Every now and then a new filmmaking fad will appear and it will feature in every single low budget video known to man. A prime example is the array of videos on Vimeo that feature really shallow depth of field. Then in sometime throughout 2010/2011 time lapse videos became the new fad. There were emerging everywhere. They were being made by the pros and even the little guys, as all you really needed was a DSLR and an intervalometer. Some were fantastic, and some were not.
However, as with all fads, it came to a point where everything had been done, and there wasn’t much room to expand on new grounds. Filmmakers could only improve upon the foundations that had already been laid before them.
This video by Simon Christen stamps on everything I just wrote and speaks for itself. This video in one word? Beautiful.
“Adrift” is a love letter to the fog of the San Francisco Bay Area. I chased it for over two years to capture the magical interaction between the soft mist, the ridges of the California coast and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. This is where “Adrift” was born.