A short film by Jim Bruno.
Filmed, edited, and translations by Jim Bruno.
Shot using a Canon 7D in Native 24p.
Edited with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.
Color grading in Red Giant Software Magic Bullet Colorista 2 and Looks.
Music by Moby. "18" from his album "18." Licensed from mobygratis.com.
Textual passages from "Pedro Páramo" (1955) by Juan Rulfo. Translations by Jim Bruno.
Shot on location in Mineral de Pozos, Guanajuato, Mexico.
As friends visited an indigenous musical instruments store in Mineral de Pozos' lovely Plaza Zaragoza on 9 October 2010, I decided to "let go" and wander around with my Canon 7D for 10 minutes. Little did I know, I would find myself recalling passages from one of my favorite Mexican novels, "Pedro Páramo" by Juan Rulfo, as i photographed. Echoes of Rulfo's words filled my imagination as much as the town's dusty streets. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedro_Paramo
Once a silver mining center, Mineral de Pozos had become a ghost town. Today it is a quiet home to artists, creatives and tourists from nearby San Miguel de Allende.
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Finally, I consider this a work of digital storytelling that relies heavily on a literary work of narrative, a digital video-photographic study, and a wonderful music composition.
This film is dedicated to Patricia Platt and Evita Avery.