Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!
I love this shot of the filming of Howard Hawks’ Sergeant York, starring Gary Cooper. It’s one of those shots that really encapsulate the epic nature of filmmaking.
I love the look of the studio, the set itself, the platform built for the camera to get this particular shot, the boom op perched above the serene looking Cooper and the shadow on the backdrop.
All that production to get a solitary shot of one man sitting by himself. That’s Hollywood, folks!
Hope you enjoy the pic! I’ve also included one that’s not really behind the scenes, but a production still that shows a little more what the camera is actually seeing. So you have one that shows the giant production surrounding a simple shot and then you see one that shows what it looks like all stripped away, focused to one view-point. Click to embiggen!
If you have a behind the scenes shot you’d like to submit to this column, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tomorrow’s behind the scenes pic will punch you in the boob!