CONCEPT ART MEETS VISUAL STORYTELLING
Close your eyes for an instant and just allow yourself the opportunity to imagine. What do you see? Now open your eyes, and it’s gone. That amazing image in your mind is lost forever. Sure you can try to imagine it again, but will it really ever be the same?
As far as I can remember, I’ve had an itch to express myself. My mind has always been busy, a million thoughts, a million ideas, a million images I’ve wanted to share but have never quite been able to. And then 6 years ago, my father gifted me a little Canon camcorder and my world changed. Film has enabled me the incredible ability to recreate almost exactly what I see in my mind, and immortalize it forever in video.
Since I began dabbling with film, I see every project as an opportunity to try something new. I am constantly challenging myself to push my boundaries and to try and produce a video that’s different from and better than my last. And sure my experiments don’t always work, but at least I can say that I’ve tried something new and learnt something great.
I moved to Canada from Pakistan 10 years ago, to study Economics, History and Anthropology at the University of Toronto, Ontario. Unsatisfied with the pre packaged university knowledge acquired, I set out looking for something that would cater to my creative. I then stumbled on Max the Mutt, a quirky little concept art school and 2 years later ended up at the Vancouver Film School which was an incredible experience.
In past few years, I’ve come to realize, what I enjoy more than anything, is the ability to make things move. Bringing the inanimate to life fascinates and inspires me more than anything else. I now see my world through a lens and am constantly looking for new ways to tell stories.
I have recently had the incredible opportunity to come aboard the Kessler team and to play with Kessler gear that has enhanced and expanded my stop motion capabilities to beyond my wildest dreams! I can now say that I am armed with all the right tools to truly make my visions come to life.
I live in Montreal Canada, with my soon to be wife, her ridiculously small dog Oreo and his arch nemesis my black lab Gonzo. I hate mint, never tasted tea or coffee, can do a handstand for 12 seconds before passing out with a head rush and am a sucker for impulse decisions.
A native of Pakistan, Salman Sajun is a Canadian based filmmaker and creative problem solver whose imagination is informed by a global perspective and background. An in-depth training in concept art has has helped Salman develop an eye for visual storytelling. With every new project he undertakes, he remains eager and thirsty to keep learning and pushing himself to strive to a higher standard. Salman is currently utilizing CineDrive® to create unique and compelling stop-motion projects.