Amplifier “The Octopus” Directors Cut

 

Promo for UK band Amplifier, and the third in a series I directed from their critically acclaimed album “The Octopus”. Released to coincide with the Vinyl reissue of this seminal prog masterpiece!

Thanks to my amazing crew, and the band.

DOP: Julius Beltrame
Producer: Belle Palmer
Camera: Laura Henry
Camera and Dolly: John Angless
Actor: Martin Cowan
Actor and crew: John Palmer
Runner: Sylvia Gazza
Title Graphics: Joseph Rufian
Illustrations: Paul Hallows
Director, Editor, VFX: Adriano Gazza

Thanks to Colin Perrett

Queen – “Sheer Heart Attack”

My entry for the Queen / Talenthouse Sheer Heart Attack video competition. I was really excited that this finished in the top 5 of the global competition, as chosen by Roger Taylor and Brian May of Queen, and director David Mallet. An honour indeed! A motion graphics piece using the lyrical themes of adolescence, and punk inspired imagery to reflect the pace and era the song was released, and the fact it was a band reaction to the punk music of the day.

Animation and design: Adriano Gazza / Footage © Queen
Talenthouse blog.
Queen’s Official site.

The Battle of Cable Street

A short film I had the pleasure of working on. I was lead rotoscoper on this live action/ animation hybrid, working with the supremely talented Yoav Segal and Asaf Agranat over 3 months in the Summer of 2006, in a beautiful, then soon to be demolished manor house on the Finchley Road. Great memories and a great project!

Winner of The UK Jewish Short Film Fund script competition about Yoav’s grandfather who helped organise the Battle of Cable Street against Mosley in London’s East End in 1936. Winner of the Discovery channel Best HD film at DC Shorts, and official selection in Chicago International FF, Palm Springs Short FF, Encounters, East End Film Fest, LA Shorts Fest, Sienna FF, Rhodes Island International and many more. It was also accepted onto the BAFTA list and they now house a master of the film for cultural purposes.

Imdb link
Full credits here

Trapped

Trapped

A short film shot in a few hours whilst studying at the London Film Academy in November 2018. Directed by Adriano Gazza

Written by James Beacon

Cinematography by Michael Fischer

Starring George Morgan and Eysis Clacken

Crew from LFA Cinematography course

Music: Sighted by Moby. Courtesy of MobyGratis.com

VFX and Editing by Adriano Gazza

My Career Map

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Animation for MHFI showcasing the Career path open to employees. I worked with an agency who developed the vector graphics, which I animated then translated into 3d in Cinema 4D for the final section. I used Mixamo for the character walk cycles then took the fbx data into C4D for rendering and final output.

Pinball

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Recruitment video for MHFI. I directed and created the graphics for this, working with a fantastic crew. Sadly due to branding changes this was never used, but I’m extremely proud of the final product and had a great experience making it!

Shot on an Arri Alexa at Mount Pleasant Studios, London.

Laura Henry – DOP
Mark Emberton – Assistant DOP
Ray Moody – DIT/Camera Assistant
Pinball Technician: Geoffrey Harvey
Jim Boorer – Grip
Peter Brimson – Gaffer
Emma Pierce – Production/Stills
Jeremy Sheldon – Script
Fourth Wall Creative – Vinyls
Adriano Gazza – Director

Acting talent
Lauren Nicoll
Indy Bolina
Sandra Raymond
Jozef Aoki