured in this showreel were also edited or produced/directed by Elcid.

Much thanks also to the actors/models featured and others who helped produce these!

Video is fast becoming the most popular form of media and I’m looking forward to this new challenge.

You can view more videos via the ‘video’ link in menu bar at top, such as the architectural feature and the lifestyle portraiture that ends the showreel. And there are more to come!

As ever you can contact me here

Tel. +44 7814 106 561

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Travel, documentary, landscape and stock photography click photo for slideshow

Email Charlie! or call +44 7814 106 561

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Chris Dodd is both infuriating and likeable, crafty and charming, as he wows with his tricks. Every time we meet he flummoxes and frustrates me with his clever magic. For example, how did he get my £5 note (that I signed beforehand) inside the centre of a lime (which we fetched from the bar)?! Or while he’s chatting to you, he suddenly pauses, then pulls a string of needles from, apparently, within his stomach… Not a mystery trick perhaps, but a trick nevertheless.

I saw him do the lime trick again to someone else the other day, this time using a playing card the audience member chose from a deck. Cue howls of incredulity and screams of laughter from his audience… I watched him like a hawk, analysed the lime, his pocket knife… still bamboozled.

Oh and ‘Conjuring Chef’? Chris used to be a chef and has some magic acts based around cooking.

Photo lighting info and Chris’ website below the photos – keep scrolling!

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Lighting: I used a gridded beauty dish modifier as main light, then 3 lights behind to create the edge lighting – 2 gridded strobes either side and a gridded strip box boomed above and behind. Yes, I do like grids… 😀

Lighting diagram created on http://www.lightingdiagrams.com/

Meanwhile, go visit Chris’ website and definitely book him for an event!

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