Sunday, June 09, 2013

Sorry I've been away for so long. All is well, just finished producing a truck commercial in Barrow, which was fun. The medium-length indie film I produced last summer is going to be premiering at a fun theater we have here called the Beartooth, where people can eat dinner from the great restaurant attached and watch a movie at the same time. Here is the trailer, it is showing with four other movies: cut and paste

Sunday, May 06, 2012

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!

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.
We needed a four-wheel-drive forklift, as there will still snow on the ground, believe it or not.
We used a new craft service company in town, they went the extra mile, the woman looked great!
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.
And I got the star's flowers when she left them there!

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Pt. Woronzof is a beautiful place in Anchorage to watch the sun set. I just happened to catch it tonight while on a scout. It really looked like a lit candle. Pretty cool!

Friday, April 06, 2012

Here is a photo that the Nat. Geo photographer Kadir van Lohuizen took of me and his Dutch documentary crew. We were trying to stay out his way as he shot from an old Otter plane that we flew out to the Colville Delta. It was a very cool plane!

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Homer again!

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!