Mochila: A Pony Express Adventure (2014)

  |  Short, Western

The Pony Express was one of the most legendary of the frontier trails in the American West. Riding for the Pony Express was a dangerous job. No one has an exact amount of riders that lost ... See full summary »


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15 May 2015 | blue-7
| Stunning Visuals That Matches a Major Studio Production
I saw this ten minute short at the 2015 LDS Film Festival and was very impressed. A wide screen image was projected on a full sized theatre screen and it was visually stunning! Incredible shots of riders on horses pounding along the pony express trails with the images being captured by camera drones that were absolutely flawless. The dramatic setting of a darkened sky with an approaching storm was the perfect setting for the images of a young pony express rider (turns out to be a young woman) being chased by several men bent on retrieving the mail bag before it reaches it destination. One would have thought that they were viewing a major feature Western rather than a short. Technically it was just about perfect with the special effects work of Rob Field and the color correcting of Ben Hoffman complimenting the directing, scripting and photography of John Lyde. You can find this on YouTube and see for yourself just how well done it was.

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Short | Western


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29 November 2014



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