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  • The dream becomes reality ...

    Thursday, May 14, 2009 11:49PM / Members only

    Well, 

    It has been a long time since my last entry. I have been busy and made a lot of thinking.
    Let's take the clock back a year shall we ?

    I remember I was struggleing with myself, divided between reason and passion. Reason would have been to stay where I was, working to make sure I could provide food to my daughter and wife and passion would have been to drop everything and go for what I always wanted to do: Acting.


    Now we are A year and a falf later. Reiki the Movie is finally completed and will screen during the Cannes film Festival 2009 and on top of that, Pedro and I will be live on TV for the show "50 degrés Nord" where the trailer will be on air.


    I don't know what to think about all this except that it's a dream becoming reality. And this has become possible thanks to many people.

    Here is an occasion for me to thank them all in general. All the people involved in Reiki but I also would like to give a few special and personal thanks to some others.

    Thank you Reni for all the work you did on the comic book. You are a wonderful and passionate artist I give you that.

    Thank you Martin for all your patience and knowledge. When we first met, I was just a rookie and you were alreay an accomplished actor. You shared your experience in acting with me all along the shooting and even after. 

    Thank you Pedro for believing in me when I wasn't believing in myself. You have been the person who triggered the biggest changes in my life and put me pack on the path I lost sight of many years ago.

    All the efforts are now paying. We had nothing but our heart to invest and we made it till the end...


    Thank you !
    See you on the set for new adventures ! 

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  • The Reiki after match

    Tuesday, Oct 7, 2008 12:59AM / Members only

    Original title refering to the shooting sessions of Reiki I know :p ^^


    Well, 

    Today was the last day of the reshoot and I have to say, it felt good to be done with it.

    Once everything was done, we went back to Pedro's place where he showed me the 4 first pages of the comic book made by Reny Wong.

    Only one word: GREAT !

    This project is getting such proportion that I am not sure yet if this is a dream or if it's real.

    Anyway whatever that is, it's happening and this is all that matters :)


    Shooting Reiki was far from being simple.

    We had difficulties of all kind but I am sure Pedro, our director, will explain more in details. I will only focus on the acting part.

    The most difficult for me was the tremendous amount of working hours a day. 

    I remember during the 10 shooting days, I even lost track of time itself, not knowing which day we were anymore but geez, it felt so good. I would do it again just for the fun of it. 

    another diffucult point was for me the final fight. During training, we used to practice with wooden swords of 1m20 each more or less. When with the actual feature, Reiki is like 1m80 and my own blade is 1m10 top. Meaning all we did about timing and distance was completely obsolete but I believe we managed to wrap the scene in the end and I have to say, it's looking really good.

    Another difficult point was making action scenes with few hours of sleep a day but once again, the adrenaline level and the heart we put into finishing this project kept us going and we managed to put our anger ath the director into our fights (hahaha ;) )

    This is it folks, the movie is in the box. Now starts the post prod.

    I hope it's going to be ready because I am curious about the final result.

    Thank you again to all the people i worked with on this project. I learned a lot from the cast especially from Martin (Vann) who gave me good advise for my performance. (and the others as well of course)

    Thank you Pedro for believing in me and casting me to play Hansel.

    Thank you Reny for the comic book, it look really nice.

    I hope you will enjoy Reiki as much as I enjoyed acting in it :)

    See you all soon.
    Davide


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  • When pain feels actually good.

    Monday, Jul 28, 2008 10:00PM / Members only

    Reiki’s fighting choreography has resumed and I wanted to share some of my feeling on this wonderful (yet quite empty) blog of mine.

     

    Finally, after a month of pause for summer holiday, kids in Disney land, and se* euhh I mean, love xD. We are back on the job.

     

    Yesterday was substantially painful. The main reasons were:

    1.       Since we didn’t train in a month, muscles needed to be back on track. Today I barely feel my legs and my back.

    2.       We now have a professional choreographer and believe me. Working with him is as amazing as it is painful.

     

    Under a heat of 30 degrees in the shadow, we practiced for about 6 hours to make sure the fighting scenes in Reiki will show some quality. Please remember it when you will watch this movie ;)

    On the other hand, being so dedicated to this project really gives some sense to my life.  That’s why I can proudly say today: The pain we endured yesterday feels really good !.

