Everything happened so fast. One week I was full of doubts, the other week I was pure certainty. I love photography. But I love cinema even more. 24 times more, to be precise. Because cinema is photography at 24 frames per second. And that’s how long it takes me to create a whole imaginary movie sequence out of any picture. That’s how long it takes me to fall in love with a story, with life. 24 frames.
And pure certainty is what moves me forward. I don’t like moving when I feel insecure. I prefer to stay where I am, eyes wide open paying attention to everything around me and inside me. But pure certainty, that’s the state of mind that makes my life happen. I am officially assuming myself as a Fusion photographer and Wedding Cinematographer. I gotta play with the skills I have and, boy, do I have cinema skills! I spent seven years playing with scripts, production lists, TV backstages and movie scenarios, with rolls of film and video clips, with my editing software, cutting, pasting and creating stories. And now I see I need to keep telling stories. Not stories of a movie set. But stories of the real life, of the real love. To tell the most amazing stories of brides and grooms and romance. To create Cinema for weddings. And to align myself with better photographers than me to create the most beautiful Fusion films. Because that’s what Love deserves: to have its stories told the best way.
This week I gave my first workshop about ‘basic filmmaking + video editing for photographers’. Because if one photo says one thousand words, a film says it all. And we know it. We, photographers, know it’s time to start being creative and edgy and stepping out of our comfort zone. Stories need to be told. And cinema is the tool that will help us do that.