The process was rewarding.
It came down to a couple of drafts I did with my partner, Tom. He helped me find words and emotion that would elaborate and let the viewers experience a certain kind of emotion.
And then it led to Fagan's own feelings towards his journey.
During the filming, Fagan really did put a lot of effort. From the first shot till the last.
He ran from one end of the river to the other and helped me get the perfect shot for the opening.
I shot the aerial views with the DJI Phantom 4 and just a decent A7rii, and as well as a wireless mic, with absolutely no H4n or whatsoever. So I had to recreate a boompole to capture his narration while Fagan is at his most comfortable position.
That is actually the pole you use to hang clothes, and of course a cute little ladder to act as a tripod to put my camera while I hook up the wireless mic to my camera for direct recording. Not that fancy or great set-up, but who say you can't produce decent stuff with set-ups like these? Hahaha.
Fagan also puts a tremendous effort to complete the route on the last scene. He actually did that more than 3 times covering from one end of the parking lot to the other. It may seem like it was an easy thing to do.. Trust me, I say it was more than your average Joe can deal with any cardio workout.
Of course, it didn't require much crew. It requires much planning and throughout the whole filming was more of just me, Fagan and my film equipment. I'm really grateful to have this opportunity to come up with this Featurette. If you haven't watch it yet, head on to: