Insurgent: 2nd Unit

This summer is starting off well with a call to operate A camera on the 2nd Unit of Insurgent with my good friend and DP Lukasz Jogalla.insurgentmovieposter  Lukasz and I both worked together as operators on The Other Guys  in 2009 and then again in 2010 on
21 Jump Street.   Insurgent, produced by Red Wagon Entertainment and Summit Entertainment  is the 2nd installment of the Divergent book trilogy written by Veronica Roth.   Insurgent comes on the heels of the first film in the series Divergent which was a box office hit directed by Neil Burger who I worked with in 2010 on Limitless.   Starring again in Insurgent is Shalaney Woodley and Theo James.   The main unit of Insurgent will be directed by Robert Schwentke with Florian Ballhaus shooting and the 2nd Unit will be directed by both James Madigan and George Aguilar with James taking on more of the visual F/X heavy work and George taking on the action sequences.   Shooting is taking place entirely in Atlanta, Georgia both on location and on stage and the film is scheduled to be released on March 20th, 2015.  Our camera package on Insurgent will consist of two Alexa XT packages and the show will be shot in anamorphic.Insurgent Camera  Our 2nd Unit work will be incremental throughout the summer working in conjunction with the main unit through September thereby allowing me to shoot a few other commercial projects along the way. Insurgent Sunset


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Filming “Everest” on Everest

As 2014 gets underway I have gotten one of those calls that I have worked tirelessly for in my career and much of what I’ve done throughout my years of work has been in dedication to landing this type of gig.  Working Title Films & Cross Creek Pictures will be producing the feature film “Everest” based on the well known 1996 tragedy that took place on the mountain and of which Jon Krakauer’s best selling book  “Into Thin Air” was based on and I have been asked to head up the 2nd Unit filming which will shoot in both Italy and on Everest itself .  “Everest” will be directed by Baltasar Kormakur (2 Guns / Collateral) with Salvatore Totino serving as the 1st Unit DP and will shoot in Nepal, Italy & the UK.  I will be shooting the 2nd Unit work in Italy in February and then travel to Nepal in March to continue shooting the 2nd Unit on Sagarmatha herself.

Starring Keira Knightley, Robin Wright, Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke & others “Everest” is now set to release September 18th, 2015.




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