Among the multitude of projects I’ve been working on for the last couple of weeks is a short film called Low Road, Baby, directed by Mark Roeder. I am camera-assisting David Quakenbush, who is the Director of Photography on this picture. So far, it has been an incredibly fun shoot that involved precision drivers, car stunts, a motorized jib arm (at one point mounted on top of a crane lift!), large set pieces such as an entire section of a highway overpass bridge, and a lot of green screen shots for digital compositing and special effects work. The cast and crew is amazing and it’s wonderful to work with a team of talented and dedicated people, many of whom I’ve worked with on other projects before. It certainly makes the 12-to-15 hour days more bearable!
Two weekends ago, we shot all day in a closed-off parking lot in 105-degree heat, which was probably the most challenging day on set that I have ever been on. Despite the heat, we got some amazing shots and it was still an exciting shoot. But I was certainly glad to be back in the studio last weekend. There is something to be said for a controlled environment, where you don’t have to worry about losing daylight or dealing with extreme weather conditions.
If I have some free time in the near future, which is something that seems to be harder and harder to come by, I’ll try to edit a short behind-the-scenes video with the material I have gathered. Meanwhile, here are some still shots I took with my Canon SD780IS point-and-shoot. To see the entire set, check out my Flickr album, or view the slideshow at the end of this post. More to come soon!