The Life of a 'Navajo Son' Documented in Cinematic Film for YETI
Rabbit Foot Studios and Lukcy Post tell the story of professional rodeo Derrick Begay
Red earth stamped by horse hoofs, cheering crowds and clanging metal gates, honoured tradition and new roads come together in the new YETI Presents film, 'Navajo Son'.
Derrick Begay is a quiet hero. Unassuming in person, bold in the ring, Begay knows the ropes of rodeo competition. As the short documentary reveals, Begay’s passion and talent was forged by family love. Cultural tradition filled the gaps of opportunity. Intimate details and wide vistas unite in a magnificent ode produced by Rabbit Foot Studios with edit, animation, colour, sound and finish by Lucky Post.
Lucky Post editor Sai Selvarajan, part of the project from the on-location shoot to edit, says everything about the piece opened his eyes. From the topography to the personal journey, this was a unique opportunity to help tell an equally unique story. Focusing on the person and place over accolades, which Begay has in spades, the edit moves in time to a syncopated drum and in slow reveals set to a cinematic track by composer Jesse Woods. Digital paintings and ink stained motion awash in Navajo colours were crafted by Lucky Post’s Seth Olson to punctuate the piece with an artful interpretation of a pivotal childhood memory.
Composer: Jesse Woods
Edit Company: Lucky Post
Editor: Sai Selvarajan
Edit Assistant: Alex Heisterkamp
Executive Producer: Jessica Berry
Post Production / VFX
Post Production Company: Lucky Post
Colourist: Neil Anderson
Finish: John Valle
Digital Imaging: Seth Olson
Animation: Seth Olson
Production Company: Rabbit Foot Studios
Producer: Sam Chortek
Creative Director: Jeff Bednarz
Sound Engineer: Scottie Richardson
Sound Company: Lucky Post
Genres: In-camera effects, Documentary, People, Scenic, Storytelling
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