LA-based cinematographer Vincent Laforet had an assignment on Alcatraz Island where he used some fancy new tools.
Itâ€™s important to remember that being a filmmaker or photographer is both a craft and a business. Â We all need to make enough money so that we can not only pay our bills, pay our employees, re-invest in our business and gear, and hopefully have a little extra to put toward future personal projects.
The dark little secret is that some jobs weâ€™d do for freeâ€¦ for me this was one of those! Â (And no â€“ I didnâ€™t do it for free!)
I was contacted by the Boombox group based in Toronto â€“ to go shoot some footage an upcoming TV event for Red Bull. Â The location: Â The Island of Alcatraz! Â Â Iâ€™ve been fascinated by the island since I first visited it as a young teenager. Â Al Capone â€“ the attempted escapes â€“ the birdman â€¦ Â such incredible history! Â Â The place is absolutely magical â€“ and at times a little spooky.
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