Working again with the talented guys at Gum Spirits Productions (aka Chi/Donahoe + Cole/Duffey) on a shoot in Bangor, ME yesterday. Pulling up to the first location, got a cool surprise. We were filming across the street from this house. Props to anyone who can guess the author that lives here (hint: look closely at the gate). [answer below]
He was the first author that got me to read on my own for pleasure as a kid, and his Dark Tower series is my favorite of his works. Except for book 7- I still don't get what happened at the end there, or when the characters in his book meet and talk with Stephen King, in the book. Weird moment.
The shoot was another political spot for Dem candidate for US Congress, Emily Cain. It was a busy, long day with 4 locations and multiple groupings of people and a many scripts, but also included a stop at a cabin on a lake and strawberry rhubarb pie. Can't beat that end to a work day.
Two camera setup for the first location interview (I covered profile). It was early morning, so the sun was moving fast across the windows in the background. Took a little work to keep the white blinds from blowing out and bringing in enough subject lighting (with bounce board and LED light to the right with umbrella). Thankfully the sun was moving in our favor and by the time we rolled it was mostly off the background windows. Final shot looked nice though.