This film is a quiet war cry in favor of quiet over loud to help induce creativity. Also the rent is too damn high. I think the coined word for this is "outmigration".

It is the eternal story of my escape from the expensive, cold, and uncaring, loud city and his journey into the quiet peaceful less overly-stimulated country. Well more like suburbs, and I don't really escape too much, I stay kind of close. This is a personal essay.

A film by Ed David. Very special thanks to Lily Henderson, the Bresnick Family, the Henderson family, the David family, and Charlie Chicken.

I want to especially thank Andrew Reid and EOSHD for making me aware of this small lightweight 4k camera - it made this film so accessible to make. And also Samuel H who brings his camera knowledge online to the global filmmaking community and people like MacGregor and Hunter also online DPs who help push me to become better. And I want to personally thank Art Adams whose articles online have inspired me so much and Geoff Boyle with his CML that moves me forward and American CInematographer for issue after issue of inspiring information about cinematography, and Roger Deakins for giving back and sharing - and well - everyone - who gives back and shares. It helps me so much. Thru art we can all heal, and thru art we can help, and thru help we can help.

This was shot on the Samsung NX1 with Nikon 35mm AIS lens and one shot on the 100mm Leica R lens. The camera is great because it can shoot 4k internally to H.265 which is a brand new codec and has incredibly natural resolution and beautiful skintones and quick changing firmware!

Shot mostly in UHD mode at 29.97 fps that I slowed down in post. My picture profile is contast all the way down and saturation minus two. I desaturated in post. I shot before the new firmware that added GAMMA DR settings but I am still very happy with the highlight rolloff. Also the shutter in UHD is not as bad as DCP 4k mode - I'm quite happy with that.

Graded in Da Vinci resolve using a modified Filmconvert NEO 100 black and white and Fujuifilm Eternal profile along with Gorilla Grain.

This film was incredibly fascinating to make - it was the first longer more serious project I have made since college. I originally made a cut of the film quickly and removed it from online because I wasn't happy with it. This piece I took my time. I wrote a long script, read it, say how it worked, changed lines, and rewrote. I reshot many scenes. It was my own artistic journey to make this film the slow, long way. It was not easy - I would constantly procrastinate because I was scared that when it was done - I would release it and it would be horrible - so this film got me to finish my taxes and clean up my whole apartment. Man the courage it takes to make a film - to risk all ridicule and put something out there that is completely your idea. Also it kind of felt selfish to be working on it when I can be doing other things. But hey that's all part of being trapped in ones head.

Please let me know what you think about it. Please ask me questions or let me know if you hate it, etc. Please post mean things too - the meaner the comment - the more I can learn for my next film which is already started.

Thanks for reading all the way down here if you do and even if you skipped all the way that's okay too - thank you, person.

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