I have been working in the Motion Picture Industry in Vancouver, BC for the last 15 years. My job has taken on a wide variety of forms but the bulk of the work has been on set as a Grip, Key Grip, Best Boy, Lamp Op, Gaffer and even as a Cinematographer.
One of the really exciting aspects of the job is the miraid of loctions we end up shooting in. Anywhere from a remote Glacier in the coast mountains to the top of the Hotel Vancouver rigging light onto the roof. We go places very few people do I am constantly bewilderd by the locations we are expected to shoot in and the shots we are expected to acquire. The first reaction is usually incredulity but eventually by sheer detremination (and a lot of expense) we get them. Chalking it up as yet another first time experience. It is a lot of hard work and even more fun.
I have taken numerous photos over the years on a wide variety of productions. I try to avoid taking shots of actual scenes and the talent but occasionaly they creep in. I keep it to behind the scenes. I always found that the elaborate setups creates to put the images on the screen are almost as interesting as the images and films themselves.
This will be a slowly expanding selection of those photographs in somewhat chronological order.
I hope you enjoy a look at my life behind the scenes.
The experience on "Savage Island" tought me a lot of things. Not the least of which was how much punishment I could actually put up with. I moved on to a more normal career soon after.
A tiny jib arm built inside a mini van to make a dynamic shot that would defy expectaions.
More to come