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#1 Miguel Angel

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 08:40 AM

The Tattoo 

 

Directed by Ian Power

 

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New York, 1980. Anna Meyer can't remember her past. A survivor of the Holocaust, she is haunted daily by the survivor’s mark on her arm - a concentration camp tattoo.

 

What begins as a crisis for Anna will take her on a journey of self discovery, acceptance, and redemption.

 

I had the incredible opportunity to work with Ian on this project and I can't be but really thankful to him for giving me the chance to imagine Anna Meyer's world. 

 

It will be in short-film festivals around the world soon so if you catch it, let me know! :)

 

Hope you like it! 

Have a lovely day!


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#2 Justin Hayward

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 09:39 AM

Very very nice. Most impressive when you can pull off that level of style while still somehow feeling totally natural. I really like it a lot. Why 1.33?
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#3 Mark Kenfield

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 09:52 AM

Gorgeous stuff Miguel! I think it's some of your best yet.

4-perf 35mm?

And who's your 1st AC? I want to pinch them from you - some of those push-ins are ridiculous! :P


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#4 Miguel Angel

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 02:59 PM

Very very nice. Most impressive when you can pull off that level of style while still somehow feeling totally natural. I really like it a lot. Why 1.33?

 

Thanks Justin! :) 

 

I love 1.33:1, it is one of my favourite aspect ratios (probably it is my favourite one) and I thought that it could be an interesting way to show that Anna is not very comfortable in the world she lives in, she is constrained, enclosed by something that she doesn't know about. 

 

Also, 90% of The Tattoo is Anna's face and 1.33:1 is an amazing aspect ratio to frame faces for! it feels really intimate to me and I wanted to be with really close to her all the time. 

 

 

Gorgeous stuff Miguel! I think it's some of your best yet.

4-perf 35mm?

And who's your 1st AC? I want to pinch them from you - some of those push-ins are ridiculous! :P

 

Awww.. thanks Mark!! :)

I certainly had a really good production designer and art department team to help me achieve the look of it! :) 

 

It is not 4-perf 35mm.. I'll give you another chance! :D

 

My 1st AC is Michael Gilbert, probably the best focus puller in Ireland at the moment!! 

 

He definitely nailed it!

 

Pretty sure that he would love to spend some time in the sunny Australia rather than in this island of ours hahaha :D


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Posted 25 March 2018 - 06:21 AM

So much emotion in that trailer.  I had to watch it twice to get all the little pieces.


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#6 Miguel Angel

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 03:59 PM

So much emotion in that trailer.  I had to watch it twice to get all the little pieces.

 

Many thanks for your kind words Jay! :) :)


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#7 Mark Kenfield

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 10:06 PM

 

It is not 4-perf 35mm.. I'll give you another chance! :D

 

 

Hmm... too sharp for 16mm. Is it 4:3 Alexa with vintage glass, a healthy amount of diffusion and some REALLY good film emulation?
 


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#8 Jon O'Brien

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 02:12 AM

Very nice cinematography. Looks like digital.


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#9 Miguel Angel

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Posted 26 March 2018 - 03:37 AM

Hmm... too sharp for 16mm. Is it 4:3 Alexa with vintage glass, a healthy amount of diffusion and some REALLY good film emulation?


It is 4:3 Alexa Mini with Super Speeds (mainly the 35mm), Black Diffusion 1 + Black Promist 1/2.
No film emulation at all, we shot at 1600ASA, Prores 4444XQ.

Very nice cinematography. Looks like digital.


Thanks Jon!
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#10 Miguel Angel

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 06:06 PM

If any of you are around Ireland this weekend, The Tattoo is being screened at the Fastnet Film Festival in Schull, West Cork from today to Saturday :).

 

Have a lovely day!! :)


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#11 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 02:30 AM

Looks great sir.. Alexa mini is really becoming a very popular camera.. its taking work from its bigger brother ..


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#12 Miguel Angel

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 12:12 PM

Looks great sir.. Alexa mini is really becoming a very popular camera.. its taking work from its bigger brother ..

 

Thanks Robin! :) 
I think that the Alexa Mini is super popular because it has all you need in a camera.. plus internal nds! :) and also because you can make it small haha. 

 

By the way, I never mentioned it but last March we were nominated to the Irish Film & Television Academy Awards for The Tattoo on the Best Short-Film category! We didn't win though but it was great to seeing it nominated! :) 

 

Have a lovely day! 


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#13 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 07:12 PM

Im sure the awards will come soon for you sir ..   we can say we "knew" you on the inter web .. 


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#14 Miguel Angel

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Posted 26 May 2018 - 12:10 PM

Im sure the awards will come soon for you sir ..   we can say we "knew" you on the inter web .. 

 

Ha! I highly doubt it! 

Anyways! They actually nominated the short-film for a bunch of awards in the Fastnet Film Festival!

 

- Best Irish Short-Film

- Best Drama

- Best Screenplay

- Best Original Music

- Best Editing

- Best Cinematography

 

So being nominated is already a honor, at least for me, a Spanish foreigner in Ireland haha! :) 

 

Have a lovely day!

 


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#15 Miguel Angel

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 09:33 AM

We got the biggest award in the Fastnet Film Festival, Best Short-Film!  :wub:  :wub:

 

Now.. Galway Film Fleadh.. hopefully haha. 


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Posted 26 November 2018 - 07:07 AM

We won Best Irish Short in the Foyle Film Festival!!! So, thanks to that, we can submit it to the Academy Awards short-film nominations in 2020.. because, unfortunately, the submission deadline is over for the 2019 Short-film Academy Awards. 

 

I can't believe that we won!  ^_^  ^_^


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