March 2013 will bring the last bit of shooting on Edward P. Davee's Lost Divistion. As Director of Photography for this Super 16mm Feature film it has been an exciting shoot, including WWII Planes, jeeps and cliff dollies! You can find out more information on the project HERE.
"Shot on super 16mm, Lost Division is a dense psychological study of the
atmosphere of war time trauma. The setting, look, and feel of the film
can be described as a heavily textured, dense physical and mental
terrain. As with 'How the Fire Fell', 'Lost Division' employs a highly
visual, low dialog style of filmmaking. Again, much thought has been put
into the overall look of the film as well as the sound design to create the appropriate tone for both the period it's set in and the overall tone of the film.
The look of the film, as with 'How the Fire Fell', is being crafted in-camera, combined with photo-chemical processing techniques.
In addition to this formula for the film's 'normal' look, there will be interspersed moments of black and white footage shot with an actual 1940's era combat style 16mm camera with 1930's lenses. This lends the film an extra dimension of grit and authenticity. As one of the characters in the film is a shell shocked camera man who looks to images of beauty and escapism to deal with his trauma, there will be an element of a sort of film-within-a-film as he documents the natural world around him."