Scaringi Films is made up of husband and wife team, Marco & Robyn Scaringi, providing production leadership and support services in all aspects of film production. And they’ve been known to create their own original film content from time to time as well.
Ten Years Later
Marco Scaringi • Production Manager • Narrative Short • RED Scarlet • April 2013
As part of the preparation for their next feature film, titled Ashland, Kris & Lindy Boustedt wrote & directed a short film, Ten Years Later, that takes place in the same universe as the feature. It gives the cold-hearted backstory of one of the feature’s villainous characters, Alice. While working together on This is Ours, the Boustedts could see that Marco had a lot more to offer than AC’ing and gripping, so they quickly snatched Marco up to be their production manager this time around. Marco was able to help them with a lot of the pre-production, and while they were filming, he made sure everything ran smoothly behind the scenes.
Seattle Stock Footage
Marco Scaringi • Camera Op, Producer
Robyn Scaringi • DIT, Editor
Stock Footage • Canon T3i, Canon 5D • April 2013
Marco and Robyn are now the proud owners of a brand new DSLR camera: the Canon Rebel T3i. And what better way to break in a new camera than to shoot some stock footage? Scaringi Films teamed up with Lionel Flynn of LionSky Productions to film some of Seattle’s most scenic locales. From the sunrise at Alki to the barges at the Ballard Locks, the gang got some beautiful footage that will have countless uses for both themselves and the rest of the world. Watch the video above for a taste of some of the awesome footage they managed to get.
Two Friends, True Friends
Robyn Scaringi • DIT, Script Supervisor
Narrative Short • Sony F5 • March 2013
It’s that time of year again: time for the SIFF Fly Films, and “Two Friends, True Friends” is the first of two of them that Robyn worked on (there are 4 total). This film, which was directed and co-written by Lulu Gargiulo, is about the friendship between an elderly man and his nursing home caretaker. This was Robyn’s first time working with the F5, which used a new Sony codec called XAVC, meaning that most computers couldn’t read the movie files that this camera created. Luckily, Robyn and Cindy Sangster, the film’s editor, figured out the best workflow (transcoding through DaVinci Resolve, a color correction software, of all things!), and post-production went smoothly. Be sure to check out the line-up at SIFF 2013 for all the Fly Film screenings.
Marco Scaringi • 1st Assistant Camera
Robyn Scaringi • DIT
Narrative short & Training video • RED Scarlet, Canon 7D, Panasonic GH2 • March 2013
Robyn and Marco got a chance to work with Chad Perkins again, who you might remember as the DP from “I Love You Puppet Man.” Perkins has made a name for himself writing how-to books about Adobe After Effects and creating tutorials for lynda.com. Perkins recently made a tutorial on DSLR filmmaking, and due to popular demand, he’s expanding his educational training videos to include a “How to Make a Short Film” tutorial for lynda.com. The result was The Assurance, a Gothic fantasy short film that Perkins wrote and directed — and shot extensive behind-the-scenes footage for. Robyn had fun wrangling all the data from the main camera (Scarlet), and the two behind-the-scenes cameras (7D, GH2), and Marco had fun pulling some mad focus on the Red. To see more lynda.com videos featuring Chad Perkins, go here.
Marco Scaringi • Grip, Camera Asst • Promo Videos • March 2013
Marco got a chance to work with an old high school friend, Ari Shapiro, when Jameson hired Dauber Art Photography to make some specialty mixology videos. Marco and Ari visited several bars and restaurants around the Seattle area and filmed bartenders demonstrating how to mix various Jameson-based cocktails. Marco helped as grip and camera assistant, and Ari, who also has a background as a whiskey connoisseur, shot and cut the videos. Click above to see one of the final films.
Marco Scaringi • Co-producer, Assistant Director
Robyn Scaringi • DIT
PSA • Arri Alexa • February 2013
Marco and Robyn got a chance to work together again, this time on a public service announcement for one.org, a not-for-profit organization that fights worldwide poverty. This project was especially cool because the Scaringi’s got to work with today’s “it” camera for big-budget films, the Arri Alexa. They snagged the popular camera thanks to director Brian Overholt‘s connections at Koerner, one of the top camera rental houses in Seattle. Marco also got to experience the joy of rescheduling an entire shoot, including child actors and dozens of extras, due to bad weather. To see the final finished video, go here.