Video

Startrails photography video | How it was done

Personal project
Alejandro Pérez: Photography, video editing, subtitles

Startrail photography assembly of 400 photos using StarStax. The video is a screenrecording while Startax was blending the images in lighten mode (with and without comet-like mode). I have separated the image in two:

  1. The startrail
  2. The motorway and buildings.

I would have obtained an overexposed result of the motorway if I had used all pictures to blend the motorway and the buildings (as I used it to blend the startrails). That’s why I only used 15-20 significant pictures (I chose the ones with the best car light trails) to compose the lower part of the image. Then using a video editing software (like Premiere Pro) to assemble the two parts of the picture and to reverse the shots.

Gear: Canon ESO 5D Mark III + EF 16-35 f/2.8 + Tripod + automated remote control
Software: Starstax, Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere Pro.

Star trails and the motorway with Mövenpick Hôtel & Casino Geneva
Photography result of the star trails over the motorway – Geneva

Travel Video | Easter Island

A long contemplative video with long sequences that will (I hope) bring you the spirit of this mysterious island. I wanted it to be like if you was just there, watching the landscapes and the famous Moai statues. I traveled there in June 2015.
Credits:
Alejandro Pérez: Director, camera, edit & sound mix
Gear used: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Adobe Permiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition.
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Music video Clip | The making of swiss band OAXACA

This is a video clip I shooted and edited for the rock power trio OAXACA from Geneva Switzerland. It was a one year effort project, from march 2021 to march 2022. Released on March 25th 2022, it features a character passing away (played by band’s singer Damien Baroni) with key symbolisms: light in the tunnel, drowning.. Black and white to make it timeless and beautiful.
Credits:
Video shooting edit: Alejandro Pérez
Script, actor: Damien Baroni
Sparkling light: Elie Smitch Lüstenberger
Under water shooting: Philippe Boisson & Alejandro Pérez
Sound Mixing and Mastering: Manu Hungrecker
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Documentary | “Mon seul problème… c’est la rapidité”

Film: “Mon seul problème… c’est la rapidité” (My only problem … is speed)
Credits
Directors: Alejandro Pérez, Camille Galimont, Angela Martinelli, Julie Petmann
Filming, editing & sound mixing by Alejandro Pérez
Material: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition

The project

I worked with three Bachelors students in social education at the “Haute école de travail social Genève” (HETS). They decided to look at the socio-professional integration of a person with a disability. They wanted to raise, study and observe the themes of integration, autonomy, self-determination and participation of people with disabilities.

A big thank you to our friend Alejandro Pérez for his availability, his help, his listening, his advice, his benevolence, his more than active participation and his patience during the video editing.

– Angela, Camille, Julie

For eight months, the three students and I immersed ourselves in creating an audiovisual record of the professional life a person with a disability, which made it possible to observe his reality in great detail. At the end of this research project, the students were convinced of the importance of accompaniment in the process of professional integration. They were also certain that the environment of the adapted job plays a key role since it allows the social participation of the person.

Epilogue: “Yann’s Interview”
Credits
Directors: Alejandro Pérez, Camille Galimont
Filming, editing, subtitles and sound mixing by Alejandro Pérez
Material: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition
The study: Bachelors work carried out within the framework of the training at the Haute école de travail social de Genève
Mon seul problème c'est la rapidité

Video for social media | Bordeaux Deux Rives

Project for B&S Wine (Lausanne/Suisse)
Director, camera, video editing, sound mix and motion design : Alejandro Pérez
Software: Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects.

Video for social media | The Butterfly House

Project for Schilliger Garden Centre (Gland/Suisse)
Director, camera, video editing, sound mix and motion design: Alejandro Pérez
Software: Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects.

Motion Design | The Butterfly House

Project for Schilliger Garden Centre (Gland/Suisse)
Author: Alejandro Pérez
Work done: Motion design from an existing graphic design and sound mix.
Software: Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop.

Video social media | Wine blind tasting

Project for B&S Wine (Lausanne/Suisse)
Director, camera, video editing, sound mix and motion design: Alejandro Pérez
Software: Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition.

Interview | The wine merchant

Project for Schilliger Garden Centre (Gland/Suisse)
Director, camera, video editing, sound mix, titles and motion design: Alejandro Pérez
Software: Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects.

Interview | The horticulturist

Project for Schilliger Garden Centre (Gland/Suisse)
Director, interview, camera, video editing, sound mix, subtitles and motion design: Alejandro Pérez
Software: Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects.

Interview | The wine maker

Project for Schilliger Garden Centre (Gland/Suisse) & Cave Beetschen (Bursins/Suisse)
Director, camera, video editing, subtitles and motion design: Alejandro Pérez
Software: Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects.

Interview | The apprentice 3D polydesigner

Project for Schilliger Garden Centre (Gland/Suisse)
Director, interview, camera, video editing, subtitles and motion design: Alejandro Pérez
Software: Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition.

Short video for social media | “Le printemps, la nature s’éveille”

Project for Schilliger Garden Centre (Gland/Suisse)
Director, camera, video editing, sound mix, motion design: Alejandro Pérez
Software: Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects.

