Samaritan’s Purse - Cambodia
Samaritan’s Purse is a International Relief organization based out of Boone, NC. We’ve had the pleasure of shooting with them over the last couple of years and absolutely love working with their team. Every job is a new adventure.
This time, I had the opportunity to document SP’s work with expectant mothers in remote villages, from basic cooking and hygiene workshops to the building of Maternity Wards at the local Health Centers. The video was part of the 10 Days for M’Dai Campaign which is going on now.
Cambodia is a beautiful country, it’s full of the nicest people you’ll ever meet and the food is incredible. While we were there, we were able to experience the busy streets of Phnom Penh, quiet villages in the Kratie Province and breathtaking sights at Angkor Wat.
I was incredibly happy to once again be able to partner with Samaritan’s Purse for this trip.
Here are a couple of screengrabs from our time in Cambodia.
We recently shot a new spot for INSP directed by our friend Blake Edwards. We shot on a RED Epic and Zeiss Cp.2 Super Speeds (and a CP.2 21), but the real fun was getting to mount our new GoPro 3 on our camera and capture some great BTS photos!
We’ll have some screenshots from the real camera to share soon.
I am happy to announce I’m finally posting my photo work again, and under a new name! https://takeheartphoto.squarespace.com/blog/2013/7/23/in-the-mean-time-1 check it out everybody!
So proud of my talented wife!
Check out her amazing photography at www.takeheartphoto.com
We love getting the opportunity to work with friends, and this shoot was packed with amazing friends. Here are a couple of screenshots from a spot directed by Blake Edwards and shot by me.
There are so many more incredible screenshots, but I’m going to wait until the spot is live to share those.
Here are a couple of screenshots from one of our latest with INSP.
Comporium ReadyHome - BTS
Thanks to Katie Marentes for the pictures!
Director & Cinematographer | Bernardo A Marentes
Producer | Jon Muedder
Production Coordinator | Kelly Brown
Post Production | Jacob Lewis
Color | Steven Lester
Composer | Clint Snow
Grip | Dan Panebianco
We were approached by Comporium to create a spot that would highlight their ReadyHome, Home Automation, system. We wanted to showcase the Automation, Security and Energy Management features without making the spot feel too informational. We decided to focus more on the experience of using the product rather than how everything works.
We shot on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera with Canon L series lenses and the Tokina 11-16. Beside form factor and infinity focus issues with the 11-16, the experience with this camera was great.
We’ll have a couple of BTS photos to share soon.
I recently had the opportunity to be the cinematographer on a documentary for Elevation Church. Our small crew made our way through Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda and South Sudan in a little under three weeks. We were documenting the work of some incredible organizations in the area including Samaritan’s Purse, Sports Outreach Ministry, SIM and YoungLife Africa.
The landscapes were amazing, the people were incredible and their stories were inspiring.
I shot primarily on a Canon c300 and a 16-35L, 24-70L II, and a 70-200L II. The c300 held up incredibly well in rough conditions and I absolutely fell in love with the new 24-70.
Here are some screenshots of some of my favorite moments.
- Bernardo A Marentes
Here is the Music Video / Commercial I shot for Blake Edwards and Mosquito Squad.
Today I started shooting a documentary project that I’ll be working on over the next couple of months. I’m excited to finally start laying some ground work.
I’ll be posting updates on the progress. For now here are two screengrabs from today.
There is a lot ahead of us in 2013 and we are excited to grow Caravan and create beautiful work together.
Stick around for some more updates in the following weeks.
Here is the commercial spot for Lowe’s I had the chance to shoot a couple of weeks ago.
Shot on the RED Scarlet provided by Jeremy Ball at www.agrade.tv
This past weekend was amazing. I got to DP for director Blake Edwards on a music video/commercial for Mosquito Squad. I had a great time getting to talk through this project with Blake and we had some good laughs. The crew was small but we accomplished a lot in one day. We shot with a RED Epic Package and Canon L series lenses. I was also able to use my latest woodworking project on set. A Hi-hat worthy of an Epic! It held up great and has really come in handy so far. You can see it pictured above.
Also, I want to thank Geoff and R.C. Walker ( La Storia Productions) and Brent Christy for the pictures. These are some incredibly hardworking, humble and talented guys.
Earlier this week I had the opportunity to shoot a spot for Lowe’s with Limerick Studios. It was a great experience. I got to work with some very talented friends and had the opportunity to lead an amazing crew. I’m very proud of what we were able to capture and can’t wait to share it with everyone. I’ll post it as soon as it’s ready.