As I have said many times over the past few weeks, the world is a beautiful place and I think I would not be doing my job if I did not share some of that beauty with others. When I knew for certain that I was returning to Chile, I already knew that I would be creating another short film. This time, however, I wanted it to be different. I wanted it to be better.
Over the past year I have learned some new tricks for both filming and editing and have been researching extensively how to create better material. I am learning how to edit more effectively and how to color grade and such, and I can see the quality of my films increasing. More importantly, though, I wanted to work more on my composition. Last year, my film focused exclusively on a very, very small area that included only the marine station and the surrounding beaches. That was the extent of my footage. Upon my return, I knew I had to try to film other places because there was so much splendor elsewhere that deserved to be shown, and it would do central Chile no justice if I did not include more than just one small place.
This film features so much more than my first film last year. It includes of course the marine station, its little aquarium, and the surrounding beaches, but it also includes some of the gorgeous sites where the station conducts research. Perhaps the most exciting aspect to me was that I was also able to include what was under the waves this time, which I felt was critical to include. I hit a milestone this year by finally entering the Chilean waters and seeing it with my own eyes, and I think that it is imperative that others understand what it looks like, too, and just how diverse and alive it is.
The title is based off one of my blog post titles, but in reality it was a phrase I had been tossing around for several months. Something about it sounded lovely to me. It is in both English and Spanish to represent the convergence of two languages and the connection between two different cultures joining together for the same purpose.
This film is the central coast of Chile from my perspective, and these are the things I found to be beautiful and invigorating. This is how I saw the world during those 10 weeks, and this is how I felt. This film is my heart and soul and I hope that somehow it affects you, too.