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Mesmerising Dancers Take Over the Arabian Desert in Dreamy Cenomi Spot


Splash Studios’ founder Rigel Kilston teams up with director Nina Aaldering for the film

Mesmerising Dancers Take Over the Arabian Desert in Dreamy Cenomi Spot

Cenomi is an evocative, dreamy, and visually sophisticated film shot over numerous locations in United Arab Emirates. The elegant meditative movements of the dancers mesmerise viewers like a lucid dream. Director Nina Aaldering together with DOP Douwe Hennink captured the desert surroundings along with the incredible talent preciously.

The film, produced by MediaMonks, was edited on site by Splash Studios’ founder Rigel Kilston. Being present on set to experience the breath taking landscapes near the Oman border, Abu Dhabi, and old town Dubai allowed Rigel to absorb and relay what was captured in a way that would not have been possible from the edit suites in Amsterdam. The edit which was created day by day over a four day shoot was delivered to and approved by the client the morning after the shoot wrapped.

“I’m so grateful to my friend, director Nina Aaldering for bringing me out to Dubai for this project. We’ve been working together at Splash for years and our collaborations have always turned out some special films. I’ve edited on plenty of film sets and I can easily say I’ve never cut anywhere nearly as remote and beautiful as the locations we had here. Seeing first hand the scenery, talent and amazing crew put me in the perfect mind frame to create this edit that I couldn’t be happier with. We had four days to shoot and I delivered my cut the following morning after wrapping. Our clients approved the cut with zero changes and even shed tears of happiness. I’ll remember this experience for life and will cherish the new friends I made along the way,” said Rigel. 

The professionalism and teamwork facilitated by Media Monks is what allowed for Rigel to seamlessly blend into the set and focus solely on the creative. The harsh conditions of the Arabian Desert which included sand storms and scorching temperatures were no match for the production team’s preparation and shared vision to get the job done. “The whole MediaMonks team was really a pleasure to work with,” said Rigel of how he was welcomed as an outsider into a tight knit team.

In addition to fashion films, Amsterdam’s Splash Studios is known for editing global ad campaigns, music videos and short films. With 15 editors in representation, Splash Studios is the largest edit house in the Netherlands. 


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Splash Studios, Thu, 02 Feb 2023 12:17:28 GMT