SHANGDOWN: THE WAY OF THE SPUR – Teaser Trailer

Please enjoy the teaser trailer from my first feature film: You may also view it in high definition on the Facebook fan page of SHANGDOWN. Related Images:We cannot display this gallery […]

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Babymatic: Emily Fan Montrasio

A babymatic of our daughter Emily Fan Montrasio. She was born in cold January 2010 in Shanghai, China, with a weight of 2750 grams and a length of 48 centimeter. A babymatic is a cinematic baby short film. If Vimeo is slow for you, try YouTube: If you are in China, you can see it on Tudou: Related Images:We cannot display this gallery […]

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“Nuit Blanche”

Once or twice per year I stumble upon a video or a film that captures me with it’s magic, that inspires me, that makes me want to become a filmmaker. Nuit Blanche is such a video. I am speechless. This short deserves awards, lots of them. It’s perfectly smooth, everything about it is done well (the lighting! the costumes! the actors!) and it gives me goosebumps even the fourth time I watch it. Well done, Mister Arev Manoukian, well done. Update: The Making Of. Now I’m even more blown away. Holy shit is this well produced. Related Images:We cannot display this gallery […]

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HDR Tutorial: Make a nice HDR image in 10 minutes or less.

There are great HDR tutorials on the internet, but many or most of them require you to invest an hour or even more into the editing of a single image. The problem is, I don’t have that kind of time! HDR is an hobby, and sometimes I’ve got really little time for it. But I love HDR pictures. So over the last three years, I’ve learned to make HDR’s faster and faster. My HDR’s are by far not the best in the world, but some of my Shanghai Skyscraper HDR’s made it into the New York Skyscraper Museum among other things. So I guess they aren’t the worst either. This tutorial will teach you how to create a HDR image in about 10 minutes that will look great. Let’s start off with the requirements. Besides the photo gear you probably own you need some software. This is what I use: – Photomatix – Photoshop – Nik Photoshop Plugins And that’s it. You need these three programs, that’s all. We’ll use Photomatix to create the HDR itself, Photoshop to edit it and three different Nik plugins to make it look awesome. So you’ve shot your three RAW photos in different exposures, […]

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Shanghai Rollercoaster.

View towards Puxi from the Lupu bridge in Shanghai, China. Treated in Photomatix and Photoshop. Shot with a Canon 5D Mark II and a 85mm f/1.2 lens. UPDATE! As you can see on the screenshot below – which was taken on a windows machine that is not genuine – my image made it onto the frontpage of the popular german photo magazine VIEW by Stern. Yay! Related Images:We cannot display this gallery […]

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A Helping Hand – Cinematography Cut.

a helping hand from MK Media Productions on Vimeo. omo supports since 15 years a charity organization which helps handicapped widows in the countryside. this video shows their efforts, as the charity organization helps a mother who is unable to help her child. shot for omo / unilever via ogilvy shanghai. this is the ‘cinematography cut’, if you will. the original two minute version can be found here. directed by drago lazetich. shot and edited by jakob montrasio. music borrowed from requiem for a dream. Related Images:We cannot display this gallery […]

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