Short video presentation for social media | The restaurant

Project for Schilliger Garden Centre (Gland/Suisse)
Director, camera, video editing and motion design: Alejandro Pérez
Software: Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects.

Short video for social media | “Fleurs d’automne”

Project for Schilliger Garden Centre (Gland/Suisse)
Director, camera, video editing, sound mix, motion design: Alejandro Pérez
Software: Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects.

Short video for social media | B&S Wine

Project for B&S Wine (Lausanne/Suisse)
Director, camera, video editing and motion design : Alejandro Pérez
Software: Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects.

Short film | Manhattan in black & white

This is my humble tribute to one of my favorite film directors. This short movie was inspired by the famous opening of Woody Allen’s movie ‘Manhattan’ (1979). Filmed with a Canon 5D Mark II, still video frames rendered in black & white at 24 frames per second (except the opening south Manhattan shot which was accelerated 3000% faster), added the two black bars to give the cinemascope look and finally added the original soundtrack with woody’s voice.

Short film: “New York in Black and White”
Filmed, edited by Alejandro Pérez

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Video tutorial for YouTube | How to repot a bonsai

Project for Schilliger Garden Centre (Gland/Suisse)
Director, camera, video editing, sound mix, subtitles and motion design: Alejandro Pérez
Software: Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects.

Video tutorial for YouTube | How to create your balcony garden

Project for Schilliger Garden Centre (Gland/Suisse)
Director, camera, video editing, sound mix, subtitles and motion design: Alejandro Pérez
Software: Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects.

Video for social media | The Dinosaur Garden

Project for Schilliger Garden Centre (Gland/Suisse)
Director, camera, video editing, sound mix, subtitles and motion design: Alejandro Pérez
Software: Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects.

Video for social media | The cultivation of poinsettias

Project for Schilliger Garden Centre (Gland/Suisse)
Director, camera, video editing, sound mix, subtitles and motion design: Alejandro Pérez
Software: Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects.

Video for social media | Building a Christmas market

Project for Schilliger Garden Centre (Gland/Suisse)
Director, camera, video editing, sound mix, subtitles and motion design: Alejandro Pérez
Software: Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects.

Interview | Christmas model making

Project for Schilliger Garden Centre (Gland/Suisse)
Director, camera, interview, video editing, sound mix, subtitles and motion design: Alejandro Pérez
Software: Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects.

Video for social media | Schilliger Christmas market

Project for Schilliger Garden Centre (Gland/Suisse)
Director, camera, video editing, sound mix, subtitles and motion design for the end title: Alejandro Pérez
Software: Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects.

Interview | The giant Swiss cuckoo clock

Project for Schilliger Garden Centre (Gland/Suisse)
Director, camera, interview, video editing, sound mix, subtitles and motion design: Alejandro Pérez
Software: Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects.

Photography in the HR Giger Museum Bar | Tips for travelers

Are you planning a visit to the HR Giger Museum Bar in Gruyères, Switzerland? Are you a fan of HR Giger’s work? Are you interested in taking pictures inside the Bar? Then this article may be of interest to you! Here are some tips and advice on visiting and photographing this amazing and unique place!

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Travel video for YouTube | San Pedro de Atacama

This is a short movie filmed during the trip I made with my friend Michele back in February 2015 to northern Chile in the small town of San Pedro de Atacama. The film shows the small town of San Pedro overlooking the Licancabur volcano and located in an arid high plateau. And also a tour we took to the Valle de la Muerte (Death Valley) and Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley).

Personal project
Director, camera, video editing, sound mix, titles: Alejandro Pérez
Software: Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects.

Travel video for YouTube | Bryce Canyon

Personal project
Director, camera, video editing, sound mix: Alejandro Pérez
Narration : Kayla
Music : Peter Gabriel (San Jacinto instrumental – New Blood)
Software: Adobe Premiere Pro.

Summer 2015 during our road trip we visited the Bryce Canyon National Park located in the state of Utah in the USA. The park is a delight for hiking and photography. This is a short video of our visit narrated by Kayla, 12 years old, in french (english subtitles available).

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Travel video for YouTube | Dubaï

This is a long due video. My trip to Dubaï finally got his own video. I wasn’t very inspired by it, the city is so artificial and nothing really interested me to be honest, no story. So why I went there you may ask? Well, there was several reasons to it but I’m not going to comment on that. Let’s say that I had a very cheap air fare to go. It wasn’t very long, just 2 nights and back to Switzerland. I made this video which is very contemplative and on a point of view mode.

Credits:
Directed, filmed, edited & sound mixing by Alejandro Pérez
Material: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Adobe Permiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Audition.
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Travel video for YouTube | Playa de las Catedrales

As Catedrais beach translates as ‘Beach of the Cathedrals’.

It is the turistic name of Praia de Augas Santas (‘Beach of the Holy Waters’). The Spanish beach is located in the Ribadeo municipality, in the province of Lugo (Galicia), on the Cantabric coast, and it lies about ten kilometres to the west from the town of Ribadeo. Its name is derived from the formations of its cliffs.

Personal project
Director, camera, video editing, sound mix: Alejandro Pérez
Software: Adobe Premiere Pro.