The Rambler | Director Calvin Lee Reeder
[PREMIERE SCREENING: Monday, Jan. 21, 11:45pm — Library Center Theatre, Park City]
I was really lucky and didn’t have to sacrifice too much creatively at all. However, for the first time in my career I was unable to shoot film! It was also the first time I found myself with enough money to have a real crew and pay actors and feed people and blah blah blah, but somehow when it was all run through the budget there was just no room for processing and transfer. I’m still a little baffled by this. I went ahead and shot on the Alexa. Though I’m excited about the way it looks, it isn’t as bulletproof as film. Highlights get blown out on cheap monitors and the overall crispness of the image takes some getting use to. I guess it’s the future, but I can’t say I’m 100% behind it. Feels like we’re losing something important. Maybe that just happens in evolution. Bummer.
Sundance Responses 2013