Photo Essay by Andres Cuervo
1. How did you start in film and developed your passion for filmmaking?
Film inspired my life in a very early stage of my childhood. I was very fortunate to be surrounded by creative software at it’s very early stages. I remember sitting in front of my iMac G3 (Strawberry Color) using one of the first copies of Adobe Illustrator, I was 6 years old. I thought I was a scientist that could somehow translate digital art work into something emotional and inspiring. Then I became engaged with editing software that existed within my computer’s operating system. With the editing software, I explored the endless different ways of composition and making my mother cry with from horrifying images of the heartaches in Venezuela. I was born in Caracas, Venezuela and at that time my country was aiming towards a dangerous and emotional journey. Editing became the new language for me to express and to speak for those in fear. The moving reaction that my family had when my slide show was viewed, was the most fascinating part to me. The composition of a film quickly became the tool for change and impact. That is when I knew I had a passion for innovation, the brain and film.
2. What is your position in the industry right now and where do you want to take your career or see yourself in the future?
I have many positions in the industry, currently I focus on producing experimental shorts. Today this industry takes us many different roads and so we must learn multiple different positions and roles. I mix a lot of my passions and talents to create the next big project. I love innovative projects and technology that changes people’s lives. I would like to take my career to research and the relationship between cinema, music and the brain. FOLLOW ANDRES #photoessay project @andrescuervo
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