Filming in Remote Alaskan Locations

Filming in Remote Alaskan Locations

How I left 90% of my gear at home and found happiness in my production backpack. This past summer I landed a couple production jobs in a row that sent me out of town.  WAY out of town and without an assistant.  For the last 2 years I have relied heavily on 2 camera bodies to do 90% of my…

Hitwomen 69 – Behind the Scenes

  A couple behind the scenes shots from our production of "Hitwomen 69; A Snake In The Grass".  The film was completed as a part of the Anchroage 48 Hour Film Challenge #4.The original concept can be attributed to Shanette Harper and Stephanie Wonchala who while dreaming about the 70's on the Wednesday before the competition sparked a flame that…

“You can only get as high as you dare to climb”

October 10, 2013

48 Hours with the BMPCC

When Blackmagic Design announced the Pocket Cinema Camera I put in an order as soon as I could - one finally came in about a week and a half ago from DVE Store. This past weekend I had the chance to put the camera to the test a with a location production and limited support equipment. For that production Electric…

Coors Light – Spots released

Zak Melms was 1st AC for camera operator Tom Pillifant on 2 separate shoots with the Calvary Agency for Coors Light.  

-15 Below Dan

Dan Lee flew his Steadicam with the Sony FS-100 for two days with Electric Igloo while filming a music video with the Alaskan band Pamyua. On the morning of day 2 everyone had to keep moving to stay warm in the -15 below temperatures and breeze that kicked up off the ocean. Way to go Dan for sticking this one…