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Saving Film History

JC Backings, the owner and curator of thousands of scenic backdrops dating back to the 1930′s, when the scenic paint building was first constructed at MGM, is moving out of their home on the Sony lot.  The building where all … Continue reading

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Bi-Coastal News: Sit Downs & Run-and-Gun

In the life of a freelance cameraman there is no telling what the next job will entail.  You never know what you will run into, and for that reason I have found that a vital quality for success is the … Continue reading

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Shooting In Moon Gravity

One of my favorite gigs is shooting the regular episodes of “Sport Science,” the innovative blend of science and sports now in its tenth season that airs on ESPN.  The creative topics continually fascinate audiences. This latest outing had our … Continue reading

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Once I Shot A Fish THIIIS BIG

At 6am on May 18, 2016 dawn was breaking and it was just light enough to see a huge silhouette looming over the flat ocean horizon. Right on schedule the last Space Shuttle fuel tank in existence, known as ET-94, … Continue reading

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Live TV Can Be A Welcome Change From Reality(tv)

It’s not often the I am called upon to operate camera for a two day multiple-cam shoot. Usually I go solo.   But a recent gig involved not only three cameras, but two teleprompters, two hosts and two on-camera guests. … Continue reading

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Spike, Bam, Thank You Maam

A recent day of ESPN “Sports Science” shooting took me to Manhattan beach.  There we had to keep up with the frenetic activity of world class beach volleyball as Team USA veterans Kerri Walsh and April Ross were put to … Continue reading

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Sports Update – The Great One

A recent shoot day for Monumental Sports & Entertainment involved a brief in-and-out with The Great One, Wayne Gretzky.           He recorded a personal congratulations to one of his favorite hockey players, Alex Ovechkin, on Alex’s milestone … Continue reading

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9000 Marines In Action

I recently had the privilege of roaming the beaches and cliffs of the Marine Base at Camp Pendleton and composing shots of some of our nations proudest and bravest –the 9000 marines that made up the forces of the massive … Continue reading

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A Very Heavy Production

Shooting a recent web video edition of “Ford – Tough Science” was a pretty hair-raising spectacle.  Those are seven full-size Ford pickups hanging from a 2017 F-150 chassis frame.  Before we were finished, two more were added for a total … Continue reading

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HALLOWEEN Haunting

The Halloween Spirit comes early this year. Last week I went to Philadelphia to shoot at one of the most intense haunted attractions in the country.Terror Behind The Walls is a massive haunted house in a real haunted prison.   … Continue reading

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