Meet the Crew: First Assistant Camera Operator Nicolas Lopez

HELLO. SO, WHO ARE YOU AND HOW DID YOU BECOME INVOLVED WITH 'AFTER OIL'?

I am Nicolas Lopez, a Colombian filmmaker. I got involved in AFTER OIL through my dear friend and talented Director of Photography, Alejandro Cortes. We always work together as a team in the camera department, and he offered me to work with him once again as his 1st Assistant Camera.

WHAT STANDS OUT TO YOU ABOUT ‘AFTER OIL’?

What stands out the most about AFTER OIL is the issues they are addressing in a probable future. I love the idea that, due to our human greed, neglect to pay attention to our environmental problems, and the resistance to change once and for all to alternative clean energy. They show how our civilization is directly dependent of the consumption of oil, and that without it we are doomed.

WHO IS YOUR BIGGEST PROFESSIONAL INSPIRATION?

One of my biggest professional inspirations are Terrance Malik, Michael Moore, Emmanuel Lubezki and David Fincher just to name a few.

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE FILMS?

 My favorite films are I Origins, The Tree of Life, Fight Club and Turmbo.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PLACE TO HANG OUT THAT YOU DRAW INSPIRATION FROM?

One of my favorite places to draw inspiration from is in the woods, by a river, by the ocean or on the top of a mountain. Nature itself is my inspiration and driving force to create.

LASTLY, LET’S HAVE SOME FUN! IF YOU COULD HAVE A SUPERPOWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?

If I could have a superpower, I would love to be able to control energy to manifest or heal everyone, because I feel that a lot of good could come from helping others limitless-ly, either with material, health, or spiritual wealth.  Our world would be so different if we could do all of this ourselves.