This is an amazing personal account, a mini-documentary about California’s now desolate Salton Sea. Filmed, written, and directed by by Ransom Riggs. The Accidental Sea contains post-apocalyptic ruin, rusted cars, millions of bits of fish bones, decrepit buildings, ominous graffiti, salty pits, scattered belongings, and mars-like deserts. Filmed in HD and filled with beautiful wide-angle shots. I couldn’t help but think of the recent Hollywood and video game fascination with this type of environment. While 2012 is a major culprit, I am willing to bet this place was used as reference for numerous movies and games.
Truly an amazing watch. Great shots, music, direction, and narration.
24mm lens & 100mm lens
Final Cut Studio & Color
Music composed by Michael Picton
Special thanks to Ben Chaykin for the original post informing me of this video.