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A quick story from my very first job working on War of the Worlds.
We were shooting in West Virginia, and as I was driving to set one morning, I heard a honk. I looked back…and quickly pulled over to let the wagon train go by:
Wish I could have filmed all of it, but my camera only shot 40 seconds. At the time, I remember thinking that this must be the way all movies are made. Years later, I realize it was part of the magic of working on a Spielberg film.
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I love the way you caught the reflection of your side view mirror in the frame. Intentional?
What an awesome gig.
This was the ARMY? I assume the studio pays for it…
Pretty cool for modern stuff. I’ll have to see if I can find any pictures of the vehicles I used to play with. Kinda hard to take any kind of stills and video when your either fueling, driving, or directing vehicles. If you ever decide to do some shooting in TX and need vehicles or other things of olive drab nature, let me know.
Plus, you get this rare pass (sticker or magnet) for the NYC Airport Monorail as a Thank You gift! Impress all your friends as they wonder how you have an annual pass for something that hasn't been built yet!
I work as a movie location scout in New York.
My job is to stare at the city.
This is what I see.
Need a location for a film or event rental? I have thousands of ready-to-go options on file - just send me an e-mail me at email@example.com.