The Derby Man

Oh man am I excited for this project.  A couple of buddies decided they wanted to do a short on a demo derby.  They scouted awhile back and found a great derby located in Motley, MN.  It's as authentic as you can get.  We road tripped it up for the first time a few weeks ago.  When we arrived I was overwhelmed with the sounds of the derby cars.  MEAN!!! (with three exclamation marks).  We started interviewing and grabbing shots when we came across this derbier named Ken.  That was the moment the project completely changed.  On the way back we decided to switch the focus from the derby itself to this mysterious derbier named Ken.  Trip two, Ken's auto body shop.  Perfect for a film set.  Nice and quiet for audio as well.  With just the 3 of us, we were able to set up shots quickly.  The collaborative atmosphere was awesome.  I believe that is one of the reasons this project will turn out so well.  It's nice to be able to bounce ideas off each other.  Yesterday, we headed up again to doc another derby.  It was a bit later this time which was perfect.  Magic hour at a demo derby.  Awesome.  Gathered more footage and audio to make sure we had enough for a great edit.  I think we're ready for post.  Excited to see what Nick does with the footage.   Be on the look out for a teaser!