Bringing Kurosawa's Rashomon-Effect to Documentary Filmmaking in 'Being Evel'
In his new documentary about world famous daredevil Evel Knievel, Academy Award winner Daniel Junge employed an interesting strategy. Traveling to locations across the country, he sat down 60 different subjects in front of a green screen with four Blackmagic cameras at different angles for each of the 60 interviews. Why? How? What was that work flow like?
We caught up with Daniel on the eve of the premiere of Being Evel at Sundance to talk about his film, and how he used a Rashomon-inspired approach to different perspectives on history in order to create a documentary experience of Knievel unlike any other.
Thank you, Daniel!
What do you think of Daniel's technique? Are you looking forward to Being Evel?