The need for entertainment

Hiking in the snow

I read that the Norwegian arrived first at the South Pole in 1911 because, unlike the British expedition, they had a joker in their team. Somebody who kept the spirits high, who united the group along the hardships of the mission. That person was the cook, Adolf Lindstrom. That makes me think of the role … Continue reading The need for entertainment

Hello everybody

One day I'll look back to these lines and I will remember where I was when I wrote them. We humans are like that, we give meaning to every single thing in our lives. And so we create stories around meaning. And we tell them. And we share them with others for all sorts of … Continue reading Hello everybody

Where do I get great music for my videos?

No, you're not the only one wondering where to get the best music to use legally in your videos. Notice I highlight legally, because you can't use the last album you bought in iTunes. Not without breaking a few rules and being taken down by YouTube and Facebook. And we don't want that. Did you … Continue reading Where do I get great music for my videos?

Make Video Magic

Did I tell you I'm starting an online video editing course? Did you know that 4x as many people prefer to watch a video instead of reading about your product? And that we remember 10% of what we read but 50% of what we see and hear? Video is not the future of the … Continue reading Make Video Magic

Currupt FCPX libraries in Blu-ray

I went nuts when I couldn't recover my film projects. Thank goodness I still kept a copy in a hard drive. Archiving is a sensitive thing. And if you work in film it can be an expensive thing. So a long ago I chose optical media. DVDs, originally. Blu-rays, currently. When I am pretty sure I have finished … Continue reading Currupt FCPX libraries in Blu-ray

Good feedback

It's nice to have good feedback about your work. It raises your moral, rewards you for the hard work you've done and sets a challenge for your ego. It's the applause to the artists that work behind the screens/scenes. The video I made for the international campaign "Ara és l'hora", about Catalonia asking for a referendum, has over 100,000 views … Continue reading Good feedback

Hyperlapsing Vines

Last Tuesday Instagram released Hyperlapse, the app to record hand-held time-lapses. The good thing is that it stabilises the shots very well, so that when you play it at 12x speed any camera movements look smooth. The bad thing is that to do so, of course, the area of the image used is reduced. Since smartphones don't have … Continue reading Hyperlapsing Vines

The Alps through the lens

I am a climber. Last week I climbed the Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe. And me being a filmmaker, of course, I  wondered if I should film it. I don't find compatible living or shooting an event. I'm either enjoying it o filming it. The approach is completely different. The days previous to my … Continue reading The Alps through the lens

Let’s work together

One of my professional goals is to build a team that I can trust. Meeting new people is something I enjoy a lot, and I find that a team works better when you're not only colleagues, but friends. Last Saturday I had the chance to work for the first time with Hèctor Solé, an outstanding and … Continue reading Let’s work together

Hi world! I’m a filmmaker

Hi there! I'm Albert Bonet and today is my Londonversary. Exactly one year ago I moved from Barcelona to London, searching for experiences. I'm a freelance filmmaker, and I want to use this special day to start something I should have started the day I set foot in London: writing in English. I do this for … Continue reading Hi world! I’m a filmmaker