Cuando Planto Un Arbol (When I Plant A Tree)

Cuando Planto Un Arbol (When I Plant A Tree), is a portrait of environmental change centering around an Ecuadorian natural sciences teacher Moncho. The film depicts how Moncho's family went from being loggers to environmental stewards, focusing on issues of deforestation and education.

Behind the scenes of Cuando Planto Un Arbol (When I Plant A Tree)

Since we were traveling with a backpacking bag, a main concern with equipment on this shoot was size and weight, which is why I opted for small the Panasonic GH4 and a Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 OIS lens. The steady pans and tracking shots were achieved by using a Slider, ProMediaGear 24" Dual Action. For audio we used the Rode VideoMic Pro and Smartlav+. I edited and graded using Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

The behind the scenes video was partly shot on a GoPro (courtesy of Stellan Lange) and partly on a Canon 60D.

Shout out to Barbara Lopez for being an incredible Assistant Director, keeping me on task, and always being there to lend a hand.

Attrezzatura RØDE utilizzata

VideoMic Pro


Jonah Moshammer - Director

Barbara Lopez - Assistant Director