Hey guys, I'm going to shoot the Desert B-roll for Fathoms Deep tomorrow and the next day (Monday/Tuesday) and am searching for some unusual ideas.
Here's what I'm hoping to get... please feel free to add or inspire. I'll post a link to the footage and possibly give creative credit in the film and imdb if there's some good suggestions.
Obviously these are generic since you don't know the setup of the film but thats okay. I'm trying to set the tone for a really tense and ominous movie.
1. Cactus shadow time lapse
2. Sunset/Sunrise Time Lapse
3. Close up on a still lizard head
4. Rotting "For Sale" signs in front of all the abandoned houses
5. Animals mixed in with the garbage and debris littering the landscape "A crow sitting on top of something Man-made and rotting"
Cash walks down the steps and regards their surrounding in
the light of day. Nothing around but desert for miles.
What is this place Pox?
Pox relaxes and looks out over the desert.
It was supposed to be this huge
retirement community and desert fun
spot about 20 years ago. There was
a large airforce base that kept a
steady population of soldiers
Amber walks down the steps to check out the view.
There was a huge housing boom.
Everything from mansions to sublets
and rv parks went up. Then the
airforce base got shut down.
Thousands and thousands of homes
went up for sale against the
thousands that were being built.
None of them sold. Why would
anybody want to live out here if
they werenít making a shi* ton of
What happened to them?
The city went into a economic
crisis. The cost of living went
through the floor be even then they
couldnít fill the new houses with
people so they started renting them
out for dollars. Up come the
illegals and the drug runners and
all the other lowlifes and this
place turned into a bedroom town
overnight. They started digging up
bodies out in the mojave and every
legit homeowner in the area put a
for sale sign in front of their
house. Most didnít stick around to
even try and sell. They headed for
Palm Springs or Santa Monica or
Vegas or wherever.
Amber watches Pox tell the story.
You can drive any direction and
still see the for sale signs in the
front lawns. Ten years gone and all
these houses get occupied by
squatters and needle freaks. Itís
perfect for housing misfits and
stowaways like you two.
You mean its the perfect place for
people to disappear.
Hicks and Cash look at each other uneasily.
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