one evening whilst helping a friend shoot his first feature film, The Fable of Shannon Cable, i shot this footage of Vinnie Hogan (writer/director) and Jacob Burns (director of photography) on a rare slow night of filming background plates for green screen. while most days of shooting were much more hectic than this, i found it an interesting opportunity to observe these filmmakers as they went about their business.
i find this short to be infinitely fascinating as it shows a glimpse of what indie filmmaking can be like. it can be quiet. it can be just a couple bros hanging out with each other. and it can also be two passionate filmmakers getting down to business and creating something.
my main duties on set were that of still photographer, but being a no budget indie feature those duties were often expanded to whatever was needed, be it boom operator, grip/electrician, production assistant, painter/set builder, and, on this occasion, behind the scenes documentarian. that is to say that i, along with everyone else on this feature, worked very hard in order to help make this film be the best that it can be, and i had a grand time doing so.
and so i bring to you The Shoot.