Hi, I am Gione da Silva, a filmmaker, and photographer, originally from Brazil but now living in the UK. I am an artist at heart! Not because I own a camera and a lens but because I get moved by art, produce art and art has been part of my life ever since I was a young child! I am a passionate musician and for the last 5-6 years, I have devoted my life to wedding filmmaking and wedding photography. It has been an incredible journey and I am always amazed by the people I meet and the stories I have the pleasure to experience. For me it’s always about people; I love connecting, learning and sharing. I am excited about this journey as I know it’s long, diverse and full of twists and opportunities!
My concept of color grading is based on skin tones. The first I do on my footage is make sure my skin tones are true to life. Secondly, I prefer darker and warmer tones as I believe they transmit the warm of human connection and the love between two souls, which I feel is suitable for wedding films! I studied a lot about color correction and grading and found a few pallets that I believe work well in terms of aesthetics and also as elements of storytelling. It’s incredible the power that colors possess! Finally, since I do a considerable number of weddings per year, I don’t want to spend too much time working on the look of my films. I believe consistency in the way we shoot as well as consistency in the pallet and LUTs we use can yield quick, stylish and timeless looks. In the end, my goal is to have a product that feels good and looks good not only now but also in years to come!
We are Luigia and Giuseppe, founders and videographers on evergreen film, a married duo based in the stunning Italy, we travel the world documenting the most beautiful love stories. Our paths crossed despite coming from different studies: Giuseppe is graduated in Art, he is also a teacher video Artist. His works have been exhibited in many art exhibitions like Venice Biennale of Art. I (Luigia) have studied communication and performing Arts. We are gentle souls who love people, we are fascinated by their stories. Every story is unique and each of our videos reflects this distinctiveness, we always look for the truly beauty in everything, including the imperfect, the ordinary and the authenticity. We treat the “wedding story” as a special form of anthropological cinema, a form of Mythopoetic lyricism drawing on those languages of avant-garde cinema.
We feel very inspired by a specific branch of the History of Cinema, that kept us stuck to its charm over the years of study of art films: non-narrative and the New American Cinema. We are inspired by the work of Stan Brackhage, Jonas Mekas, Mery Menken, Tarkovskij, Bergman, David Lynch, Refn, or Terrence Malick, Won Kar Wai, Peter Grenaway, Darren Aronofsky, Roy Andensson. Each film we have seen has left a mark in our work.
We believe that to tell memories or emotions we need a more intimate approach with the subject. Itís necessary to reclaim the concept of ďamateursĒ (a French word that means ďthe one who lovesĒ) and look at the world with simple eyes. We have to show the pureness of things as would a father who is filming their child seeing for the first time the sea. We must love, dream, imagine, discover the stories that are hidden under the surface of things.