Sweet (Short Film)
Photographed by five-time Academy Award Nominee Allen Daviau (Bugsy, Avalon, Fearless, ET, Empire of the Sun), this digital short went on to win an Honorable Mention at the Sundance Film Festival, and has been seen in dozens of countries after touring with ResFest.
This short was shot on the (then brand new) Sony VX200 PAL miniDV camera, and processed with the (also then, brand new) help of the Orphanage, and their pioneering process called Magic Bullet for making DV look like film.
While image acquisition has come a very long way in the last decade, Sweet still stands the test of of time in terms of beautiful framing, and fantastic cinematography.
The project really proved early on that image acquisition format truly has far less impact than image composition, editorial pacing, and great sound work.
After hearing this song by Zoppi called “One Sun” – I decided to see if it would mashup with our original video.
Turns out, it did, and rather nicely. I almost like the remix better than the original:)