We were on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. Just kidding. That’s a line from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas by the one-and-only Hunter S. Thompson. A literary hero. But I like to channel his energy when I’m out on the road. Unpredictable.
What is remarkable about a film like this is the amount of time required to capture the content. Putting it together, with my bush-league post-production doesn’t take that much time but the fieldwork sure does. It’s always a balance of experience vs capture. I have other interests. If given a chance to fly fish or cycle or shoot motion I will fish or ride. But duty calls so I try to find a balance.
The script here was from a journal session somewhere near the Taos Plateau. Windswept and cold. Just the right ingredients for staying inside and getting it done. I make VanLife films that don’t talk about the van. I know. Remember, the van isn’t the thing. The van is the thing that gets you to the thing. But, if you want to know the particulars. Dodge Promaster 1500. The inside was built by Wayfarer.