Saturday, September 16, 2023

The First Official Trailer for My Short Film - TONY CANNOLI


Check out the trailer to my FIRST live-action short film TONY CANNOLI! The full short film currently running in film festivals and coming soon to Youtube! Filmed in Phoenix, Arizona, shot on a BMPCC6k and using Zeiss lenses. Enjoy!

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Screengrabs from my first short film TONY CANNOLI!

SCREENGRABS!! I just submitted my first short film, "Tony Cannoli" to 30 film festivals around the world! They still have to be selected/accepted, I got my fingers crossed! I also just wrote the script to my second short film, currently looking for the right actors.

Sunday, July 23, 2023

The famous Avocado (The Puppet) meets my little girl Anastasia!

My little girl got to meet the WORLD FAMOUS puppet Avocado today! They look so adorable together! #friendsforever

Friday, July 14, 2023

The Official "TONY CANNOLI" Movie Poster!

Just finished the poster for "TONY CANNOLI" my first live-action short film! It is finished (I'll show some screengrabs soon!) and next is putting it in some short film festivals! Thanks again to the actors Frank Aaron, Sydney Sutton, Leonidas Karandreas, and Stephanie Rogers. Music by John David Thornton, and casting by Cheryl Schaar! 🥳🤩🥳🤩

Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Beetlejuice - Lighting Assignment #3 - High Key and Low Key

Here is my third assignment in my lighting class. I used my replica Beetlejuice head for testing High Key and Low Key lighting. I solved the grain issue I had in my last video with Kermit. Enjoy my latest assignment!

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Kermit the Frog - Lighting Assignment #2 - High Key and Low Key

Here is my second assignment in my lighting class. I used my replica Kermit the Frog for testing High Key and Low Key lighting. It is a bit grainy and blurry, this assignment was difficult because I was performing Kermit and not being able to see the viewfinder at the same time. I am working on buying an external monitor, for just this reason.

Monday, June 19, 2023

Lighting Assignment #1 - Anastasia Not Cooperating w/Dad

 Here is my first assignment in lighting class. Starring my baby girl Anastasia! The assignment was to find a "mood". I chose happy and cute.

Sunday, May 28, 2023

MomoCon 2023 - The Magic of Don Bluth

Animation Legend Don Bluth answers questions at MomoCon 2023 about his illustrious career! And I had the honor of MC'ing! Check it out!

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Storyboarding My First Live-Action Short Film!

I'm writing and directing my first live-action short film! Here is a little preview of a finished storyboard I did! I am calling this live-action short, Tony Cannoli. Starring Frank Aaron as Tony!

Friday, April 7, 2023

Tour Where I'm Learning Cinematography & Lighting

Check out my latest here, I am doing a walk around of my school (SCC) Where I am now taking "Lighting for Cinema." Just finished Cinematography 1 and excited to learn in this new class all about lighting. Tungsten lights, HMI lights, Fluorescent lights, and LED lights, Fresnel lights, oh my! Sorry if I don't pronounce things right or get something wrong. This is my first class on lighting, I am still learning!

Monday, January 9, 2023

Mary Todd Lincoln - Mini Documentary (Shot on BMPCC6K - Zeiss & Sigma Lens)

 Check out my first short documentary about the Former Firsts Lady of the United States Mary Todd Lincoln using a two camera setup. Script taken from the play Pass My Imperfections Lightly By. Shot with a BMPCC 6k and BMPCC 4k. Camera A with Zeiss Planar lens & camera B with a Sigma Art 18-35 lens. Color graded in DaVinci Resolve. #bmpcc6k #zeiss #marytoddlincoln

Thursday, December 22, 2022

Christmas & Holiday Spectacular! (Shot on BMPCC4K and Sigma 18-35 Lens)

Merry Christmas! My family and I went to the Pratt Brothers Christmas & Holiday Spectacular and figured I'd bring my BMPCC4k. Wanted to do some run and gun type shooting for the first time in a low light scenario. You can see some serious grain issues, sorry about that (I am still learning). Also used Sigma Art 18-35mm lens.

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Hot Tub Time Machine - A Scene Reproduction (Shot on BMPCC4K and Sigma 18-35 Lens)

 NEW VIDEO! Here is a recreation from Hot Tub Time Machine! I wanted to do a night time car scene and found this fun shot of Rob Corddry. Thank you Matthew Timothy Crosby for starring in my latest video and helping me with my cinematography journey! #filmmaking #hottubtimemachine

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Storyboard For My Next Assignment - Hot Tub Time Machine

Storyboard panel I just did for my Cinematography class assignment. (Recreating a scene from a movie.) I’m looking forward to shooting it! #cinematography

Friday, December 2, 2022

Clue The Movie - A Scene Reproduction (Shot on BMPCC4K and Zeiss Lens)

 Check it out! My first time directing humans! (That is pretty funny to say lol) In this video we recreated a hilarious scene from Clue - The Movie. Thank you to Frank Aaron, Rachel Weiss and Tom Endicott for the great acting! #cinematography

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Cinematography & Filmmaking - Quick Update

I am extremely happy to give this quick life update. I have dedicated more than half my life to art and animation. Making animated flash shorts, animated games, a bunch of viral videos, learning traditional animation, writing about animation and working for a legend in animation.

There has always been this voice in the back of my head that says let’s learn live action filmmaking. I absolutely love film and everything around it. Last year I started writing scripts and wrote 12 short films and 1 feature film. This year, I am learning cinematography and going an extra step by attending a top film school here in Arizona. Which has all the expensive Hollywood equipment! (Cameras, lighting, sound equipment, etc is very expensive!) This does not mean I am done with animation. I will never stop drawing, and promoting animation. I still work for my mentor everyday. He has been telling me to “Go for it Lavalle, you can do anything.” His encouragement really helps break through any doubt. So join me as I post on this channel, news, updates, unboxings, and my whole filmmaking journey.

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Thursday, October 20, 2022

LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION! I'm Going Back To College!

LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION! I just started taking Directing and Cinematography classes at SCC! Quoted as one of the best schools in the West. I'm SUPER excited to get behind the camera and gain experience in live action movie making! 🎥🎞🎥🎞 #LifeGoals #AndAction


Friday, October 14, 2022

Thursday, October 13, 2022

Feed the Kitty (1952 Warner Bros.) Merrie Melodies Study

My next Toontober entry! Studying this adorable kitten named Pussyfoot from "Feed the Kitty". Decided to do some vector art for this one. (Feed the Kitty is a 1952 Warner Bros. Merrie Melodies cartoon directed by Chuck Jones.) #toontober2022

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