     

    Have a nice Day

    Davide

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  • I am a ghost

    Tuesday, Jul 1, 2008 5:19PM / Members only

    Hi everyone,

     

    I know I am quite a ghost at the moment but I am very busy organising my new life. But don't worry I'll be back soon.

    By the way, did you know that Blizzard annouced 'Diablo 3" ?

    I don't know if some of you know the game but it's one of the most expected PC/MAC games together with "Starcraft 2"

    See you soon.

    Davide

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  • Metal Gear Solid - When Film Making meets Video Games

    Thursday, May 29, 2008 9:19PM / Members only

    Now if there is a video game I am expecting like no other (after World of Warcraft expantion 2 of course ^^) it's Metal Gear Solid 4.

    During the past 10 years, Solid Snake has become one of the most famous video game character together with Cloud Strife & Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII.

    Snake has everything:

    -Charisma

    -Wisdom

    -Fighting Skills

    -Good looking

    And most of all, he's human. He has emotions, asks himself questions. He's a character you can easily identify with. To be honnest, after Final Fantasy 7 and the amazing scene where Sephiroth kills Aerith, I realized how much video games tend to come closer to movies but none of them did it as much as Metal Gear Solid did.

    Director & Creator Hideo Kojima really did a great job with this serie and the last and final chapter is finally going to be revealed.

    Take a look at some scenes from MGS 1 to 3 and enjoy the ride.


    Video: http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=77W9oBISpfc&feature=related



    Video: http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=v3raLq4f_LQ&feature=related


    Since MGS 1 on playstation 1 and it's remake on Game Cube a few years later, Kojima decided to give a Hollywood dimention to the MGS series. Since MGS 2, Famous Hollywood composer Harry Gregson Williams (The Rock, Kingdom of Heaven, Armaggeddon, ...) joined the crew, giving MGS a even more epic dimention.

    MGS 2 was a sales booster for second Gen console Playstation 2


    Video:

    http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=aalAPyVwlcg

     

    We do not change a winning team and for MGS 3, composer Harry Gregson Williams stays and his work becomes even more accurate. Themes and deepness of the sound track has an added dramatic value to the story which is already a magnificent meta-plot.


    Video:

    http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=mPcO5wZFpKw&feature=related



    Video: http://www.youtube.com/v/5eyrHhByfxY


    Now with the next gen Playstation 3 imagine what dimention Snake will get. Worldwide release is the 12th of June 2008. Enjoy the official trailer.


    Video:

    http://fr.youtube.com/watch?v=u2NjNOMlsRo


     

    Of course if this was only a game it would be ok and no need to make so much fuzz about it. But the particularity of MGS series is that it makes you think about the world we live in giving you a interesting perpective.

    Cheers all,

    Davide

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    How are you? not far from your city!!
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    posted on Thursday, Nov 20, 2008 4:40PM  [Report]
    Hey Dave~ I don't know you are the producer of Reiki until I do the text for the poster.
    And it is really amazing that seeing my name on a movie poster, a very precious experience for me, hahah~
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    glad you like that, haha~
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    man, do you like the postcard I made for you?
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    posted on Friday, Aug 29, 2008 2:34AM  [Report]
    don't beat me up if I draw Hansel not as handsome as you =P
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    love your facial bone structure! well defined to equal hotness!!!
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    haha, yes, esp in asia. =X
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    ok ^^ so if one day i have to tell u a secret i will write in italian hehe ^^
    have nice week ^^
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    What's going on guy : )
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    posted on Tuesday, Jun 17, 2008 12:49AM  [Report]
    hehe.. allora perche ci scriviamo in inglese?? hihihi ^^
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    posted on Monday, Jun 16, 2008 8:52PM  [Report]
    hi guy :) how is going on in Belgium?
    are ur parents italian? you whole name is italian.. so maybe u can also speak italian ~~
    anyway nice to meet you here :)
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