A short about a couples first kiss. This piece is based on my relationship with my wife, Valdese, who also styled the wardrobe.

We often enjoy our time out shooting photos with vintage cameras, coffee and of course il baci.

A goal for this project was for the talent to communicate warmth, playfulness and a natural attraction towards one another.

In addition I wanted to shoot fast, edit quick and get amazing results. I wanted to see how quickly I could write, shoot, edit and deliver a high quality short.

The shoot lasted only an hour and a half capturing video and stills thanks to my Z Finder, Sandisk Pro CF cards and custom settings on my MKII for help.

The edit was done in Final Cut Pro X. The design of the edit and grade were created to emphasize the warmth, attraction and playfulness of the actors.

BIG thanks to the team of professionals on this beautiful project -

Monica Olman, Tropical Productions

Wardrobe Stylist
Valdese Jones

Make up Artist
Jessica Rivera, Beauty By Rivera

Hair Stylist
Leslibeth Mora, Starlit Designs

Actors, Elite Miami
Alisa Basyuk
Jacob Janis

Moral Support
Steve Sanacore
Iain McCray Martin
Finchley Mantooth (RIP)

Music used with permission by Moby

Shot on location in Miami Arts District and Panther Coffee

Vintage viewfinder created by Robbert-Jan van der Does

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Created by
Giulio Sciorio