A Chevy cargo van into a nomadic filmmaking studio
Zac Both, a young American filmmaker decided a few years ago to quit his job, leave his routine and friends behind to go on a trip around the country, start a new life and experience total freedom.
This young video maker who was previously working for a Boston-based start-up as creative director had a very normal life until the day he decided to live his childhood dream and become a filmmaker.
After converting a decade-old chevy cargo van to a nomadic habitable vehicle, Zac Both has been driving his self-built mobile studio across the United States for several years. The interior was decorated with taste using fine materials such as reclaimed wood on the ceiling and walls. Very well equipped, the living spaces include a functioning kitchen, a night section with futon bed and a cozy working space at the back.
‘ With this van, I now have complete freedom to write a script surrounded by mountains, direct a shoot in a remote desert town and then collaborate with an editor or composer in Los Angeles — all within the same month. that would be impossible any other way. ’
For those interested by his concept, Both collected informations while building the van and preparing his long trip. The young director created an online platform on which people can follow the construction process step by step, and receive essential advices on how to convert, and arrange the living spaces. Both also explains in detail how to incorporate IT materials, digital tools, how to work as a digital nomad and gives precious tips for road trips.
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