We had the good fortune of connecting with Ivan Cordeiro and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ivan, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
As economic situation changes you have to adapt to newfound realities. In my case I used my advertising skills acquired by years working for the corporate world and used to open my own business. The old proverb “necessity is the mother of invention” was one of the primary forces that drove me to open a film production company that offered custom services at very competitive prices using an old technology applied to the digital age.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a filmmaker devoted to documentaries and visual storytelling using mostly analog media such as Super 8 and photography. I also run a production company called EYESEE FILMS that shoots, develops, scans and edits content specifically aimed at clients that love the celluloid aesthetic. What sets me apart from others is my propensity to look at life through a photographic lens. I document things that I see on a daily basis, whether it be through photography or moving images using whatever tools I have at my disposal. The best camera is the one you own and know how to use. Long term and daily practice of my craft has improved my capabilities as a filmmaker. Hard work, persistence and helpful networking helped me to get where I am today. I am inspired by nature, people and the arts, especially music.
It was not easy for me because this field is very competitive and surrounded by distractions.
As a media professional I learned to separate what is beneficial for me in order to continue my journey. The most important lesson learned in this process is to have good professional sources
and associates. The world needs a reliable memory and I try to address this need by making films.
Life is a film.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Los Angeles is a big city and is constantly changing as nothing seems to last forever. One of my best friends recently visited and we took a morning drive to the coast to watch the surfers ride the waves in Malibu. Then we headed east down Sunset Boulevard towards downtown LA to eat sushi in Little Tokyo. In the afternoon we continued our trip to East LA and ended up at a Happy Hour enjoying tacos, margaritas and listening to Mariachis. My favorite week long trip is going to Paso Robles to go wine tasting and enjoying the beautiful landscape. I also like to check out the old movie theaters, live musical shows at The Lodge Room in Highland Park and the Luckman Fine Arts Complex. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I give a shoutout to my lovely wife, Leticia Vellanoweth, for supporting my artistic endeavors wherever they may lead.
Other: vimeo: https://vimeo.com/eyeseefilms cinemateca pernambucana: http://cinematecapernambucana.com.br/diretores/ivan-cordeiro/
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