It´s a Wrap: The Hooker & The Transvestite

Luis Aponte and Lola Berthet

Luis Aponte and Lola Berthet

The filming on Friday night was a great success: our crew of 25, plus actors Lola Berthet, Luis Aponte and Luis Machín braved the cold to produce one really funny short for the filmaka contest: The Hooker & The Transvestite. Our Director of Photography, Jorge Crespo, lit up over 1000 square meters of park for a dramatic scene (and coordinated that they turn off and on with the camera rolling). The photography he captured on the his Sony HD camera using a 35mm lens is incredible, he really got that film look.

We are now running around to finish the post production. This means the following:

1) Downloading the material to be edited (for a three minute finished product we filmed about 30 mintues of material).

2) Editing, and re-editing, the short until it´s  just right (in this case we are under a lot of time constraints, normally this process can take longer than the two days we had!)

Luis Machín acting drunk

Luis Machín acting drunk

3) The film then is color corrected, in this case by the Director of Photography. Color correction can be a misnomer: more than correcting mistakes, Jorge Crespo changed the color of the lighting and pushed the colors to make them “pop” as they should in a comedy.

4) Charlie Yusim, who also composed the music for Gabriel Balanovsky´s “Enjaulado” and a fashion commercial that he produced, creates an original score, in this case very Tim Burtonesque.

5) Gaspar Scheuer, of Ñandu Sonido, one of the best sound studios in Argentina, corrects the sound recording and does the final mix when the music is done. 

6) All these elements are placed together, with subtitles and end credits. Done!

(All Photos were taken by David Castre)

Lola Berthet was not harmed in the making of this film.

Lola Berthet was not harmed in the making of this film.

Lola Berthet (the Hooker), Luis Machín (the Drunk), Luis Aponte (the Transvestite)

Lola Berthet (the Hooker), Luis Machín (the Drunk), Luis Aponte (the Transvestite)

It takes a lot of lights to light up a park at night!

It takes a lot of lights to light up a park at night!

Co-directors Ginger Gentile and Gabriel Balanovsky check a shot in the Sony HD camera with 35mm lens with DoP Jorge Crespo

Co-directors Ginger Gentile and Gabriel Balanovsky check a shot in the Sony HD camera with 35mm lens with DoP Jorge Crespo

The traveling track is ready.

The traveling track is ready.

The actors battle the cold!

The actors battle the cold!

Isn´t life a drag?

Isn´t life a drag?

The HD monitor waits while lights are put in place (only about 30% of what we used is in this photo).

The HD monitor waits while lights are put in place (only about 30% of what we used is in this photo).

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