Sophia – Fashion Model Film

Maurice Rueckert – The Interview

I’m Maurice Rueckert, and I’m a 25-year-old filmmaker and photographer based in Munich, Germany.

I’m from a lovely village in Rhineland-Palatinate, but after finishing high school I moved to Munich to do an apprenticeship as a media designer for audiovisual work. I’ve learned basically everything you need to know to produce a TV report – setting up different types of cameras, lights, audio devices, produce some clips and how to edit your footage for broadcasting.

I’m a big fan of participating in the whole creative process – from concept to the final result. I love putting my ideas into action, no matter whether it´s a camera movement or color grading. Often my clients’ budgets aren’t that large, so I’m not able to pay a professional colorist. But normally I don’t need one anyway.

If you know your camera, whether you have to over- or underexpose in certain situations, then you´re fine! Sometimes I go for a LUT, but mostly I use FilmConvert because of the expanded settings. In this case, I knew what kind of look I want to achieve, even before post-production. So we shot the movie, and the editing was done in a few hours (including the color correction).

We loved the “FJ Velv 100“ film stock emulation, added a slight bit of a warm tint and grain, and that’s it! We didn’t even adjust anything at the color wheels.