“The Lewiston / Clarkston valley has a rich history. It is here, at the confluence of the Clearwater and Snake Rivers, where Lewis and Clark camped on their westward journey over two hundred years ago. Residents boast that the valley is the gateway to Hells Canyon, that Lewiston was Idaho’s first capital. However, the valley also has a much darker past, one that many know about, but few publicly acknowledge. From 1979 to 1982, five people disappeared. Only three of the bodies have ever been found. All share one suspect.”
I have been waiting to share this for AGES!! I shot it in the summer of last year in Lewiston, Idaho over a period of about 10 days on the Canon 5DmkII and the 7D. Directed by Vernon Lott and Jennifer Anderson. I am incredibly proud of this film. It’s beautiful and very powerful.
The trailer is up, but I am not sure when it is being released. Last I heard it was either going to go round festivals or go onto iTunes. Check out the website here.
I will do a write up of the shoot very soon now that the trailer is here. But in the meantime enjoy! My excellent assistant Preston Kanak did some of the pick up shots for this…
Also check out the end title track edited to shots from the film below the trailer.
It really shows you that the Canon DSLRs can produce some beautiful images!!
For the opening shot Preston simply held the Canon on the front of the boat. Simple as that. For the helicopter shots I shot everything with a simple open door, Canon 5DmkII with 24-105 F4 IS lens resting on a pillow then used smoothcam in FCP. You can see the test I did below…