Production Set Photography
As is common with most all film and stage productions now, capturing behind-the-scenes moments are crucial for promotion and documentary purposes. It's an emotional boost for the cast and crew to see themselves doing what they do. Having learned the ins and outs of set production I know to cooperate with the crew and stay out of the way during times that require extensive concentration. My approach is non-intrusive; the photos I take remain confidential until I am given expressed permission to release them.
On the Set of "Ice Bus"
"Ice Bus" was a collaborative production that pulled talent from all over the state of Michigan. It combined the influences of three production groups too: Lion's Paw Films, Bojo Films, and Box Truck Productions. It was also my first time working with talented artists like John D. Green and Melissa Bayer. I wanted to make my first major production worth remembering, so I grabbed stills during prep and filming on first and second unit shooting days.
On the Set of "Fingerprints"
My first class film set project was a hilariously obtuse little film called Fingerprints. It's not an award winner by any means, but it was a great hands-on discovery into the world of film production. Some of the my greatest learning experiences occured with this motley crowd of fresh meat, and I wanted to make sure that I had photographic evidence of our humble beginnings.