Collaborator to Filmmakers, Photographers, and Creatives – mostly within the commercial advertising realms and budgeted projects.
Scout I Manage I Produce
I prefer to PLUS the boards, shoot BETTER locations, collaborate with the ENTIRE crew, and bust ass toward KILLER results. As a Leader of creative pros, I guide the project within a professional PROCESS, proper story-telling, OPTIMUM photography – and FUN.
Respectful of the CREATIVE, sensitive toward CALENDAR, conscious of BUDGET.
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Yes, some times I get to do cool things. Scouting a wind farm was part of a recent project and – let’s just say, these babies are even cooler up close. I have scouted turbines in the past (from a distance) and they were mesmerizing then, but when you get to be so close and go inside and be on top of one – outside, your appreciation and respect for the scale of them goes to a new level.
This wasn’t on my bucket list but I summarily added it, and then crossed it off.
The engineering and design (inside) is incredible. And yes, the view from the top was crazy. It was a clear sky this day and I could see for about fifty miles in every direction. Safety first, as you can see, climbing helmet, ample harness, and eye gear are all in play.
Love this: when the light pierces the turbine and moving shadows happen.
Later, when we returned to shoot, it was late in the day and the light was amazing. Lots of gawking, and silence – as everybody was too busy gazing.
If you’d like to learn more about shooting around a wind farm and about a large array in Nebraska, visit my Locations site at NebraskaLocation.com
In 1989, I traveled to Baltimore, Maryland. It was there where it all began. My wonderful journey into the fantastical business of making motion pictures. Twenty five years ago this year! If you are reading this in October or November, it was these months when we were working on Barry Levinson’s movie Avalon. The movie was released in 1990.
I have set up a blog site about the experience. I call it the Special Effect of Avalon. It is a simple stopover to share and remember the stories from the set.
If you were part of the Crew, we worked together. Perhaps you were an Actor or an Extra. Maybe you were a citizen of Baltimore in 1989 watching it all happen or you are connected to it in some other way. If you were close to it, the effects are probably special to you too. Over the years, I have gushed about the production experience and how it was and still is, in my opinion, the high-water mark of what working on a movie should be… collaborative, family, and memorable. This movie and the connected production experience made a positive impact on my career – and life.
I invite you to engage at Avalon25.com and / or on the companion Facebook page. Share a story or photo or more…
And to all of my fellow crew, thank you.