In only an average of twelve minutes, mini documentaries by Director Nick Cavalier leave you feeling connected to the subjects of the films. Short stories capture the subject’s feelings about their passions and their chosen life path. Incredibly thorough, these films leave a lasting impression. His work is very personable and intimate, but also very physically involved.
Nick Cavalier is a fan of cinematography that uses guerrilla tactics. Throughout his documentaries you feel involved because the filming is done so that you’re always seeing action, you are observing how things are done; it’s almost like you were in the film doing all the things the subjects were doing. Cinematographers pick up their cameras and start filming there on the spot, wherever they are at the moment. It is feels spontaneous and real. This style of cinematography makes you partake in the activity; it takes you there and makes you experience everything you are watching on screen.
You can also check out my exclusive interview with Nick Cavalier and Derek Hess.
“Content is King. I believe that good design is art. I believe that video content can be a cultural experience. I believe the work MUST speak for itself. I believe that if a brand, band, product, and the creatives behind the campaign see eye to eye, magic happens. I believe that when you work with one person with a solid vision, and trust in that vision, amazing things happen.”∼ Nick Cavalier
Nick Cavalier’s films are very hero themed and keep excited about the people being filmed. He cuts together in-depth content into a short amount of time, and has a knack for exposing intimate sides of his subjects. A rising star in the film world, Nick has won many awards for his films; most prominently for his full length work Forced Perspective on famed artist Derek Hess.
In addition to directing music videos, Nick Cavalier has directed miniature documentaries on Herman Story Wines, Warrior Angels Foundation, Desperada Wines, and most recently released his short on Gotta Groove Records. Tied to his own history of managing bipolar Disorder, Nick is currently filming his next documentary for END/PAIN, an organization that supports people through mental and physical trauma. You can read more about this project, “The Things We Carry”- Earl Granville, on Nick’s blog.
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