“ ‘The Mixup’ is a piece shot to showcase the challenges of producing content in New York City. In order to stay light, nimble and incognito to not draw in on-lookers, we chose to shoot this with minimal support from lighting, cinema lenses, dolly’s or other common cinema tools. Most content was shot either hand-held or on a DJI Ronin S with Photo Leica lenses used on the M mount camera. Only the night oil tank scene had supplemental lighting and only the car scene did we use a cinema lens on the car mount. ”
About Nick Dabas
Nick Dabas is a director of photography based in New York City. Nick’s passion for still image photography brought him to filmmaking where the creative process and different techniques of cinematic production peaked his interest. Nick’s first project “Midnight Lights” gave him an appreciation for the challenges of production in the real world. Fog and rain dominate the night sky in this piece and showed him the beauty of the chaos in a run-and-gun production, this experience has helped to craft the Dabas style. Nick’s polished style, and clean visuals have allowed him to make a living in fashion, advertising and music video production and he has worked with Madison Square Garden (MSG), L’Oréal, Bloomingdales, Dermablend, Montcler, Cushnie et Ochs and the Wu Tang Clan… just to name a few. Nick’s success has allowed him to establishing Paper Bag Media LLC and blessed him with the chance to make a living doing something he loves.