We had the good fortune of connecting with ELOI MOLI and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi ELOI, what is the most important factor behind your success?
I think the most important factor behind my success is the love and passion I have for my work. Becoming a cinematographer has been my life’s journey.
This journey started when I was 9, and I fell in love with Black and White photography, getting my lab in my child’s room. Light and framing was my passion during my childhood.
One year before starting The Film School University, I began to work in cinema and advertising. In my 18’s I became part of a camera crew, and I’ll never move from it.
During my years at The Film School University, I was combining my film studies between professional film and commercial work. Once I got my Cinematography Degree, I was immersed in the professional movie industry.
Nowadays, my journey continues in Los Angeles where I live and work since 2010.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My art is always based on emotions. Through light, color, and framing I try to move the viewer emotionally to make him feel and reflect. I like that the shadows illuminate the darkness of the emotions and the colors fill the sensations of life.
My life and my experience in this world of evolution are what differentiates me from others. All the experiences accumulated during all my travels around the world, everything shared with all the souls that have crossed my path and that have impacted my being, have made me have a unique and different vision from the rest.
For me, the most important thing in life is to be able to learn and grow, to evolve to be able to give the best version of myself at all times. The important thing is not to learn not to fall, the important thing is to learn to get up quickly … The hardest times in my life have always been rewarded with more growth and evolution, with which I always try to embrace all the experiences that this life offers me.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
What I like the most about this city is the outdoor life it has, allowing you to practise an infinity of sports in nature. From the long list of beaches, I would surely end up taking them to Topanga beach or Malibu to surf.
Some hiking through Santa Monica Mountains.
To walk around Abbot Kidney and end up on a terrace now that they have finally emerged.
Enjoying friends on barbecues would surely also be in the plans.
I love that LA is such a cosmopolitan city, where there are cuisines from all over the world, so different restaurants from different cultures would be on the itinerary too.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
During all these years, I crossed paths with many people, people who helped me a lot to grow as a person and who in some way marked my way of seeing and shaping the world. It would be very difficult right now to name and number all these wonderful souls who have been helping me on my way. But I think it is very important to thank all the people who have been part of my filming teams, without their effort and dedication I would never have been able to carry out my imagination. I would also like to thank all my family and friends for their constant support throughout my life and especially my wife Fany, who gives me the love I need to continue enjoying this wonderful life.