Nearing the Holiday Season...
Trip Start Jun 01, 2006
48Trip End Jun 30, 2006
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Things with work have been exciting and very busy
Another shoot I did for BOR was a one day "reshoot" for a new comedy film called "The Ten" with Paul Rudd, Jessica Alba, and a slew of other known actors - it has been accepted to Sundance (http://imdb.com/title/tt0811106/). That day I hung out with the Gaffer (the guy who heads the lighting and electric dept - also known as Cheif Lighting Technician) and the Key Grip...exchanging contact info by the time we wrapped. A couple of weeks later I started getting calls from the Gaffer, and I've been working a couple of days a week on another new film shooting in NY called "Life In Flight", staring Amy Smart (http://imdb.com/title/tt0910915/). My credit for that is "additional electric" - so I've been learning a ton of stuff about electricity (i.e. what goes into getting power to lights and other devices) and lights I have never heard of or only read about. You can imagine we use some pretty crazy huge lights (for those of you that know 12k and 18k lights), doing all sorts of fun rigging on ceilings and rooftops
Couple of other cool work-related things. I stepped up in pay/position for one job I was lucky enough to land through BOR as Assistant Camera (AC). It was working with a DP on a series of interviews and promo bumpers with CBS news anchors - my job being to bring in the camera package (Sony CineAlta F900), build it, then assist the DP during the shoot with tapes, batteries, filters, as well as move the camera and protect it. Another fun job was a big private party celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Nike Air Force shoe - for which BOR set up a five camera shoot. Again, I was able to build some camera packages (but it wasn't my sole responsibility on this job unfortunately), but most of all I was able to meet Spike Lee, a filmmaker I admire and respect. A number of celebs had been invited and a few showed - Spike Lee and Patrick Ewing being the notables
Otherwise, I am just excited to be heading home for the holidays come Thursday (Tues/Wed I'll be working on Life in Flight). Again, I am feeling pretty uninspired to write in the same fashion as I did with my Russia blog. It annoys me that I can't seem to provoke myself as usual - not sure if its a lack of energy or if I have a bunch of pent up ideas (I've been brainstorming film ideas alot) that are just mixed up and unable to come out right now. In any case - I'll communicate through other forms...check out my photo gallery for some new stuff.
Enjoy. Happy Holidays.