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Locations & Sets

The power of location: “Dancers of NYC”

Professional moviemakers have long understood the power of presenting a familiar action in a surprising location. Think of the aerobic exercise in “2001,” the war in Alien, or the chase scene on Mt. Rushmore in “North by Northwest.” Celebrated dance/fashion photographer Tristan Pope illustrates this creative option beautifully by transporting dance sequences out of the concert hall…

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How to shoot underwater video with your mobile

The three rules of real estate—location, location, location—apply to moviemaking. Whether you’re creating a horror picture, a documentary, or a music video, where the action occurs will affect your material. Underwater locations can be dazzling. Think of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea and The Abyss. However, until recently, such locations required plenty of technical resources.…

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