BES Films 2.0 Launch

BES Films 2.0 Launch

BES Films 2.0 Launch

29

OCTOBER, 2016

Website

Production

Launch

Hello BES Films friends and fans! Let me be the first to officially welcome you to the new and very much improved BES Films website & Blog.

We’ve had a pretty lengthy break since our last blog post. As filmmakers, artists and entrepreneurs we’ve been constantly working on and serving new clients with great images and projects. As such our own online needs took a back seat due to time constraints and our focus being placed primarily on the work being created for our clients. During that time we’ve established a wide array of new projects to add to our reel and also made some key upgrades to our production and editing infrastructure. More on that in a later post.

BES Films web banner video shot on the URSA Mini 4.6 k by cinematographer Raymond Linares in Alaska

BES Films web banner video featured at www.besfilms.com

Image provided by BES Films.

The time away turned out to be a much needed stretch of work becuase it gave us a bigger scope of who we are as a company and how we can creatively and artisticaly service clients in many various genres and fields of work. It also gave us the platform of work to stand on in order to properly market ourselves as a business and serious content creation provider here in the South Florida arena. Our previous site iteration was more of a portfolio and blog showing our creative direction and stylings as filmmakers but missing the mark on what we were capable of doing service wise for companies and collaborators. Being the product of our time in film school, the site was due for a big overhaul.

“It gave us the platform of work to stand on in order to properly market ourselves as a business and serious content creation provider here in the South Florida arena.”

And now we’ve done just that. As you familiarize yourself with the new website you’ll be able to see at a glance who we are, the projects we’ve been working on and what services we’re capable of providing to clients and collaborators. Want to see some of our most recent work? Go to the Projects page. Want to learn more about our services and offerings, simply visit our Services page. The About page will introduce you to our team, our goals, and some of our past accolades. Everything you need to know and learn about BES Films is here in a simple easy to use and mobile optimized platform.

In essence we were finally able to treat ourselves the way we do our clients, being 100% mindful of who we are as a brand and business by presenting our content piece by piece to showcase our aesthetic, mission and presence as creators.

Image captured from the Sebastien James Spring Summer 2015 Campaign filmed by Miami Film Production Company BES Films
Arri Light Kit image captured by Miami Film Production Company BES Films
BES Films Logo connect button for Miami Film Production Company BES Films

Written By: Raymond Linares
BES Films co-Founder

Images by BES Films

We’re very proud of the new site and hope you enjoy the experience fully on your desktop and mobile devices. We have plans to further expand the site in the coming months giving users cool and engaging ways to connect with new content and service offerings. We hope you subscribe to the blog and follow along as we continue to grow and deliver bigger and better projects. We have some exciting things brewing and hope you enjoy the news and images along the way. For now we’ll leave you with a little visual sampling from our home page web video showcasing some recent project images.

As always follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the coolest and the latest. Have a great day and see you next time.

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HijackBasel

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The Conductor’s Spellbook

The Conductor’s Spellbook

The Conductor’s Spellbook

19

OCTOBER, 2016

Concert

Live Event

Production

Hello BES Films fans! It’s so great to be writing back to you on the new and improved BESFilms.com. Considering this is our first new blog post on the new site it’s extra exciting to bring you news of our newest cinematic project, The Conductor’s Spellbook! 

There’s been quite a few projects we’ve shot since our last blog post, and we’ll make sure to catch you up on each of those soon. Our schedule continues to stay busy but now that we have our shiny new blog, we love that we can share some images from a great shoot that took place last week.

Since we’ve been gone, we’ve gone ahead and updated our camera department and are now fully 4k+ capable in house. If you follow us on instagram or facebook then you’ll have certainly heard the news on one of our posts. So that means the ceiling has been lifted and we get to deliver top notch image quality for all of our personal and client productions; image quality we’re excited to leverage for this project.

The Naples Philharmonic Orchestra performing Paul Dooley's The Conductor's Spellbook at the Artis Naples in the Daniels Pavillion as filmed by BES Films

Conductor Yaniv Segal ready’s the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra for the first movement.

Filmed by Raymond Linares

As storytellers and filmmakers we love all things creative, story based and truly appreciate the childhood wonder found in some of our favorite films from our upbringing. The Conductor’s Spellbook gives us all those things, sending us on a musical adventure filled with whimsy and presented in an elegant, educational and entertaining classical concert performed wonderfully by the Naples Philharmonic.

“The Conductor’s Spellbook gives us all those things, sending us on a musical adventure filled with whimsy and presented in an elegant, educational and entertaining classical concert…”

Paul Dooley, is the author, creator and composer of The Conductor’s Spellbook. An interactive concert running at an estimated 45 minutes in length, conveying the epic adventure of a sorcerer’s apprentice type main character Tony Stradivarius. Tony, after a concert discovers The Conductor’s Spellbook and is whisked into a world of musical learning, exploration, magic and eventually the harnessing of the powers held within the spellbook and proper use of the conductor’s baton. 

