When Michael Nie (camera operator) came on board, one of the first things he brought up was the idea of shooting B roll in
Of course, when we decided this, it was still November, in
Michael and I operated (by ourselves) with an Arri SR-3 package for about two days, in 10 degree weather. We caught two sunrises (5:30am) and two sunsets, since on paper it had sounded so cool for our daytime scenes to take place in the “early morning.”
The real break came when we were able to talk our way up to the 45th floor of the Hancock building in order to grab some really fantastic shots of the Palmolive building.
It’s funny—when I watch a cut of the film, I forget how much went into getting these shots. All I see is a “larger” movie