Thursday, February 10, 2011

Some Photos from LA

In mid-January, the Walking Merchandise production team traveled to Los Angeles to film a number of interviews. We took a handful of behind the scenes photos, which can be found on our facebook page www.facebook.walkingmerchandise.com. The ones below are snapshots I took on my personal camera over the course of the weekend.

Hiking at Point Dume
Hiking at Point Dume

On Sunday, we had a break in between scheduled interviews to film B-Roll in the Los Angeles area. Point Dume is a location in Malibu that's probably most famous for its use in The Big Lebowski, Iron Man, and Planet of the Apes.

I realized that my reaction to seeing famous filming locations in LA is probably not altogether unlike the experience people have when they see similarly famous locations in New York.

Hitting the Shot
Hitting the Shot

Vincent DeLuca, our Director of Photography, is not a fan of being in front of the camera.

Respecting that, I make sure to take pictures of him when he is not facing it.

Green, with some, uh, brown rust colorations.
Green, with some, uh brown rust colorations.

The Big Lebowski was often in my mind as we drove around town.

Drew pointed out that this car matches the description that The Dude uses to describe his stolen vehicle.

All Good
All Good

Drew Downing worked as our sound operator both in New York as well as on this shoot.

This is from a fast food place at which we grabbed dinner on Saturday evening.

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Santa Monica shadows

Perhaps an Ent.
Perhaps an Ent.

This is from one of the canyon parks around Malibu.

Phone and Phone
Phone and Phone

Vinny's original return flight had been canceled, so he had to scramble on the phone to get a seat on the Monday night redeye with Ethan and myself.

Fortunately it worked out; we would have otherwise been short a critical crew member during Monday's two interviews.

Los Angeles, from Mullholland Drive
Los Angeles, from Mullholland Drive

I don't totally love this shot- in part because of how the colors and definition get washed out around the horizon.

I'm told that this is smog.

Nonetheless, it is that classic L.A. shot, so figured, got to have it.

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For my complete set of photos from the trip, check them out on flickr