Piano! by Alejandro Calore

Piano! by Alejandro Calore

The semplicity that hide a genius…

Itʼs amazing to see what Alejandro is doing with following real cinema rules into his films. This short film is like to drink a nice red wine. You feel unconfortable, curios, amused by watching really simple events mixed with a great pacing.

Storytelling

Itʼs amazing to see what Alejandro is doing with following real cinema rules into his films. This short film is like to drink a nice red wine. You feel unconfortable, curios, amused by watching really simple events mixed with a great pacing.

Originality

The originality is a point difficult to take it in consideration in this film. I find that the originality is how Alejandro is aproaching his wedding films with his manifesto. If you begin to discover his work and you are a couple that is going to get married, you would love to have him into your wedding day, to see what he see and what he feel.

Cinematography

The cinematography is really simple but never casual. Every clip and every moment is studied with meticulos attention. His way to film is one man one camera one point of view. Every footage is steady and fix from a tripod work. Seems all easy and light, but the study that there is behind his films is from a genius.

about the Author:

‘We adore chaos because we love to produce order.’ -M. C. Escher

I strongly identify with the words of famous Dutch artist, because my work is inspired by his axiom; as a documentary filmmaker, I always seek to find a pattern in the apparent chaos of life. And a wedding, although planned, is always an expression of that chaotic and unpredictable life. Good news for a chaos lover!

My name is Alejandro Calore, and I’m Principal of REAL&SHORT® Films. I started Wedding Cinematography strongly motivated by the introduction of the DLSR, but my root is different; the passion for Cinema & Storytelling.

That’s how, after obtaining my degree at the Film School of Rosario, Argentina, I specialized in Documentary, finding in Weddings the ideal setting to express myself in this genre. Like many others, I got on the train of Wedding Cinematography from its origins, back in 2009, adopting its rather limited narrative resources and replicating them in every single wedding film I produced. But after a while I abandoned that “modus operandi” and started my own expressive search. I did not feel comfortable just copying trends.

As a result, I ended up developing my MANIFESTO (www.realnshort.com/ education/manifesto.html): a kind of “personal treasure map” to find and maintain my own expressive course. In an increasingly technified World, we often use technology as an end and not as a means, and the result is sometimes excessively uniform and unpersonal. I understood that the most valuable treasure is the personal style; the own gaze on things.

When it was the time to edit “PAINO!”, again I proceeded as usual, trying to bring order to the chaos… During the shooting process I had found three interesting elements: the shrill horn of the couple’s car; a priest asking for silence to some noisy children, and a touching interpretation of a girl’s sax during the religious ceremony.

Many hours of reflections afterwards, a story was born, the one that still brings me satisfactions, and confirms once again the validity of my old good treasure map.

Useful Information:

Equipment & Software:

Camera: Sony a7s II     Lens: Sigma 30mm 2.8, Zenith 58mm 1.8   Microphone: Sony Digital Voice Recorder ICD-PX333 Series     Software: Adobe Premiere Pro CC