Sunday, November 6, 2011
The Big Screen
2011 © Brian Adams
If you haven't seen me around town these days (or even online), it's because for the last three weeks I have been working as the official still photographer for The Frozen Ground, a film staring John Cusack, Nicolas Cage, 50 Cent, and Vanessa Hudgens. The movie is based on the true story of Robert Hansen (played by Cusack), an Alaskan serial killer who was arrested in 1983. We have two weeks left of filming, but as much as I have enjoyed working on this film (Mon-Fri, 11-12 hours/day), I am looking forward to being able to spend some quality time with Ash again. (If you haven't seen Ash around these days, it's because she, too, keeps busy during the weekdays, and then the two of us just savor every morning, late-night, and weekend day we have together. Yep, that's us.)
The photo above is of a sound blimp--a neccessity for any cinematic still photographer. In the photo, it holds my Canon 5D and a 70-200mm lens. The sound blimp is pretty field-specific; it works as a silencer for the camera, allowing me to shoot while the cameras and sound are rolling without interjecting my camera noises into the audio. Cool, right?