I found the most amazing cafe (‘Fábrica Imperial’) in Lisbon this week. Well worth a visit if you’re in town. It turned out that the owners have a great story too which you can now watch here. They wanted to create a space that created the feeling and comfort of having dinner in your grandmother’s house. The restaraunt is aptly decorated with lots of vintage furniture and electronics.
To keep with that theme, I used the 8mm Camera App by ‘Nexvio’ to apply this old school filter. I decided it shot and post in landscape rather than square because I wanted to be able to get the maximum real estate out of the camera. I floated with the camera to suit the comfort of the iv rather than directing her and we wrapped in one take which ensured we got the best interview we could!
Shot & edited entirely (for a change) with an iPhone 6s using the native iOS camera app and LumaFusion to edit. I used a RØDE Microphones Smartlav+ for audio and a ZEISS Camera Lenses 2.0x to blow out the background a little bit for the interview element.
A big shout out to Eliot Fitzroy for the tip that the 8mm App by Nexvio can be used just to add a filter and also for his EpicTutorials guide to editing audio (I couldn’t have figure out how to cross-disolve from the opening scene without his ‘Epic’ virtual assistance).
I decided not to use any background music because I already had nice natural background noises plus I felt the story was best opened with a wide outside shout that picked up the internal audio! Check it out for yourselves and don’t forget to visit Fábrica Imperial if you’re in Portugal anytime soon!