Meeting the Titan: Making the X-Pro3 movie with Ihsan Ibraheem

Charlene journal

Sulaymaniayh, Kurdistan, Iraq This movie is the best part of the entire X-Pro3 project for me. It’s the most epic of all the things I delivered, because ace filmmaker Ihsan Ibraheem made it. He’s a one-person Hollywood production machine. He directed the movie, coached the clueless star, did the cinematography, set design, editing, grading, sound capture, and sound engineering. If you look very closely, you’ll notice, towards the end sequence, that there’s motion graphics involved in one of the scene transitions. Yep, he did that too. Man’s got a multitude of serious skills. Ihsan and I work together, so I’m well aware that he really knows what he’s doing with filmmaking. He’s got a breadth of skills in that field… and can also remember minute …

Thinking Beyond: on making a first film

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7110 – The number of times Beyond has been played since it was released ten days ago. It’s been featured on PetaPixel, F-Stop Lounge and Monster Children. David Hobby, yes the Strobist, has shared it on Google+. It’s been shared among our collective friends, family and followers more times than either of us can keep track of. I’m not entirely sure what to think of the hubbub that my little documentary about Flemming has generated. On one hand, I’m thrilled to bits, on the other I’m all “!!!!!!!!” I’ve received an amazing amount of messages from people everywhere with support and encouragement. My mother said it was “awesome!!!!!” and that Flemming’s story made her too, wish she could travel forever. My mom’s a tough customer. …