Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Recognition


Award in the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media, RMIT, Melbourne, May 30, 2011.
"For the student that achieved Academic excellence, led by example and made positive contribution to the program."


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

My short film "Dead Wood" wins "The Indie Film Fest" award, in Los Angeles




Dead Wood won an Indie in the category:
Award of Merit: short film
“The awards go to those filmmakers who produce fresh, standout entertainment and compelling documentaries. The Indie Fest is an international awards competition, and is developing a reputation as an top tier competition. It honours professionals, established and emerging, who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity. “
Once again, thanks again to my beautiful crew and cast, everyone that helped to this production and to Mum and Dad for their love and support, and for sending money  overseas to make this film possible.
Alex Koskiniotis

Friday, February 4, 2011

Motion Design Portfolio - 56 secs



Design work and motion graphic design work I made throughout my career. Contents:

• The Fishing Rod -- Start titles design for my short film, 2009
• "Il Le Pastore -- The Lyric Opera of Melbourne" -- Original motion graphic design for TVC
• Spec video* for the ministry of Health & Welfare, Greece
• Original Logo design for Vouli TV (Greek Parliament) competition
• "Patras 2009" Candidate city for the Mediterranean Games -- Logo development*
• Pepsi -- "Ask for more" - slogan animation
• Dead Wood -- Start Tiles design for my short film, 2010.
• Kosmos, 11th Biennale, Athens 2003 -- Logo development*
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* Development from a still image(s) to an animation

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Short Films

Pray



The story is about a bachelor who prays to God to have sex. It was shot on an LTR film camera, using 250D Kodak film stock for a cinematography assignment. The colour correction was made using Color software. Written, directed, edited and colour corrected by Alex Koskiniotis. May 2010, Melbourne. Watch it in HD. Enjoy! :)


Cold Recovery





Short Film for the Bike Film Festival and the Road Harmony Competition.
"Aggressive Driver"
Directed, written and edited by Alexandros Koskiniotis
Shot on a High Definition Sony HVR-V1P HDV

November 2009

The Fishing Rod



I shot this with the Sony HVR-V1P HDV at Mordialloc pier, and Chelsea beach, Victoria, Australia. Thankfully the weather was on my side. I shoot it in three days. It is my first short film. I did it for my Diploma of Screen while studying at the RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology). We had great fun cast and crew doing it, I will never forget this experience!
October 2009.





Click on the image above to take you to the official website of Alex Koskiniotis short film "Dead Wood".



Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Pray



The story is about a bachelor who prays to God to have sex. It was shot on an LTR film camera, using 250D Kodak film stock for a cinematography assignment. The colour correction was made using Color software. Written, directed, edited and colour corrected by Alex Koskiniotis. May 2010, Melbourne. Watch it in HD. Enjoy! :)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

After Effects in class

Worms under the skin

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An assignment I had for the visual effects in motion tracking and rotoscoping in After Effects class. April 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

CV Alex Koskiniotis

Alexandros Koskiniotis Video Compositing / VFX / Film Making
EMPLOYMENT

COMPUTER GRAPHICS & ANIMATION, Graphics Dept of Television Station
Channel 5, Athens – 3D Studio, Adobe Photoshop
COMPUTER GRAPHICS & ANIMATION, Graphics Dept of Television Station
MAD TV, Athens - 3D Studio Max, Adobe Photoshop

COMPUTER GRAPHICS, PHOTO and VIDEO EDITING for MULTIMEDIA at AREIA S.A., Athens
Animation & Video Technician Participant of subsidized program titled Stage 3
Including 11 months on the job training at Post Production Company EUROPOST, Athens - Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, Discreet Flame
Flame, Adobe Photoshop artist and Video Operator for post-production company EUROPOST, Athens

Flint and Adobe Photoshop artist for post-production company Lexicon Factory S.A., Athens

Flint, Adobe Photoshop artist and Video Operator for production company FS Productions (Film and Television Productions), Athens
Flint Designer and After Effects (Freelance) for GTV9, (Channel 9) Richmond, Melbourne

SOFTWARE LITERATE
Final Cut Pro, DVD studio Pro, Compressor, Color, Corel Draw, Adobe CS, Adobe Premier, Adobe After Effects, 3D Studio, Discreet Flint - Flame.

