Phew - sure feels good to be home. After conducting a few more interviews Monday afternoon, we finally returned home to the East Coast to begin compiling and editing the footage from this weekend. We have a little over 6 hours of footage, in all. We'll be posting a trailer sometime later this week, stay tuned!
Here are some stills we took yesterday:
Finding the perfect shot outside the Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce.
Shuttling equipment from interview to interview is no easy task, but it seems that each time we do it, it gets a little bit easier to manage...
On a brutally hot afternoon, we were scouring the streets of Lehigh for some nice footage...
Hmmm...deciding where to eat is an essential, yet challenging task...
Many of the houses in Lehigh that have been abandoned have become havens for vandalism, theft, and drug deals. Although the population of Lehigh is less than 70,000, it suffers from major urban sprawl, which makes it especially difficult for law enforcement to patrol abandoned, high-risk neighborhoods.
Often, roads in Lehigh lead to nowhere. The town is laid out of a complex, expansive grid of streets - both paved and unpaved. However, in many areas, houses have either been constructed and left to waste or were simply never built.
This weekend was extremely productive, but we still have much more work to do. We will return to Lehigh in early May for another stretch of shooting. In the meantime, we have hours of footage to analyze. A trailer is forthwith coming.
- The Team