Haiti Earthquake Aftermath Montage by Khalid Mohtaseb
A week after the devastating earthquake hit Haiti, Khalid was hired to shoot ENG footage for two international networks. This is a montage of personal footage he shot of the aftermath during his spare time, in and around Port au Prince. He were in Haiti for a total of 6 days in which 2 of those days were spent traveling to and from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Due to the situation on the ground, all the footage was shot in 2 days, under direct sunlight and a great deal of pressure. As demanding as it was, it taught him how to pick shots on the fly, and in "not so perfect" lighting or shooting conditions.
In regards to equipment, he traveled very lightly as security and logistics were the main concerns at that time. Once again the Kessler Pocket Dolly proved to be an essential tool in capturing his images.
Canon 16-35 f2.8 L-series
Canon 70-200 f2.8 L-series
Canon 24-70 f2.8 L-series
Locations: Port au Prince, Leogane, Carrefour
Producer: Susan Modaress
Music: Eric Wollo
Editing/ Color grading: Khalid Mohtaseb
This is a montage of footage Khalid shot for a Documentary during the summer/fall of 2009.
The documentary was shot entirely on the Canon 5Dmkll in and around Cairo and Beirut.
Music: Nikos - Secret Love
Editing/ Color Grading- Khalid Mohtaseb
Khalid was born in Doha Qatar in December 1985. He spent his childhood traveling from one country to another, until his father was relocated to Wayne New Jersey in 1993
Inspired by music, math, and independent film khalid discovered his passion for filmmaking at an early age. In 2004 he attended the New York Film Academy and later won best screen play at the 2005 New York International Film Festival for his short feature "Optimistic". After graduating he started working on commercials, music videos, and corporate events in hope to finance his personal projects.
In 2006 khalid launched Next Level Pictures to accommodate his expansion in the industry profession and to offer his personal film and video production services. Khalid brings to his clients not only a unique and contemporary approach but a deep knowledge in all aspects of the business. Indeed directors/ producers have often complimented him for his creative eye for composition and his understanding in producing effective advertising.
At the age of 22 Khalid's talent has taken him all the way from shooting film in coney island to corporate interviews around the country. His expertise lies in directing unforgettable performances, attention to detail, and making people laugh. At its core next level pictures stands for its competitive pricing and its creative eye in the wold of motion.