16 October 2006

And another movie shoot

Making good with my Nikon D2x gear. Another shoot, this time in Krabi (Southern Thailand) which in fact is very exotic (plantations, mangroves and bat caves) but a little wet at this time of the year. My new Mac Book has just been sent to Apple for repair after dozen of tiny ants made their way in the board, probably looking for a warm and dry place to rest…And the film is a fiction…on intelligent ants…Once again, I'm thinking at all the hard work in the years past to deal with the low ligh and night shoots; that's over with a digital camera and shooting Raw files. And a little technical info, a 4GB RIDATA CF card that is just over one year old is getting seriouly slower by the weeks now…I'm trying a new 4GB AData card (Samsung chip), all beside the Extreme 3…

Return to the movies set…

Over the recent years I didn't give much though about the movie biz. It usually means weeks or months away on location day or night, exposed to the wrath of the weather…in fact not so glamorous but a real break from dekstop publishing!
Now with the progress of digital shooting, making the job easier; that's enough to push me back into the fray. I had to dust off my old F4s JPI blimp which incidentally fits the Nikon D2x. And, as Paddy Brown left for a 10-day trip to the US, I found myself on the set of Bangkok Dangerous, line produced by old friend Chris of Living Films. That was a real great experience to deal once more with a superstar. There was Nicolas Cage, here captured with the Nikon 70-200 mm VR.
And, for more info on the movies I've worked on, go to the Internet Movie Database website: IMDb site

22 August 2006

A new book on Angkor (First in a Series)

The first volume of a series of small coffee-table books on the region…by Asia Horizons Books.
Size is 7,5 by 10,5 inch (19x26,5 cm). Hardback in full color print on a matt art paper with 80 pages of text and photos. The photographic llustrations are by Roland Neveu and the words from Ben Davis. The book will be available at bookstores around SE Asia at around 18 dollars.