“All IS LOST” Robert Redford VFX Shoot (Click Here)

In 2012, I was asked to go out with D.P. Frankie DeMarco, and DIT all of the Cargo ship Plates for “ALL IS LOST.” We were on the open ocean for a day shoot and a night shoot.

Using an Arri Alexa with the Codex system we had a great time and saw a lot of dolphins. It was the first time I used a Codex Vault system in the open ocean on a pitching Ship!

We also had to lift up and lower my DIT cart onto the ship with a large Cargo crane, another first!

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If you’ve taken the time to see Margin Call, the financial thriller from last year, hopefully you discovered a striking, intriguing, sleek drama with intricate writing/directing. Up-and-coming filmmaker J.C. Chandor made his debut with Margin Call and it impressed Sundance founder Robert Redford so much when it played at the festival (early 2011) that he signed him up for his follow-up. Chander was drafted by Redford to write a film for him, and the result is All Is Lost, a lost a sea story which just finished shooting. I can’t rightly say this is a first look at Redford, because you can barely tell that’s him, but it’s worth seeing anyway.

Chandor’s All Is Lost is a “man vs. nature” drama, apparently starring only Redford himself. It looks like his boat hits a storm, as details only say it’s about “getting lost at sea and struggling against the elements to stay alive” or “a journey of one man’s fight to survive.” Chandor and Redford just finished shooting at Baja Studios in Rosarito, Mexico in their water tank. It was produced by Before The Door Pictures’ Neal Dodson & Washington Square Films’ Anna Gerb with Justin Nappi & Teddy Schwarzman. Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions will release All Is Lost, but don’t have a date yet. We expect it to premiere at Sundance next year.

Sony F65 workshop

Evan Nesbitt Lines up a shot to test the Dynamic range of the incredible  Sony F65 Digital camera

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Fowler Museum at UCLA Shoot

I had the pleasure to be asked to Photograph 230 Peruvian vases for the museum.

They  were crafted with such amazing artistry and skill.

A few special pieces, literally take your breath away. Below is the Light tent we used to shoot the vases.

Peruvian Vessels – Artistry in Clay
The potters of ancient Peru created works of extraordinary beauty and technical virtuosity. Little is known about how such elaborately formed ceramics functioned in ancient Peruvian life. Some may have been reserved for religious and ceremonial use associated with burials. In most instances, however, they probably served a variety of household functions. Their rich and varied iconography helps us understand something of their world and suggests the importance of the surrounding flora and fauna, as well as the secular and supernatural realms in which the vessels may have functioned.

North and south coast styles differ in form and surface qualities. In southern Peru the emphasis was on polychrome surface decoration, vessels with round bottoms, and the double spout and bridge shape. Mixtures of clay, mineral pigments, and water were used to produce the various slips that so masterfully colored the surfaces of south coast vessels. In northern Peru, the emphasis was on three-dimensional sculpture, ceramic vessels with flat bottoms, and the stirrup spout bottle form. Certain features typical of north coast ceramic traditions emerged as early as 1800 B.C.E. and continued for millennia.


Fowler Museum at UCLA /Photo Shoot


Lucas Collection Fowler Museum Photo Shoot.Peruvian vases 1500 years Old…

Evan at work.


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