from thursday through monday i was on set for ‘galileo’s grave’ and it was FANTASTIC. hands down the best set i’ve been on. maybe it was the awesome all-girl camera crew, maybe it was the 25′ crane, maybe it was the truck rig, maybe it was the ADs riding around set on the actor’s bicycles. i met a lot of cool people and got to know better or reconnected with others.

thursday was hot and sweaty – we were outside fro 9:30am to 5:00pm – but the rest of the weekend felt like october. friday and saturday nights everyone was bundled up in multiple layers except for a few brave grips who were still rocking shorts and tshirts.

besides the crane shot and the shots from the back of the pickup truck we also did a lot of shots from ladders. except for a few time-lapse inserts and a shot of a computer screen, the entire film was hand-held or steadicam. we shot all over the north side of chicago – clark & bryn mawr, bohemian national cemetery – and out on the west side and in arlington heights.

photos and production stills