Cinematography on Amazing Short Shot With 5D2. 70k Hits On Vimeo In One Month! How Was It Shot?

The other day I moseyed on over to vimeo and discovered this amazing short film featured on the site called Overture (film below). As soon as I saw my native tongue, Hebrew, on the screen I investigated who was behind the entire production. It turns out most of the crew are just a 45 min drive from me, so I turned off my computer this time and headed over to the cinematographers house, Hagain,  and interviewed him in person.

In a few short years Hagai has really shown tremendous talent. Starting in still he then went to learn cinematography in film school, and Overture, with 70k hits on vimeo in less then on month, is just a wonderful showcase of his talents.

Watch the interview and soak up as much as you can. Don’t forget to ask questions below if you want to know more. I’ll make him (and the crew) answer you!


  • Eli

    Stunning! I love some of their DIY approach!

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    • coachaviv

      Thanks Dentysta! What facebook group was it?

  • fiftybob

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  • Alex

    Hi man!

    I really appreciate what you’re doing here. As a DoP said, cinematography it’s at half a practical job. You have to know how to achieve the result you envision. I like that you keep your intervjuers focused and on the subject.

    I also like that every now and then, you touch some crucial points like, how do you get your work out there? How and where do you meet all these people which are important to you, i.e., directors, producers, etc. Today most of those people are behind secretaries and agencies which most of the time are functioning as a filter. You never get to the people important to you.

    Before you do THE JOB people talks about, all this networking and sociability are quite crucial. It will be really nice if you could ask your subject to develop on that meter.

    Keep doing the great job you already doing.

    • coachaviv

      Alex, wonderful comment and ideas. I’ll keep your points in mind for future episodes!

  • alade femi

    All I can say is WOW and a big thank you for the good work.
    Am from nigeria (africa) where the sun is killing and very I just
    Want to ask cause most of the dp/ cinematographer said they shoot
    Around 7am and also around 4pm,so I want to no if this time will work in our situation here in nigeria and also I still have some other questions to ask ! Thanks ones again!

    • coachaviv

      The question is, when does the sunrise and sunset. The closer you can shoot to those hours the better.
      So if sunrise is 5am and sunset 8pm, then you can shoot from 5-6am and from 7-8pm. YOu can stretch this further of course, but this is the idea. And the best is if you can test it first. Go to the location at those hours and do some test shots so you can be prepared 🙂

      Good Luck and let us know how it goes!

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