PRODUCTION CREDITS (click on the links for more info)

Champions League Athens 2007, International introduction video (Int) Music Clip, Sport, 2 mins, PAL, FS PRODUCTIONS, VFX, Compositing
50th Annual TV Week Logie Awards: Complex composites for the 2008 awar, Channel 9, Melbourne.
Athens 2004 Promo Videos, PAL, FS Productions, VFX, Compositing

TV SPOTS:
CITROEN XARA PICASSO PLUS (Int) TVC, Commercial, 1 min, PAL, FS PRODUCTIONS, Compositing

PRINGLES (Int) TVC, 30sec, PAL, Europost, green screen keying

PEPSI, SAKIS ROUVAS (Int) TVC, Commercial, 1min, PAL, Lexicon Factory, Compositing, VFX

PEPSI TWIST (Int) TVC, Commercial, 1 min, PAL, Lexicon Factory, Compositing, Particles

McCain’s Potatoes TVC, commercial, 1min, Lexicon Factory, Greece. Compositing, colour correction

Johnsons & Johnsons Baby Bedtime bath TVC commercial, adaptation, 30sec., Lexicon Factory, Greece, compositing

Playboy Magazine TV Spot, 30 sec, PAL, FS Productions, Compositing, Particles, VFX.

Il Le Pastore TVC, commercial, 30 sec, for The Lyric Opera of Melbourne, 9mm commercials, Melbourne, compositing.

PHOTO EDITING:
Tsunami – Digital Photo Editing 2nd Prize for the competition of the Popular Science magazine titled «fake it»

FILMS:

One Day in August a film by Constantine Giannaris, Lexicon Factory, Athens, Colour correction

The Heart of the Beast a film by Renos Haralambidis, Fs Productions, Greece, compositing, coulor correction, special effects, end titles


The Fishing Rod 7min 26sec drama short film – HDV, major project for Diploma of Screen, RMIT, Melbourne. Directed, written, edited, VFX and colour correction by Alex Koskiniotis

Cold Recovery 1 min, short film, HDV. Participation in the “Road Harmony” of the Bike Film Festival short film competition, Melbourne. Directed, written and edited by Alex Koskiniotis

Pray 2 min. short film for a Cinematography class. Shot in Kodak 250D 16mm film, with an AATON LTR film camera, 2010, Melbourne. Written, edited and directed by Alex Koskiniotis.
• How To Rob a Bank in Ten Easy Steps feature film. Direction of Photography. Filmed on RED camera, Jan 2012.

AWARDS

Nominated for Best Cinematography at the RMIT Showcase Night for the short film of Rudi Vasconselos «Push-Pull», shot with SONY Z1p. 3 December 2009, Capitol Theater, Melbourne
Second prize in a Photoshop contest named "Fake it" organized in the Popular Science magazine (Greek Edition)
My short film «Dead Wood» short listed as outstanding achievement during 2010 and nominated for all the four categories: best cinematography, best actor, best editing and best production / director. RMIT Awards night in Casey Plaza Theatre, 2 December 2010

Award of Merit for the short film Dead Wood, at The Indie Fest, La Jolla, California, February 2, 2011
Outstanding Achievement Award in the Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media, 30May 2011


Photo Editing

POPULAR SCIENCE
"FAKE IT" CONTEST
2nd Prize : Tsunami


Tsunami

I took the second prize in a competition named "Fake it" organized in the Popular Science magazine (Greek Edition) with that Photoshop work. I used a peaceful photo of Mikrolimano of Peiraias, Attiki, and a huge Hawaiian wave to create my Tsunami.



Short Films



Cold Recovery





A short film I made to take part in Melbourne's Bike Film Festival
for the competition "Road Harmony". Unfortunately didn't win, but cast and crew
had a great time making it!


Tenancy One




A short web Ad I made for a real estate company in Melbourne.
I did the light design, directed and edited it.


The Fishing Rod




A short I made in 2009 for my Diploma in Screen, RMIT, Melbourne. A lot of work in this one - I was exhausted after this production. Also available with Greek subtitles:


The Fishing Rod (Greek subtitles):




Pray (Greek subtitles):

The story is about a bachelor who prays to God to have sex. It was shot on an LTR film camera, using 250D Kodak film stock for a cinematography assignment. The colour correction was made using Color software. Written, directed, edited and colour corrected by Alex Koskiniotis. May 2010, Melbourne. Watch it in HD. Enjoy! :)

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Sample Clips

Champions League

Intro Video, Athens 2007, FS Productions, Pal.
Compositing and special effects from photographs and stock videos.
I used A. Photoshop and flint.


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TV Spot for the most popular Sunday newspaper in Athens at that time, in 2007. I used A. Photoshop and discreet's flint* workstation to make it.


One min Show Reel


Video Compositing & Visual Effects Show-Reel

Short Show-Reel: duration 1 min:

I used mainly flame and flint workstations for these projects:

· Compositing / VFX for Bid Campaigns

· Concept creation and video composition for TV shows

· 2d Animation start titles

· Logo development using special effects and composition techniques

· Motion graphics

· Rotoscoping

· Keying

· TVC Adaptation

· Particles

· Colour correction.



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