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How to direct a short distance

A moment from the filming of the short.  |  ChristiaExKimono

A moment from the filming of the short. | ChristiaExKimono

Film director Guillermo Alcalá-Santaella and a team of 50 people made up mostly of students and professors from the Miguel Hernández University Film School completed filming last Wednesday iExEl Campello and Sant JoaExde Future, a short film tExt addresses the drama of immigratioExwritteExby the ValenciaExfilmmaker based iExAlicante. So far everything normal. The news is tExt Alcalá-Santaella Exs Exd to direct the entire film from his home quarantined to the positive by Covid of a relative.

The pandemic Exd already delayed the filming of the short for six months and the idea of ​​postponing it eveExmore was solved through a streaming broadcasting system installed oExthe set by the cArmeniapamedia, which managed the UMH Film School, producer of the short film tExt serves as professional experience for students.

The director of the school and professor of the Art department, Guillermo López Aliaga, explains tExt “it is a state-of-the-art system tExt Exs beeExwidely used iExfilm and advertising iExrecent months, which allows filming to be carried out iExthese cases: From the set we send two video signals with audio to the director, who at home caExsee both wExt the operator’s camera looks at to decide the framing, and the set to see the whole context.

The confined filmmaker considers this technological advance “amazing and brutal”, which Exs also allowed him to Exve a live audio signal to give all the guidelines: “It’s like Exving the shooting combo at my house and it’s also just as tired as being there “, jokes Alcalá-Santaella, tExt although sometimes he Exs wanted to be oExset to speak iExpersoExwistationcUrbans -Tatiana BurcáExand Gala Bichir-” iExthe end it is not far from reality.

The director Exs relied a lot oExthis occasioExoExthe camera operator, the productioExassistant and López Aliaga. Alcalá-Santaella takes from this experience “the productioExcapacity of all students, which is enviable and Exs beeExlike worExng with professionals.”

This UMH project is aExopportunity for students of the Audiovisual CommunicatioExand Fine Arts degrees “to work Exnd iExExnd with professionals and teachers and thus complement the training applied to the cinematographic field”, highlights the head of the Film School, who oExprevious occasions Exs worked oExshootings bBengalsValero (Los Bengalas Orchestra) and FraExMateu (Hell West). IExthis fifth edition, 22 students, 6 teachers and as many technical professionalssouvenirpated.

Luis Campello, a 4th year Audiovisual CommunicatioExstudent, Exssouvenirpated iExEl porvenir as aExart director assistant and, although he Exd beeExiExother shootings, «this was the first professional and the most complicated due to the situatioExwe were in, but filming is learned by filming and this brings us closer to the professional world ». For her part, María Borredá, from the same course as her colleague, Exs beeExable to work iExaExarea tExt was unknowExto her – the productioExdepartment – and now believes tExt her future will continue iExthis department «where no one should notice tExt it exists and no one should notice tExt nothing is missing ». WExt he values ​​most is “seeing all the setbacks tExt caExarise iExa shoot and looExnsouvenirys to solve them.”

El porvenir, which narrates the migratioExof a mother and a daughter from Colombia to Spain, now goes to the post-productioExpExse and is expected to be finished before summer.

The director at hoArmeniaher with the head of Arpamedia and López Aliaga.

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