I was lucky enough to only see my current work brought to an abrupt end during that period and nothing else. Thankfully, when one opportunity closes another usually opens.
My opportunity was being given the chance to document the lives of the individuals who survived the tornado in my own way.
This is the final product, a five minute short documentary shot in 3D. For the past month I've been working on this project. I went in and out of the remains of houses documenting what humanity is left in their remnants. I jumped back and forth between storm chasers looking for those willing to share their personal footage with me. I recorded testimonial while working with musical composer, Sumerlin Brandon, to bring together a score that captures the intense melancholy of Tuscaloosa's current situation.
Overall, I'm happy with my work and I hope the time placed into finishing this project can be felt by anyone who watches. You can watch this in 3D as well, but I'll provide the 2D version on the blog.
* For best viewing presentation change dimensions to 1080p
Director: Xavier Burgin
Storm Footage: Ryan Chandler, Jason Rosolowski, and Nate Hughlett
Photography: Xavier Burgin
Testimonial: Katie Brantley, Johnny Hanna, and Trey Moe
Musical Composition: Sumerlin Brandon