Homer Liwag is known for his visual finesse - whether it's a camera, a pen or a computer in his hands. Born in Montreal, grew up in Cincinnati, and now living in Las Vegas, Homer has been everything from an industrial designer and a concept artist to a photographer, video editor and magic consultant - maybe even a magician. Although Homer loves photography and video production, his current passion is taking spontaneous pics with his iphone. Although Homer loves photography and video production, his current passion is taking spontaneous pics with his iphone.
In his 19th year as director of design for David Copperfield, Homer has collaborated with David's intense team on everything from conceptual drawing and design, art direction, creative problem solving, and graphics to video/music editing, videography and photography. Many of Homer's illusion designs and video montages have been featured in David's live show since 1993, several Emmy-award winning television specials on CBS and on David's luxury private islands - Musha Cay.
Homer is known for his highly acclaimed magic instructional videos - often copied for their unique and effective visual teaching style. Homer also wrote and illustrated several best-selling magic books and magazines. In its second printing, "DeckOne: Industrial Edition" is Homer's custom designed deck of playing cards featuring a unique industrial look and a heavily embossed box with the look of stamped gunmetal. Visit homerliwag.com/magic for more information.
Due to his heavy work schedule with David Copperfield, Homer is available only for select video and photography projects.
Video Production: Innovative Instructional videos, product demos, interior/exterior architecture beauty coverage, behind-the-scenes videos. Editing, color grading, and motion graphics with Final Cut Pro Studio. Sound design and editing, DVD authoring and DVD production.
Photography: Fashion, lifestyle, architectural, products and extensive photo retouching and color correction.
Production Design: Conceptual drawing and design, story boards.
Software: Final Cut Pro Studio, Photoshop, Illustrator, Logic, DVD Studio Pro, InDesign, Sketchup Pro.
Camera Support: Steadicam Flyer LE (including low-mode) • Microdolly portable 3-12 foot Jib with "power head" • Microdolly track and dolly (13' straight and curved track) • Cinevate Proteus rails camera support with mattebox and 4" x 4" glass filters • Zacuto Z-finder • Red Rock Micro follow focus • assortment of tripods
Lighting: 2-Arri tungsten light kits (2-1k open face, 2-650 watt open face, 2-650 watt fresnels, 1-300 watt fresnel, 2-150 watt fresnels) 4' x 6' soft box, 24" x 36" soft box, 12" x 36" "strip" soft box, 2-16" x 22" softboxes • Chimera ENG fabric kit (2-4' x 4' frames and 6 different fabric panels) • on-camera LED light • Calumet 2 strobe kit, 2- Elite heads, Elite II Ring Flash and Elite 2400 powerpack • Pocket Wizard Plus II • assortment of California Sunbounce reflectors, flags, and scrims
Audio: 2-Sennheiser wireless lavalier mics/receivers, audio boom pole with Sennheiser shotgun mic • Zoom H4n 4 channel audio recorder • Azden 3 channel mixer • Beachtek passive DSLR adapter
Cameras: Canon 7D • Nikon D300 • Nikon FE2 • Yaschicamat 124g • Holga • iPhone
Extras: 2-5.6" SmallHD DP6 monitor • 7" Marshall HD monitor • 7" Ikan monitor • Manfrotto "pano" head • black, white and green chromakey backgrounds • Portable background stand • C-stands, portable stands, apple boxes