Friday, June 8, 2012

Photo-finish Friday: shoot

Walking to-from work, I often came across film production students shooting movies. Here a teacher is calling out instructions to a film crew while holding a big reflector to catch light from the late afternoon sky. The camera (easily lost in all the activity) is right in the center of the picture. One of the fellows with his back turned is about to be (digitally) shot. 

While living and working in Los Angeles, I saw scenes like this many times , but it still surprises me how many filmmakers it takes standing just off camera to produce that fleeting image on some future screen.

Photo-finish Friday is the bright idea of Leah Utas over at The Goat's Lunch Pail.

Coming up: Saturday music, Bob Wills