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Volcano Films dips into the production of two new feature films

‘La viajante’ and ‘Hombres de leche’ are the titles of these fascinating Canaries projects

Moment of shooting ‘La viajante’

Volcano Films, a veteran Canaries production company, is shooting two feature films in 2018 packed with Canaries talent. The first film, La viajante, directed by Miguel Mejías and co-produced by Digital 104 and Volcano Films, is currently being shot. Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura are the perfect locations for this story. Hombres de leche is in pre-production and is directed by Canaries David Pantaleón. This is the first feature of a director whose talent shines in the many short films he has shot.

Ángela, the heroine in La viajante is thirty-something. Her life is dull and quiet, always by the side of her sick mother. When she dies, Ángela aimlessly takes to the road, going across lonely landscapes. During her journey, she meets a mysterious man, Miquel. They decide to travel north together, in a quiet understanding. They spend their last night at a road bar, El ansia de infinitud, a run-down place for lonely night souls. Following a heated argument, Miquel reveals the true reasons behind his journey.

Hombres de leche is a present-day story of two brothers, the sons of the most important goat breeder and cheese producer in the north of the Island of Fuerteventura, don Guillermo Cabrera. The three of them fell out years ago. When their father dies, they learn that in order to have access to the inheritance, their father’s last will was for the two of them to take the goat herd to the other end of the island and give it to Don Oswaldo, the most important goat breeder and cheese producer in the south and Don Guillermo’s main rival. The film will be shot in Tenerife too.

Both films received funds from the Government of the Canary Islands and the crew is made up of Canaries professionals. The cast in Hombres de leche is also from the islands.

More information at:

VOLCANO FILMS

0034 922 28 51 60

volcanofilms@volcanofilms.com

www.volcanofilms.com

EPC in the vanguard

The camera rental company offers state-of-theart equipment  

EPC can be proud of being one of the veteran camera hire companies. It offers excellent services and filming equipment including cutting edge technology like RED WEAPON HELIUM 8K.  

We work in a sector that is constantly evolving and changing because of the demands in the projects created by thousands of people. Every single project is unique and so they each demand a new approach. In these requirements EPC has found their reason for growing, improving and keeping ahead of this evolution, overcoming every single problem thanks to their technical team and their up-to-date products. 

WEAPON offers incredible image resolution and quality to make every project come alive. RED has gone a step further with this product, which enhances flexibility and beauty, offering up to 17 times higher resolution than HD and 4 times that of 4K.  

The Canaries has proven to be an emerging source of creativity for filmmakers across the globe. Gifted with volcanic landscapes, forests and beaches, the Fortunate Islands are a dream come true.    

EPC, based in Tenerife and Lanzarote, can not only meet the requirements of each professional but they can also tackle the needs of every location with accessories like the splashbag. Built with a double layer of PVC, the splashbag is ideal to shoot on the beach and it can move at a depth of up to 10 metres.  

Cooke S7 i – EPC

The visual aspect of a film is everything. A project might spend moths in pre-production before shooting starts. At that stage, the general look of the image is decided. A camera is not enough to achieve this vision. Among the most important tools in camera equipment are the lenses. It is necessary to choose the right lenses for each film.

EPC has no competitors in this field, as they have a wide range of lenses including Cooke S7i, which shoots in full frame and beyond. The new Cooke S7i T2:0 Full Frame have been designed to cover the demands of full frame sensors up to an 8K area. Superb mechanic and optical performance. Control of flares, distortions and spherical aberrations in the largest apertures.  

Those who seek to innovate and a different look will also find a solution at EPC with their SF Cooke anamorphic series, including the new Cooke sf 135mm. All the features cinematographers demand today, are covered by the Cooke SF. SF stands for Special Flare because they take flares, aberrations and bokeh to new visual domains. The anamorphic 135mm SF corrects side and longitudinal colour aberrations, granting unmatchable shape, form and soul to the area of the image.

Cooke lens 135 mm – SF anamorphic EPC

 

Movement matters. A sudden vibrant movement usually produces negative, frantic emotions. In contrast, a smooth steady camera movement gives a feeling of peace.

For the latter, EPC has a MoVI Pro, one of the most advanced camera movement systems thanks to its versatility, efficiency and intelligence.

 

Movi Pro – EPC

 

But this is not all at EPC. There are no small roles in projects and EPC covers the whole camera department. The video assistance is vitally important so the best equipment must be offered to view the scenes.  

 

Odyssey 7Q+

Oddissey 7Q+ with hand-held system and adaptor for v-mount batteries, has been tested in film productions, documentaries, TV and other types of shoot. It is ideal for the most demanding productions and the most keen-sighted DoPs. Blackmagic Video Assist 4k, also has a hand-held system and v-mount battery adaptor. 

 

 

 

 

The Blackmagic Video Assist monitor offers the possibility of recording and supervising images taken with all types of cameras. It includes a touch screen and tools to make it easier to control exposure, set focus and framing.

BlackMagic Video assistant- EPC

 

More information at:

EPC CANARIAS

00 34 638 037 638

canarias@epc.es

www.epc.es