During the summer of 2016, I traveled to Chile to shoot for Raccoon Skis, a canadian ski company, and Philippe Dandurant wines, a wine importation company based in Montreal. For a full week, I was gathering footage that would later be used as content for both brands. We skied the Andes for a few days, visited the winery of the wine brand and hanged out in the beautiful city of Santiago.
After this overwhelming week, I decided to extend my stay and traveled by myself all the way north to the Atacama desert. It turned out to be a great experience even tough it was not planed at all. When I got back home, I had a bunch of clips that I decided to put together through four different videos. The goal was to keep a certain visual and mood logic within the videos.
For this project, I challenged myself to score the music for some of the clips. I got really inspired by the sound of the ronroco, a small stringed instrument that is typic from the Andes region. Gustavo Santaolla, a great film composer from Argentina, uses it in almost all of his work. I wanted to keep it super simple due to my limited skills when it comes to music production.
Even though these images were shot over a year ago and I still have not taken time to edit all of those clips, I decided to share the first one. I named it "Vivo" witch means "alive".
Part 3 and 4 coming soon (or not) depending on personal time I have for that kind of project over the next weeks/months.