Juan Carlos Oganes' film-making and work blog.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

"Ccarccaria" trailer filming and "Gloria del Pacifico" street scenes

Crazy times, crazy life!

Been preparing logistics and all for the Ccarccaria trailer scenes to be filmed at Canta and Obrajillo.
Went back n forth twice to close deals for food and lodging needs. All went well.

The road to Canta isn't the best nowadays and many forced stops are made all along the way for construction equipment and men at work get the soil ready for the road to be expanded in width and size and apply tar. No mor bumps and dirt roads as it has been for years. To be done by mid 2014 as they say. It takes us around 4 to 5 hours to get there when it was 2 hours tops before. It was such a hassle but the scenery is worth it.

When I shot here Voces en el Silencio back in september 2011, saw the Obrajillo church stairs and streets and it looked just like Arica back in 1880 so with a few digital compositing, the church could be transformed into Arica's Eiffel designed metal arquitecture. Returning here to film was always in the back of my mind and now we did it for the church staircase shooting as it happened on June 7, 1880.

Obrajillo is simply peacefull and beautiful. We lodged at Balcones de Obrajillo and ate at La Choza de Omar. Not only it served as a great resting place but also made good friends along the way. I so love the highlands and sierras: the air, the animals, the blue sky, the calmness one inhales in every corner. Nature is such a great healer of human rush in life that stresses you. We thank both places for giving us the care and warmth we so needed. Anyone dropping by please give them a visit and make business with them. It's very much worth it.

Lamby everywhere :)

The church staircase behind.

Duck friend.

Giving last acting details.

Screen capture: "Dance, my son....dance"

Screen capture: "Something is wrong with my baby, grandpa".

Screen capture: Ccarccaria is born.

Screen capture: "I'll dance 'till I reach the stars!"

Screen capture: "Can't take it anymore, father"

Screen capture: The scissors.

Screen capture: Grandpa.