Miami… a place of art deco, beaches, beautiful people, South Beach, a slice of espanol and culture…and a hotspot for movies apparently…
There has been this thing in the last couple of years of Movies and TV Shows being filmed down here…. from reality shows (Real World, Jersey Shore, etc…) to major movie productions – see my last post about Rock of Ages…..to TV shows like Burn Notice and Mad Men, etc…. While on the set of Rock of Ages one day – well, let’s be realistic – one morning at oh lets say 3am, I was watching a photographer running around taking pictures. When a scene was finished shooting – he would gather the stars and shoot them in more posed shots — maybe with certain extras or whatever… but there he was – shooting. During the rehearsals he would be shooting, etc… So, of course me being the person that I am – want to know how I can do just that — get on set and shoot the stills and promo shots!
I asked my friend Blake (the kidnapper of me to Miami that nice evening) how I could get on set to do something like that – and he just shrugged and said “I don’t know…” So of course – I need to research and see what I can figure out… well, I kind of put it off, cause I had other stuff going on…..and kinda forgot about it… Then, he came over the week of Aug 8th to drop something off to me…. ok, ok — he came over to drop off a framed before and after 8×10 of me from the Rock of Ages set = where I’m dressed like an 80’s mom… ugh. So again, I ask him about the set photographer thing.. again – “I don’t know”…. not getting anywheres….
A few days later – I believe it was Thursday, to be exact – I’m on Craigslist and lo and behold, there is a post for a photographer to shoot on set for a film being shot in Miami!
Manifestation at its best. After a few emails, and a phone call or two – I was in Miami at the Tamiami Airport shooting stills and promo shots for a film called International Lovers. International Lovers Movie Trailer / http://www.internationalloversmovie.com/ set to release later this year!
I had an incredible time, and look forward to more shoots with this cast and crew….as well as getting more into shooting on set with other feature films and shows….
To see more from the shoot – please check out my FB fan page — https://www.facebook.com/gingerdeVeghphotography
Til next time,
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