At the age of 44 Joe Raaen had a heart attack. The pain and fear that he felt while laying in the hospital bed would be nothing compared to the struggle and will power needed to slowly nurse himself back to health. Small things that were once taken for granted, now had a new meaning and created a further appreciation for life.
As Joe says, "I'm don't claim to be enlightened, but I think about life differently now."
Follow Joe's 5280 feet.
This was filmed throughout the Gowanus in Brooklyn. This neighborhood was chosen for it's gritty aesthetic.
Cameras ranged from the Sony FS7 for handheld and locked off shots, while the sony a7s was used on a gimbal for some of the running sequences. The sony rx100 IV, with underwater housing, was used in the pool.
Zeiss CP2's were used exclusively - 28mm for wides, 50mm for handheld and 85mm for locked off shots.
For audio, the Rode ntg2 was used for the interview setup and Foley. The Rode Video Mic Pro was used on the gimbal and for scratch. For any Foley not captured, I used Soundly.