Silviu Paşca – Galaxia

Really loved working on this project for Hahaha Production’s Silviu Paşca and his Galaxia song. It was an experimental film for me where I could span my horizon without limits and it has been an incredible journey. I started from totally different briefs received from the client where the action and characters were initially supposed to be very different, then went from there and expanded the ideas and story to what it has become now.
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PRE PRODUCTION
Then I proceeded with drawing the screenplay and boom, filming had to begin sooner than expected. On the set, a couple of things turned us a few steps back for post production (like the lack of the appropriate lights that we needed), but luckily the day has 24 hours and all I needed was to feint for 3-4 hours a night and that was it (*ironic smile*), there were 20 hours left to spent on the tight deadline. A lot of work went into this, but not to complain, everything was so fun to work at!

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POST PRODUCTION
 
Coloring the whole thing was an entirely needed thing, because I had to balance the lighting from the filming day to that of the 3D renders which undoubtedly differed a lot. And as I’ve said before, lighting was an issue. When I finally managed to fix that, according to the plan I added some film noise and balanced it on every shot in order to help more with the unification of different environments.
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TITLE DESIGN
As title design is one of my favorite things to do, I tried to get creative and somehow still be in the same “universe” I wanted, using either the atmosphere, some shots from the scene or some 3D renders. I decided to change the plan and turn to a 3D render with an iconic object from the film, the Tetris game. Before the actual shoot, I actually called my parents and had them send me my ancient Tetris game on which I played when I was a little kid (it’s the actual one from the video). Now for the title, I decided to model it in order to insert Silviu’s name and that of the song, while discreetly adding my own signature in the same style branding as that of those old Tetris games.
 
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I really believe this project was an important stepping stone for me, one that taught me a lot. I think that by staying humble and nevertheless, having ambition driving you through everything that you learn and do, you can achieve what you set yourself to obtain.
That and drinking energy drinks while sleeping 3-4 hrs a night. Never doing that again.