mardi 20 juin 2017

MACHU PICCHU

Hi everyone!

























I hope you're all doing well!!
I've finally achieved one of my bucket list first goals: Travelling to the Matchu Picchu!!
It was definitely worth the 24h travels and 3 flights! Absolutely mesmerizing and so out of time! Cuzco somehow reminded me of some parts of Morocco, the very narrow streets, the places that were almost abandoned and poorly maintained but that somehow looked amazing! 
In total, I spent two weeks in Peru. During the first week, I volunteered in Aldea Yanapay, an eclectic school in the suburbs or Cuzco. It was definitely one of the greatest experience of my life. I've learned some much on so many different levels and the kids were fantastic. However, I do really need to practice my spanish, I realized I wasn't fluent at all...
The second week, I got ill and did some tourism, mainly visited ruins but that was interesting. Obviously, I took loads and loads of photos!!

Enjoy,

Lamia xx
































jeudi 25 mai 2017

CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

Hi everyone!


I hope you're all doing well and enjoying the summer rays of these days! As some of you might already know, I am currently doing a crowdfunding campaign to raise some money to fund my first professional short film. It's a project that is really close to my heart as I've been thinking about for a few years now. It was supposed to be my graduation film but it was too complicated to finance and to travel with the crew to Morocco. 

It's called Destiny's Strings, it's a 15 min short film and it is basically a Moroccan twist to Billy Elliot the movie. Adil, a 7-year-old boy, wants to become a violinist but his father, who's unfulfilled with his current life, thinks it's a meaningless job and wants his son to aim for a more elitist career. However, Adil who's magnetized by the instrument, will secretly learn to play, causing his father concern and anger when he discovers it. I don't wanna spoil the ending but I really want this movie to be as emotional as possible!
I feel a bit embarrassed to ask for money but anything you can give is definitely going to help us to fund our short film. It's a very challenging project as we have many characters and some very expensive set ups but this won't stop us!

If you can't financially help us, just spread the word and share our campaign on social medias, this would fantastic! 
Here's the link to make a donation: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/destiny-s-strings-short-film-music/x/16686157#/ 

Check out the campaign video if you wanna get a clearer idea of what our short film is about!! https://vimeo.com/218206358

Many thanks,
Lamia xx 


mardi 9 mai 2017

Cinematography Showreel

Hi everyone!

I hope you're all doing great!

Lately, I've been working on my showreel, I was actually thinking of doing a director one since I aspire to become a director. However, I realized that I've been more involved in cinematography than directing these past three years, which is a bit weird but I guess I can do both (no so strange since I started by doing photography). 

Anyway, here is a condensed recap of what I have been up to these past three years, a showreel of my best work cinematography wise.

Hope you'll like it!


See you soon,

Lamia xx



jeudi 20 avril 2017

REMORSE a hungarian short film

Hi everyone!

I hope you're all doing well, even if for most of us exams are coming soon...
Recently, I've been working on a live portal project between my university in London and Ryerson university in Toronto. The brief was to make a proposal for an installation that could exist simultaneously in two designated public ‘storefront’ locations, and to somehow connect these two cities, which are thousands miles away. Our plan was to create a 3D abstract demonstrating two cities coming together. We wanted to build both a London and Toronto skyline made from multi-coloured plexiglass. Tiles would have come away from each structure and meet in the middle at a screen showing live feed from the opposite city. The tiles would have been covered in photographs that would have brought together elements of culture, history and identity from the different cities. Unfortunately, we've lost this competition but we were runners up, and that's not too bad. Anyway, I thought I would still share with you the video I made relating our experience working on the project:



Moreover, I've been working as a director of photography in a hungarian short film. Shooting in hungarian was absolutely fantastic! Such a great experience! This is the graduation film of one of my best friends at university and it's a sci-fi with heart and moral. It's set in a world where you have to pass a test to break into a higher social class, and in that set up, your only identification tool is your right thumb fingerprint. So, when Roland, the main protagonist, has his finger cut off by a group of envious people, his world collapses as he can't study to change social class... I don't wanna spoil this short film and I will hopefully soon be able to post it, but until then, here are some snapshots of the rough cut:








See you soon,

Lamia xx



vendredi 3 mars 2017

MANCHESTER - MADRID

Hi everyone!

I hope you're all doing well, even if it's been freezing in the UK lately!!
Recently I've been traveling to Manchester and Madrid, two cities that basically have nothing in common, especially the weather... Well, actually they're both well known for their famous football teams but since I'm not a huge fan of the game, I was not gonna point that out (but I did).
Anyway, I very much enjoyed my stay there and obviously took loads of pictures!!

Here are my favorite ones, you won't really be able to recognize the cities through the pictures but I didn't really want to showcase my tourist photo skills.

Enjoy!





See you soon,

Lamia xx

jeudi 5 janvier 2017

MANTISSE

Hi everyone!

Happy New Year !!! Time passes by so fast....
I don't know if you remember that, but last year I was preparing a short film called MANTISSE. It came to an end last summer, though we had loads of problems sound wise and I am finally allowed to share it with you (as some festivals have very restrictive policies). It's a noir about 9 min long exploring how rhetoric can be used to change people's perceptions with a bit of a twist ending.


SYNOPSIS:
In a dark interrogation room, Mr Jangus is questioning the untameable Mrs Mantisse, who’s suspected for her husband’s murder. Mantisse is a sarcastic dark woman and it is hard to get anything from her. After several attempts to make her admit her crime, we discover their game and real intentions. This is also a satire on TV series interrogations as they always seems to go towards the same directions.


YOU CAN WATCH IT HERE ==> https://vimeo.com/168071296 

Hope you like it !!
See you soon,

Lamia xx