Javier’s collaboration with Filler Magazine continues with the recent launch of the fashion film VERSUS for their men’s issue. Below the film and some ‘behind the scenes’ shots and a little bit about the video from Javier’s perspective.
Directed by: Javier Lovera
Creative Director: Ryan Johnson
DOP: Henry Sansom
Styling: Alicia Simpson @ Plutino
Make up and grooming: Sheri Stroh @ Plutino
Models: Paul Mason @ Spot 6 + Brendan @ Elmer Olsen
Editing: Cory Vanderploeg + Javier Lovera
Digital Colourist: Scott McIntyre
Music: Metamorphoses I & II by Philip Glass
Featured Fashion: J. Lindeberg, Phillip Sparks, Hugo Boss (@ Harry Rosen)
The VERSUS shoot was a really exciting one. Initially we had planned for it to be in October, but the location manager surprised us at the last minute and we had to cancel the shoot with only 1/2 day to production day (we did however ended up shooting another men’s story for FILLER. You can read more about that here).
After regrouping we developed the concept further, had 1 more storyboarding meeting, and really took the opportunity to solidify the thematic. This is one of the things (among many others) that’s exciting about working with Ryan and Henry: we are always striving to make the best possible end product. We take pre-production very seriously, and have a great collaboration. Everyone’s ideas are equally valid, but only the best ones move forward, which is the same approach I carry on to editing and colouring. I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to work with them, and I thank all of the people involved in making this such a fun and successful shoot. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did making it!
Here are some Behind the Scenes photos (© cory vanderploeg).
On location at 5:30 am for setup and were happy with what we saw:
The rest of the team showed up at around 6:30am to start shooting. Here you see our fashion editor Alicia, and our makeup artist Sheri. Both amazing at what they do and pleasure to work with.
Below is Henry setting up for the first shot. I’ve been working with Henry for a while now. His aesthetic is amazing and he is an all-around super nice guy.
Our models Brendan @ Elmer Olsen and Paul @ Spot 6 Management were great to work with. Very professional and hard working, jokers, and incredibly talented.
Reviewing one of the shots with the whole crew.
Giving some direction while Alicia takes care of wardrobe details.
AND, that’s a wrap!