Gerrit VanderMeer Narrator for The Conductor's Spellbook written and composed by Paul Dooley and performed by the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra
Harpist plays alongside the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra at the Artis Naples Daniels Pavillion for The Conductor's Spellbook as filmed by BES Films
Conductor leads the Orchestra during The Conductor's Spellbook written and composed by Paul Dooley and performed by the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra
Student watching the performance of The Conductor's Spellbook performed by the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra in the Daniels Pavillion of the Artis Naples

Written By: Raymond Linares
BES Films co-Founder

Images by BES Films

The story is narrated by Gerrit VanderMeer who reads and interacts with a youth audience, usually elementary and middle school children, walking them through Tony’s adventure while describing the intricacies of the various instruments, their characteristics, the nature of their dynamics within the orchestra and casting magical spells to bring these instruments to life. 

“Presto Clarineto!”, “Rococo Oboe Go!” “Prestisimo Violanisimo!” 

The character Tony Stradivarius struggles through the discovery of knowledge that unlocks the powers of each instrument in the orchestra, until he begins to gain confidence in his magical abilities, eventually creating his own spells and unifying all the powers of the orchestral instruments; creating his grand finale!

“Grandisimo Finalisimo!”

The performance is followed by a Q&A session with the audience lead by the conductor. Throughout which the kids get to answer questions and review everything they learned from the narrator and the orchestra about the instruments and their characteristics. A truly remarkable and enjoyable exploration of contemporary American classical music and one that impacts and brings forward music education for youth.

Check out the teaser for this fantastic orchestration and if you have any other questions about the Conductor’s Spellbook please don’t hesitate to let us know! As always follow us on Facebook and instagram for more information and stay tuned for new projects and information right here on BES Films. 

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HijackBasel

Every year Art Basel comes to town and with it comes a huge influx and attention towards international art. Miami plays host to this, probably most lucrative weekend in the calendar year for artists and the city alike and sees visitors flock to our hallowed art hubs...

Sebastien James Spring Summer 2015

BES Films has been steadily expanding it’s professional catalog of promotional content by reaching into new and exciting industries to highlight interesting players in the Miami demographic. Our past collaborations have been very art centric with mini...

HijackBasel

HijackBasel

Every year Art Basel comes to town and with it comes a huge influx and attention towards international art. Miami plays host to this, probably most lucrative weekend in the calendar year for artists and the city alike and sees visitors flock to our hallowed art hubs and ingest what we have to offer as an art community year round. Artists and muralist flock to the streets and create incredible works both independently and in collaboration with artists visiting for the basel weekend.

Galleries fill with new works, pieces are sold and relationships solidified for new and impressive projects. However with as much good that comes out of the Art Basel experience we’re painfully aware of a recurring truth. That Art Basel itself does very little to showcase the works of local Miami artists. The Miami Beach Convention Center remains repeatedly an international exhibition and hardly features local work if at all. Something about that doesn’t sit entirely well with us.

As very proud Miami artists and filmmakers ourselves, we thought there was something to be said for that absence of local presence, and set out to plant a flag in the ground for what we know is an extremely talented core of local artists that are here year round. The ones that are the pulse of this broadening and increasingly impressive art culture in Miami; and that make Wynwood, and the surrounding city areas a relevant art community long after Basel has come and gone.

So we decided to #HijackBasel!

Hijack Basel aims to reclaim the focus of what Art Basel brings to Miami & represent the local artists that define this amazing art community year round. The effort and idea took hold rather quickly and we were extremely grateful to be so well received by so many of Wynwood’s finest artists, sculptors, muralists and art personalities. Connecting quickly with some of our favorite past collaborators and some new incredibly awesome and talented creatives.

This first #HijackBasel lineup features Stephen Gamson, Didi Contreras, GG, Kazilla, Alexander Mijares, Enrique Machado, Nate Dee, 8-bit Lexicon, Yuri Tuma and Brian Butler. The idea of this digital showcase was to use the common denominator amongst all these artists, instagram, and create an exhibition that allowed audiences to meet these talented creators, familiarize themselves with their amazing work, and connect with them on a social platform. Each artists information is available in the HijackBasel exhibition and hopefully audiences and future clients can link up with these talented natives and we’ll see some commissioned work in the future.

We’re very grateful as well to have been able to feature a local talented musician by the name of “Walstep”. The instagram platform is perfect for providing short audio visual experiences, and with all these amazing visuals contributed by local artists, we were excited to have the perfect music to accompany our exhibition. Check out the sample of “Forest Interlude” on the instagram page or visit soundcloud.com/walstep for more from this talented Miami musician.

Next year we hope include some other artists and expand the HijackBasel series to encompass more of what Miami has to offer. For now we’ll leave you with the very first #HijackBasel.

Instagram feature series for local Miami artists used to showcase the amazing talent located in Miami year round by BES Films.

Sebastien James Spring Summer 2015

Sebastien James Spring Summer 2015

BES Films has been steadily expanding it’s professional catalog of promotional content by reaching into new and exciting industries to highlight interesting players in the Miami demographic. Our past collaborations have been very art centric with mini documentaries and promos for local rising artists and Miami based museums. Recently we’ve launched a brand new culinary web series with one of Miami’s finest foodies and catering / events production specialists, Yaniv Cohen.

