LA-based cinematographer Vincent Laforet had an assignment on Alcatraz Island where he used some fancy new tools.
It’s important to remember that being a filmmaker or photographer is both a craft and a business. 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 we’d do for free… for me this was one of those! (And no – I didn’t do it for free!)
I was contacted by the Boombox group based in Toronto – to go shoot some footage an upcoming TV event for Red Bull. The location: The Island of Alcatraz! I’ve been fascinated by the island since I first visited it as a young teenager. Al Capone – the attempted escapes – the birdman … such incredible history! The place is absolutely magical – and at times a little spooky.
Continue reading on Vincent’s blog.