Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Annenberg Space for Photography - filming the Swamp

Clyde is one of four photographers exhibiting
at the Annenberg Space for Photography in
Los Angeles, California this coming October.
The exhibit is a very unique way of showing
photography. One of the parts to the exhibit
is a film on each photographer that will be
projected on a 7x14 foot screen, at 5000 pixels
(beyond high definition...
high definition being 1920 pixels).

The film crew arrived last week all decked out
for a major production with
lighting, make-up, and a whole bunch of
technical folks to go along with it! AND
the equipment...oh my gosh. The best high
tech stuff around...a Cannon 5D camera and
a RED Camera! The two days of filming
were like watching magic happen. The
creativity was amazing...lots of fun!

Karlo David - Technical Director,
Steven Kochones - Executive Producer,
John Tipton - Camera Man,
ArcLight Productions in Hollywood, Cal.


Unloading truck

Getting equipment set up

Getting equipment set up

Microphone attachment

Make up

Clyde sits in light box the
crew created

Adjusting the light on Clyde for the interview

Cannon 5D on left - Red Camera on right

Donna brought all of us some
COLD fresh oranges!

Steve & John checking out cameras

Steve & John making sure lighting
and angle of view is correct

Make up touch up

Take one!

John working with Red camera

Steve interviewing Clyde


Sound Man

Discussing lighting options for next scene

working on lighting...reflective lighting

Working on lighting - in this case, even shadows

Directing scene

Setting up for another scene

Setting up camera for another scene

Filming Clyde making his way
through the swamp

Red Camera

Filming Clyde as he takes a photo

Another angle of same scene

Putting this EXPENSIVE camera
so close to the water gave me the
shivers! These guys were very
brave in their creativity!

John Tipton, Camera Man and
Steve Kochones, Executive Director
ArcLight Productions.

Setting up for another scene

Being brave again...setting up the
Red Camera in the swamp...well,
not exactly IN the swamp, but
close. Can't wait to see how the
camera captures the detail!

Last shot of the day

Clyde reviewing the last shot with John

These past two day have been a wonderful
education for us. The amount
of creative effort put into making a
film is amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed being
around such creative people and look forward
to seeing them down the path of life again...

Annenberg Space for Photography - Filming the Darkroom


The day spent with THE CREW while
filming in the darkroom was filled
with wonder and mystery. It was
amazing how they managed to light
everything...use the correct camera
angles...etc...all to create the effect of
the real thing...magic!

Clyde talking about the darkroom
with Steven Kochones, Executive Producer
of ArcLight Productions.

Karlo David checking camera
as Al Cresspo looks on

Jodi Welch applying make up

setting up the lighting

getting the darkroom ready
for the shoot

Karlo checking camera

Cannon 5D camera aimed at enlargers

Clyde with Cannon 5D in foreground

Making decisions on the
enlarger scene

Make up touch up

Clyde getting negative
ready for enlarger

Clyde printing

Marking the take

Clyde developing print

setting up lights for second location shot
in developing room

The end of a most interesting day!
It was amazing to be able to sit back and
watch all the action..the filming in the
darkroom and the filming in the swamp
were wonderfully educational to me about
the behind the scenes of making films. It is
truly a team effort and both sets of "crew"
were filled with great folks who understood
how to work as a team, which made for
a wonderful experience. THANKS!