As a production company however we’ve been itching to dive into a new sphere that blends both the artistic and lifestyle elements of these collaborations. A couple months ago we finally got that opportunity with our first ever full production campaign in the world of fashion.

Image of Sebastien James Spring Summer Campaign leather selection as filmed by BES Films

BES Films received the call from local Miami based men’s fashion designer Sebastien James to collaborate and bring to life their 2015 Spring Summer Campaign. The men’s line founded by Sebastien Scemla is fiercely based on the principles of quality and attention to detail. With roots in international european fashion, the line uses its worldly influence and adapts it to fit the contemporary American man.

BES Films co-founder Darian Faroy received the opportunity to film this campaign with a developed sense of experiences based in the fashion industry. A semi-professional fashion aficionado with experience working in retail with Etro as well as modeling experience with the Ford modeling agency; Faroy was keenly positioned to take the Directorial role for this 2015 Spring Summer Campaign.

BES Films Co-Founders Darian Faroy and Raymond Linares locking in the shot for the SPring Summer 2015 Campaign for Sebastien James

The BES Films team set to task in shaping images that matched the quality of production displayed in the Spring Summer Campaign. With that at the forefront of the strategy for filming, BES Films cinematographer Raymond Linares selected RED Digital Cinema as camera platform of choice, and turned to one of Miami’s legendary DP’s Egon Stephon Jr & Cinevideotech to provide a fully kitted RED Epic package. Complete with Arri-Vari primes and some of the finest camera grip gear available, Linares lensed this stunning campaign shoot in full 4-5k imagery with high frame rate capture, delivering on the promise of top notch quality deserved by this campaign.

BES Films co Founder and Lead Cinematographer Raymond Linares mans a fully kitted RED Epic shooting 5k images for the Sebastien James Spring Summer 2015 Campaign Video

On Instagram and Facebook we released some images of the BES Films founders on location in beautiful Islamorada during the catalog shoot. Partnered with the team from MRKT, the group focused the weekend’s production on catching and accenting the details that make this local designer’s work special. From two solid days of filming under their belt BES Films was able to deliver quite a bit of content for the campaign, including a brand interview video with founder Sebastien Scemla as well as a lifestyle campaign video set to be released in the coming weeks. The campaign video has already seen light to very positive reviews during live reveals of the campaign at major fashion trade shows in New York, Chicago and Las Vegas earlier in the year.

BES Films On location working with campaign models for the 2015 Spring Summer Campaign Video Shoot for Sebastien james

Keep connected with us on Instagram and Facebook as we release sneak peaks of the upcoming campaign video and to keep up to date with the latest on this exciting project collaboration.

Monumental Paper Chain

Monumental Paper Chain

As one of our favorite venues in south florida, the BASS Museum of Art has played host to some amazing art and event installations within it’s walls. We’ve been very fortunate within that time to have been repeatedly invited to capture and portray those beautiful installations with some of our favorite works. Among those are “Unnatural” and of course our favorite Friday night event on the beach “Beats After Sunset“!.

When the museum approached us again recently with the idea of a very special event taking place at the BASS, we were more than eager to lend our vision and work to help bring that day to life… and so the “Monumental Paper Chain” was born.

Art and Family combine at IDEA Day at the BASS Museum of Art

The museum, besides being a great source of cultural infusion through it’s dynamic art installations, it also takes much pride in its level of involvement with the local community; especially as that relates to the families and youth with whom the museum interacts with often during the calendar year.

One such specialty event was IDEA Day @ the BASS, where family and youth could come to the museum and take part in art projects, enjoy live storytelling, interactive video displays as well as behold a wonderful youth effort organized by the BASS museum with the Monumental Paper Chain. The Bass Museum of art conducted art projects through the community from April through July using recycled paper. Participants were asked to write personal messages of peace and inspiration and then the papers were linked together to construct “Monumental Paper Chain.”

Monumental Paper Chain Project powered by the Knight Foundation and featured at the BASS Museum of Art

The final project was unveiled on July 27 at the Bass’ IDEA@thebass Family Day, a free afternoon of ACTIVITY and art exploration. “This project was designed as a platform to inspire various communities to make a real connection with each other, while at the same time breathing new life into recycled materials, and creating art that connects each of us,” said Executive Director Silvia Karman Cubina.

The unveiling of the project pairs perfectly with the beautiful installation of African Artist El Anatsui, who masterfully weaves together intricate art pieces using detritus and recycled materials and puts them on display in massive scale.

Artwork by El Anatsui featured at the BASS Museum of Art

Such a pleasure getting to work with the BASS Museum on such a locally connected project. Special thank you to the Knight Foundation for empowering the Museum to create this document covering this great event and bringing the community closer through art.

As always follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for all the latest and we hope you enjoy the “Monumental Paper Chain”.

Monumental Paper Chain from BES Films on Vimeo.