“WHAT KINDS OF THINGS DO YOU SHOOT?”

By Doug Gritzmacher

Director of Photography, Cinematographer
Denver, Colorado, Google+

library of congress

This is a question I get asked on nearly every shoot I do. My answer is always the same: “A little bit of everything.” This past week was a perfect example: Mon-Wed I directed and shot a panel show with Republicans, including Mitch McConnell and Pat Buchanan (who remarked at the end of the panel, after seeing the seven or so crew members in the room, “Wow, there’s a lot of people working here. This must be union.”); Thursday I shot interviews for an environmental technology company; and yesterday I worked on maybe my oddest job yet — shooting blimps flying around the Library of Congress. Yes, blimps. In the Library of Congress.

I worked on maybe my oddest job yet — shooting blimps flying around the Library of Congress. Yes, blimps. In the Library of Congress.

They were brought by English artist Isabella Streffen who traveled here from England for the shoot and found me through this website. The word “Hawk” was stamped on of the blimps, and “Dove” was stam- ped on the other. Isabella travels back to England today and will quickly edit the clips into a video installation piece so she can return in a couple weeks to screen it as part of DC’s 5×5 art project, which takes places later this month in conjuncton with Cherry Blossom Festival.

 

Isabella’s film will be projected onto the side of the MLK library in Chinatown. The 5×5 project is meant to “enliven publicly accessible spaces and add a layer of creativity and artistic expression.”

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