Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Boy, the Boots, and the Devil

I have been helping out building sets for a student film called "The Boy, the Boots, and the Devil" and doing other odd jobs. Yesterday morning I got a call saying their Director of Photography had to bail on them and they were desperately in need of a DP. So I gathered up my gear and headed over to the set. It was my first actual legit DP experience, and it was actually a ton of fun! I need to learn more about artificial lighting and try to get involved in more films. We shot for around 11 hours before I had to leave and they kept shooting for another hour or two after that. One of the last scenes we shot was on a friends land near the mountains. We were there for the golden 30 minutes or so right before sunset and it was absolutely spectacular! We got a shot that looked as good as anything I've ever seen in a blockbuster. The sky was perfect, the mountains were perfect, the actors were amazing, everything came together. After the shot I grabbed a few frames of the location to see how they would turn out. They look pretty good, but not as good as when the light was perfect. The sun had set and the color was starting to fade when I took these shots, but they still look gorgeous. I built that outhouse! (well... I helped on it anyways)


  1. So fun! Josie was filming all day on Saturday, too! You guys should work on something together one day!


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