Movie Magic: On Location with Carmina

Updated: Feb 13, 2020


GIGABYTE Notebooks is proud to be the technical sponsor and an executive producer on Carmina the movie. AERO Brand Ambassador, Mark A.J. Nazal assumes the role of director and VFX supervisor on this project, using the AERO 17 HDR for post production work; which finally begins now that all filming is complete!

Over the past couple of weeks we've been on set with Mark, the cast and crew of Carmina catching behind the scenes action on location and in the studio. As we mentioned in the article "Making Movies on a Laptop", we were on location for the final 13 hours of filming. 13 hours in the dead of night, in forty degree weather, on location in the sleepy town of Maricopa, California.


Director Mark Nazal runs through the scene with actor Chad Bianco (Keith)


To experience a location shoot in the middle of the night dealing with paranormal thriller subject matter is it's own kind of story. There was an air of magic on set, cast and crew alike feeling the pressure to complete the shoot on time, yet everyone carried themselves with grace. No matter how cold, how tired, or how ready to go home people were, the level of professionalism and camaraderie was outstanding.


Erica Juliet (Carmina) gets ready under the artful skill of Kate Oja.



The location set was an old trailer in Maricopa, California, home to the main characters. In poor repair, with not a lot of breathing room, the cast and crew retreated to an RV which served as office,