One fully restored Faux Bois tree at the Huntington
Since 2011, I’ve specialized in producing 3-5 minute time-lapse construction films. After 5 years of effort I produced my first documentary film it’s 26 minutes in length and includes music specifically written and performed for the story.
What It Is
Faux Bois At The Huntington is the story of taking something beautiful and broken, and making it whole again. This film features the work of Terence Eagan, a sculptor who restored and improved the original 100 Faux Bois trees dating to 1915. Faux Bois is the French Decorative Art of making imitation wood structures out of iron rods, wire mesh, barrel bands and concrete. In 2010, Terry began repairing a century of damage to the trees that replaced the Victorian Rustic Movement native oak log and timber arbors that Henry Huntington loved but that frequently needed attention. Not so with concrete trees.
Incorporating hours of video and time-lapse footage, location sound recording, purchasing original music and mixing sound effects was for me, punching above my weight class. Exhausting. Fun. But exhausting. I brought in several experts to help but knowing when to do so and vetting the folks I hired was a new experience for me too. Love the life-long learning stuff when you’re self-employed!