First rolls of film in 15 years – North Park and Hillcrest

The last time I shot a roll of film was probably in 2001, when I backpacked around West Africa with my friend Andy. But now I’ve finally put aside my digital cameras and gone back to good ol’ Tri-X black and white film, using an old Canon TX camera that I had lying around, and also a medium-format Yashica Mat 124G I just acquired. I’m digging the results – more to follow!

Here are a few photos taken on strolls through San Diego’s North Park and Hillcrest neighborhoods. Taken with 120 Kodak Tri-X 400 on the Yashica Mat 124G.

Man on Street, North Park, San Diego

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Thane of East County Update

It’s been an eventful year. After making our Kickstarter goal in July, we began principal photography on the film just a little over a week later, and it’s been non-stop action since then. Our wonderful cast and crew all brought their A-game and, during the 18 days we were in production, elevated our little movie even beyond what we had hoped for. It’s looking so freakin’ great, and I can’t wait to share it with you all.

 After wrapping principal photography, I took a day off to sleep. Then I started editing.

 It’s a strange experience; production takes a village, but post-production takes a hermit. I had thirty or more great collaborators as we were shooting, but since then, it’s pretty much been me and the computer. But I’m happy to announce that we’re within sight of a finished movie!

 I’ve been sharing it with a few trusted friends and advisors, getting feedback, tweaking the final cut. I’m really excited about how it has turned out. Now we’ve just got a few more things left (sound mix, final image grade) before we’ll be ready to show it to you!

 Thanks again for all your support. We’ll be in touch soon with more updates!