A PORTRAIT OF A MAN LIVING ALONE IN THE DESERT.
A portrait of Bill Witherspoon, retired founder of The Sky Factory. Bill has been living alone out in the high desert of eastern Oregon for a number of years, surrounded by nothing but miles of sage brush. However, he is still involved in his company, and my friend and I were hired to visit Bill and create a "mission statement" video for The Sky Factory. "Bill Witherspoon's Thoughts on Light and Electricity" is a reworking of the footage we shot for the marketing video. Rather than relegating the earth and sky to the status of "b-roll", here they take on a lead role, reversing the structure of b-roll and subject. Bill's presence, as well as the presence of the filmmakers, is felt as something fleeting. Their transitory nature in this vast desert is celebrated.
By: Philip Rabalais
Director of Photography: Geoff Boothby
P Sam Kessie
Dalina Aimée Perdomo Álvarez