I had an accident on my most recent job, which was a real bummer, but going to the location, on Litnik Island, in Afognak Bay near Kodiak, was amazing! It will be even more beautiful in a month when things get green. This is in the slightly general vicinity of my wildlife tech jobs out at Port Moller and Chignik, just amazing country. I hope to be back in the field before long, but if it doesn't happen, I'm just glad I got out there at all!
Sunday, May 06, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
I've been busy, as is the case every year when Spring finally comes to Alaska. Shot a promo for a new Lifetime show last week, it was a lot of fun, something I don't do too often! This was the space before we moved in. I'm in the red jacket. It's an old National Guard Armory, very cool location. There's even a firing range inside.
Zak got an Assistant Camera position on it, so that was good that they hired a local for that. Here he is with the jib.
Sunday, April 08, 2012
Friday, April 06, 2012
Sunday, April 01, 2012
The great thing about Homer is that it's close enough that you can decide on the spur of the moment to go, and four hours later you're in paradise! After a long week of shoots, I took off this weekend for my favorite Alaskan destination. Gorgeous weather and lots of bald eagles! The darker one is a juvenile. It's ridiculously cheap to stay here in the winter-you can rent a cabin for $40! That will change next month when the tourists start coming in! Someday I hope to own a cabin here of my own!
Also tried my hand at a little panoramic shooting via an iPhone app, definitely need a bit more practice but it's fun, especially with that amazing scenery!
Saturday, March 31, 2012
It's a wrap!
Just completed a very successful four day shoot for my latest project, a PBS documentary about Walter Hickel, two-time governor of Alaska and Interior Secretary under Nixon. Here is a group shot of the crew, director and producer with Malcolm Roberts, a long-time Hickel aide.
I still have many more months of work on this (we shot in AK and DC and will now shoot in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, then back to AK) but it was definitely a relief to have a successful shoot on our home turf!
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Took a little break from the big city before things get busy with shooting interviews for my PBS documentary in Anchorage next week. It felt like spring was definitely trying to happen in Homer! Nice and sunny. This photo was taken from the Homer spit. Homer is such a gorgeous place, and the people are so laid back and friendly. It was nice to have a mini "vacation."