I don’t remember how we actually found this gentleman and his story of a near-death experience but we flew to the Big Island for a day to meet him. The only visual way to tell his story was to do a reenactment and shoot elements which would give me the most creative options during the edit. The selection of music would also be very important to set the mood and pacing of the story. No digital effects were used; it was shot and edited using just simple dissolves. My partner Randy Brandt who plays the friend also wrote the script and the narration is by Michael W. Perry. The segment was shot in a Big Island resort’s spa where the gentleman worked as a Tai Chi instructor.
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