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.
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
January 10, 2013 at 9:44pm
November 5, 2012 at 9:32pm
Had a blast shooting for NewSpring Church in Greenville today.
October 29, 2012 at 11:34am
Had a great time this weekend shooting for Tim Grant's upcoming documentary project.
October 25, 2012 at 11:28am
Work in Progress
September 24, 2012 at 4:39pm
Some pictures from my latest shoot in LA. Shooting some interviews with the cast of “The Virginian” for INSP. FYI: James Drury is amazing.
August 30, 2011 at 12:27pm
Defining a Prodigy
Director | Bernardo Marentes & Preston Stack
Cinematography | Bernardo Marentes
Motion Graphics | Preston Stack
Script | Preston Stack & Larry Hubatka
Color | Steven Lester
Preston and I decided up front to be very ambitious in our writing for this piece. It has always been a struggle for me to write as a writer and not as a producer. Here’s what I mean by this: In the past, mostly before coming to Elevation, I have usually been then one to actually produce a piece I have written. I have had to find people, locations, props, etc. I write what I know I have available to me. This is a terrible practice if you want to write a script, as it obviously limits you tremendously. On this piece, I was very set on writing like a writer. We read the script and we wrote exactly what shots we wanted, having no idea where we would find a key maker, the right street or a huge canvas. It took us a couple of hours, but at the end of our meeting, we had every single shot written out. We knew exactly what we wanted.
As I was editing this piece, I was happy to see that our shots matched up almost identically to our story boards (I have included some examples below). We are incredibly proud of this piece and I believe that it would not have been nearly as successful if we had not taken the time upfront to build it up completely even before we set hands on a camera.
August 19, 2011 at 11:19am