CHOCOLATE COVERED CAMERAMAN

By Doug Gritzmacher

Director of Photography, Cinematographer
Denver, Colorado, Google+

DC Cupcakes

A new “DC Cupcakes” special airs next week on the 8th on TLC at 10pm. The show is centered around two sisters and their mother (”Mommy”) who run a cupcake shop in Georgetown. We shot part of this episode on a Saturday in December at their facility in Virginia where the girls had set up a training session for new employees, including Mommy.

 A huge cloud of chocolate powder immediately burst from the mixing bowl, blanketing her face, two people standing near her, and me, holding a now chocolate covered camera and wearing a now brown colored outfit and shoes.

Mommy often serves as the comic relief in the show and didn’t disappoint when, while learning to mix batter with the other trainees, started her industrial mixer on “max”. A huge cloud of chocolate powder immediately burst from the mixing bowl, blanketing her face, two people standing near her, and me, holding a now chocolate covered camera and wearing a now brown colored outfit and shoes. I ordinarily enjoy getting dirty at the office, but on this day I was attending a holiday party directly after the shoot with no time to change. I went anyway, and ended up having a great conversation-starter.

 

This is the final episode of the third season. We just started shooting the fourth season this week, for which I am serving as director of photography for part of it. That’s me above shooting Sophie, one of the sisters, at the shop in Georgetown.

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