I’m working on a new short called “Buford” that should be out in a couple of weeks. It could be the next Rick Roll video. I shot it on my way cross country in 2001 on way to Portland … I think it was in Wyoming. The sign reads “Welcome to Buford, Pop. 2”, and there’s a house and gas station.
The film will be epic. (As in the Titanic was a disaster of epic proportions. :p)
I’m having more fun with just doing the compositing and color work on this than anything else. It was shot in DV on a Sony VX1000 … Which wasn’t a bad camera in 2001, but this ain’t 2001. It was shot on a bright, but cloudy day, so there was a lot of blue sky and puffy clouds.
I decided to go for a bleach-bypass look, based on a recipe that Steve Bowen, one of the great colorists at EFILM, told me about. I’m doing it in Shake, but it will work in just about any compositing tool (Steve talks about the “adding silver” in a fall 2003 edition of “American Cinematographer.”