Ted von Bevern
Solo 2016 Dir. David Liu

Solo is the story of Jeffrey, a music loving teenager for whom the saxophone offers an escape from his family's conflict. This was a personal story for me, so I drew inspiration from my own life experience. I also referenced jazz photos such as the work of Herman Leonard and worked to incorporate elements remenicent of his photos such as atmosphere, harder light, and film grain. This movie used an early version of my grain algorithm.

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