Fresh from the ongoing success and notoriety of music promo Bonobo: No Reason (Vimeo Staff Pick & directed by Oscar Hudson), Cinematographer Ruben Woodin Dechamps joins the Roster.
This is what Hudson said on shooting Bonobo (Promo News) – “There are no VFX whatsoever… The set is made up of 18 rooms and was just under 100ft long. We basically rigged our little camera to a flat base plate of wood, covered the under side of this in downward-facing carpet and laid a very smooth lino to drag it across.”
Ruben has shot a plethora of promos for Hudson, including…
Darwin Deez: The Mess She Made
Gilligan Moss: Ceremonials Gilligan
Their collaboration extends further to a number of personal projects, most recently the short documentary A SECOND WORLD which played in competition at CamerImage 2016, was a Vimeo Staff Pick and was also shown at Interfil Berlin and the London Short Film Festival 2016.
The short doco was shot over 3 weeks on the road in Bosnia, Croatia, Serbia, Kosovo, Slovenia, and Montenegro with Ruben and Hudson scouting monuments commissioned in the 1960s/70s by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito to commemorate the atrocities of WWII. The narrative and consequent idea very much evolved throughout the trip, affected by the people they met on the road and the visionary monuments they were able to locate.
Ruben joins with roots in short films, documentary work, music promos and content – driven and with a belief in creativity that extends to both personal and heavily collaborative projects as well as those with a clearly defined brief.