Announcement link: "Timescapes to begin production on Southwest Light"
I am excited to announce that after years of working toward this goal and keeping my nose to the grindstone (freezing my ass off and dodging bears in the mountains at 3am ), I am about to begin principle photography on my first film, Southwest Light, February 15th, 2010! I have received financial and other backing from fellow Reduser member Nigel Stanford and Rubber Monkey in New Zealand. I can honestly say that this film would not be happening right now if it were not for Reduser, so thank you to Jarred, Jim, and everyone.
The film be 45 minutes in length, a mixture of timelapse, slo-mo and real-time cinematography shot on Red One, Epic X and Canon still cameras for RAW timelapse.
Along with various "Guest Directors of Photography" (McGregor? Dino? Kennan? Gibby? Haskell? Mullen? Drew? Francis? Larry? Tim Lüdin?) who will join up with me along the way, I will travel the American Southwest (California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona & New Mexico) for ten straight months, no stopping, in a Toyota 4X4 truck hauling a travel trailer and camera gear. My goal is to create a portrait of "a time and a place" using poetic, haunting, jaw-dropping visuals. The genre of the film will be similar to non-narrative masterpieces Baraka and Koyaanisqatsi. Along the way, I hope to offer unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the making of a film of this type.
I'm also looking for suggestions of amazing locations and events you think we should film over the coming year in the American Southwest? Maybe you know of some interesting local event, like a hot-air-balloon rally, Native American ceremony, a natural granite waterslide where families swim in the summer, or maybe some epic landscape where the setting sun hits a rock formation in a certain way only one time per year? Let me know!
I want to thank everyone here who has encouraged me over the last couple years here. This film would not be getting made right now if it were not for Reduser. That's a fact.