4 years after I shot Deteriorated (vimeo.com/12166466), I decided to return to the abandoned house to see if it was still there and, if it was, to document its state of decay with Rhonda.
Just like when I returned to the abandoned motel 2 years ago, a lot of things have changed, and none for the better. People have smashed walls, stolen parts of the house, destroyed the 2 bathrooms and kitchen and even started using the front yard as a makeshift dumping ground. It was kind of sad to see all of the damage done to this out of the way abandoned house.
This was filmed using natural lighting, since I went out to shoot the house before I got my LED lights. I tossed around the idea of going back and filming the inside again using the portable lights. Going back to the house to film was an exercise to test my XA20's low light capabilities (both good and bad). I thought that some people might be curious to see how the camera performs under low light condition, so I decided against going back for a 3rd day to film with lights. I'll save using the 3 lights for another time at another place.
Filmed on my Canon XA20 on May 17th & 18th, 2014
Music: November - Composed and performed by Bensound