Shooting at Landi's Pork Store, an authentic Italian-American deli in Mill Basin Brooklyn, was a real pleasure! (Two words: RICE BALLS! gotta try them!)
Onto more serious business...
On DAY 13th of the ROB THE MOB shoot, Andy Garcia joined the crew for an early start at 6AM.
Andy portrays an unshakable Boss who's tenacity and character placed himself at the pinnacle of organized crime in New York, circa 1990's.
Michael Rispoli, the fierce Underboss, shares a handful of scenes with Mr. Garcia. Their interplay is masterly!
A crane is most obviously used to view the actors or the set from above or to move up and away from them making the scene feel grand and some times final. Camera cranes go back to the dawn of movie-making, and were frequently used in silent films to enhance the epic nature of large sets and massive crowds.
DAY 11 was one of our big days in the shoot of ROB THE MOB! The many scenes we shot required a process trailer and a crane.
A process traileris a trailer towed by a tracking vehicle for the purpose of being used as a moving camera platform. It allows more control for our DP and the use of several cameras, to achieve more difficult movements otherwise not possible. Watching our crew put this massive piece together was impressive. Here are some photos ...
Car getting on the process trailer
Securing the car onto the trailer
Tracking vehicle where the monitors Director and DP stand
Director Raymond De Felitta talking to one of our producers