Celin Serbo & Sergio Ballivian recently released a new short about the settings that nature offers relative to the fly fishing experience. He used the Pocket Dolly and KC Lite to help tell his story. Below we have attached a quick interview we did with him about his film.
Kessler University (KU): Tell me a little about yourself.
Celin Serbo (CS): I am an outdoor adventure photographer and film maker based in Boulder, Co. The majority of my work is commercial with some editorial work here and there. Like many of us in the DSLR video world, I came to video from a photography background. It seems more and more of my clients have a need for video content and over the past 2 years I have worked hard to incorporate that into my business.
KU: Would love to know a little more about the film.
CS: Every year I try to take on at least one personal project both for creative freedom and in an effort to improve my skill sets. This project was shot in collaboration with my friend and fellow photographer Sergio Ballivian in and around the Boulder, Co area.
KU: Where did the concept come from and how did you decide to approach it?
CS:We wanted to make a film that was slower paced and more about the settings that nature offers vs. a catch and grin fishing video. We tried to focus on the water being the key component and what we can bring to the table to compliment it. It’s really not about fly fishing but experiencing nature.
KU: I love the structure of the story in this piece. You did a great job integrating the story with the environment to tell a visual story.
CS: Thanks. I wish I could say that we story boarded it out that way from day one but that’s not the case. We shoot this project over several months and the structure just evolved on it’s own. The ending was the biggest struggle. I spent many hours starring blankly at the computer screen trying to find the right feel.
KU: I like how you used the camera as a story-telling device. How did you use the Kessler gear to help tell your story?
CS: All of the camera movement was done with the 3ft Kessler Pocket Dolly and the KC lite 8ft crane. Portability and durability were very important for this piece. We shot in all seasons and the Kessler gear handled all the conditions with no issues. This is the same setup that I use for all of my commercial work.
KU: What can we expect next from you?
CS: The next couple months have me busy with commercial work and the photo plus expo in NYC. I am hoping to tackle another personal video project by early winter. I’m not sure yet what that will be but I will keep you guys posted.
If you would like to see more, make sure to check out Celin’s website.