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SHOWDOWN AT SHINAGAWA: Tales of Filming from Bombay to Brazil

Roving Camera Album: Click Photo

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Keeping my Arri SR camera out of the water on the klongs near Bangkok. These Thai canals serve a variety of purposes, including transportation and sewage. Moments after this picture was taken, my soundman accidentally dropped his headphones in the klong, just as a dead animal floated by. Reluctant to touch the water, he shrugged, cut the phones free and let them drift away, then reached for his spare pair.
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NAB 2011: Mr. Brown’s Marvelous Machine—Garrett Brown & Steadicam

A young boy rides his Big Wheels tricycle around the empty lobby of an old resort hotel as the camera follows close behind, low to the ground, the sound grating and tense as the trike runs noisily onto the hardwood floor, then over a rug, then onto the floor, then over a rug, around and around.

The boy’s father, haunted and demented by months of isolation, chases his wife with a knife, up and down a circular staircase. Later he chases an apparition through an eerily lit hedge maze in the snow. . . . CONTINUE READING: NAB 2011: Mr. Brown’s Marvelous Machine—Garrett Brown & Steadicam