DCP 129: Josh Izenberg, Director of SLOMO

SLOMO is a documentary about Dr. John Kitchin – directed and produced by filmmaker Josh Izenberg. Depressed and frustrated with his life, Kitchin abandons his career as a neurologist and moves to the beach. There, he undergoes a radical transformation into SLOMO, trading his lab coat for a pair of rollerblades. The result? In his own words: "I thought I was going crazy because I was so happy."

I think I would be happy, too, experiencing lateral acceleration on a set of blades!

Josh Izenberg kindly took a few minutes to tell me about how he developed the idea to do a documentary on Dr. Kitchin. SLOMO won a number of awards including the SXSW Jury Award for Best Short Documentary (2013). The documentary was filmed using a Canon 60D, Panasonic Lumix GH2, and a bit of RED. The footage were edited in Final Cut Pro 7 and color graded in Davinci Resolve. Original music by Nate Sloan and Nick Gage provide an inspiring backdrop to the beautiful cinematography of Wynn Padula.

You can watch the complete documentary here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/01/opinion/slomo.html

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Links from this episode:

Official Website: http://www.slomothemovie.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SLOMOtheMovie

Twitter: @slomo 

Josh's website: http://bigyoungfilms.com