lunedì 9 novembre 2009

Some news

Ok, I've been away for a while. But I've been quite busy and I still am. I'm in the middle of the preparation of a music video I have to shoot by the end of the week. The band is Italian and is called La Bottega di Musica e Parole. The song I'm working on is called L'anno del temporale (The year of the storm), and you can listen to it right here.
The whole idea I am working on is quite surreal: my costume designer and my art director are already very excited about the project (I fear they will have A LOT of work to do on this one)and I'm sure it's going to be great fun.
The crew will be pretty much the same I had on The Devil's Hand: that was the first time I was working with most of those guys, but it came out as a really good group. Plus the atmosphere on set was great. I can't wait!
Besides, post-production (mostly colour correction) on The Devil's Hand almost came to an end. Which means the official launch of the video is probably going to happen soon. Stay tuned!

martedì 3 novembre 2009

Devil's Hand: photos from the set

Apart from making the DoP's desires come true, the crew's electrician proved also to be a very good photographer. His name is Stefano Druetta and these are some of the photos he made on set.

Actor Federico Bava and his "Devil's Hands"

Great Art director Ascanio Viarigi working like hell. In Hell

Ballerinas practicing with coreographer Valeria Curzio

DoP Federico Torres flirting with the Devil's concubines

Frontman Larry from the band "The Scrabble" surrounded by masked ladies

Masked lady in detail

Me at the monitor

The Devil is taking a break from all the cruelty and villainy of this world

More photos of the amazing band, cast and crew to come on my website. It should be ready in a very little while...

Photos courtesy of Stefano Druetta

Devil's Hand: a few anticipations...

I'm posting a few plates from the storyboards I used for my last music video - Devil's Hand - by Italian band The Scrabble (if you haven't listen to them yet, click on their name here and you'll be redirected to their Myspace. You'll be able to listen to the track used for the video, too).
This time I scanned the images before the shooting, so you won't have to see those annoying crosses all over the drawings...

CUs of the two players confronting each other

A couple of shots of one of the two players, revealing his own nature...

The same character as before, surrounded by his "ladies"

All images are copyright of © Matteo Bernardini.

New music video coming soon...

I recently wrote about a music video I shot just a few weeks ago and I defined it "halloweenesque". I called it that way because I got inspired by gothic tales and imagery while preparing the mood board and the storyboard.
The video is made to the song "Devil's Hand" by Italian (but English-singing) band The Scrabble. It is their first music video and I think they are a really good band. Listen to their tracks following the link above, then let me know what you think.

The text of the song tells about a poker game from one player's perspective: I based my concept on the idea of having the singer play opposite a very ...ehm...special player. I can add I had fun taking the song's title quite literally...

Great news!!!

Today the magazine Next Exit officially presented their last effort: "Young Blood - 2008", a yearbook containing the profiles of 190 young Italian artists who received honors and prizes in the Arts all over the world. And I'm one of them!
The launch of the volume took place in Rome at the Ministry of Youth.
An article about the event came out today on the first page (!) of one of Italy's prominent newspapers, "Il Corriere della Sera". If you can read Italian, here's the link... and I have the honor and the privilege to be the first to be named in the article (out of 7 young artists chosen by the journalist to represent the whole group contained in the volume)!
Today is a very nice day indeed...