This blog entry will be continuous through the time I spend with this movie production. The most current entry will be on top so that you do not have to scroll to the bottom to read/see the latest. Enjoy my bride Christi's and my journey into "The Girls Of Summer", directed by John D. Hancock and written by Tori Titmas.
August 8, 2018
Photographs by Christi Bushby. Enjoy!
August 4, 2018
Rule #105: If you cannot see the camera lens glass, the camera lens glass cannot see you. Or, in a stern communication from Sarah you will hear, "WES you're in FRAME". Yes, that happened today.
August 1, 2018
Here are some photographs taken by my bride Christi. Christi enjoys everyone involved in this movie production as I do. She comes home telling me about her shoot. Her face is all lit up with joy for being part of this production.
July 29, 2018
Day 19 of 40 location was on a farm in New Carlisle. As soon as I arrived I came to the conclusion I was not getting inside the house, on set, to take photographs. Many of the crew members were outside waiting for their queue.
Nothing is ever a loss. Just a different opportunity to enjoy and create. So I photographed the crew, and the cast when they were not on set. I must say, they are a wonderful group of people. At my age I find it comforting to watch these young people experience, grow, be social, and put in a good days work. Just not any work. Their best work. I am glad they are part of my future.
July 27, 2018
Here are some photographs I took on location at Czars Bar in St. Joseph, Michigan. I hope you will enjoy them!
July 26, 2018
Photographs from my bride Christi, taken on location at Czars Bar in St. Joseph, Michigan.
July 25, 2018
Some more photographs from my bride Christi, taken at Decoy's Neighborhood Bar and Grill, located in Michigan City, Indiana. This was another chance for you to be an extra in the movie!
July 22, 2018
Dirty White Couch Studio in Niles, Michigan. That is where this journey took me. It was a tight squeeze, so I did not spend a lot of time inside.
July 15, 2018
I must say, observing the team get it together was a wonderful sight. Communication was the most obvious and most important aspect that I came away with. The crew and cast were so very professional and on their game. One little blip over half way through the day to cut the music happened. Other than that, everything seemed pitch perfect if you will.
The LaPorte Jaysees 4th of July parade in LaPorte is billed as one of Indiana's largest parades, if not The largest parade of the state having a 2.5 mile route from East to West side of LaPorte. One-hundred fifteen floats were involved. "The Girls Of Summer" participated with their float number 105.
The temperature started about 85, and rose to 89 by the time the parade began to move. Being on a blacktop road it felt more like 94 or more, especially in the sun. I had to set a goal, given my health, that I would walk in the parade at least to the court house while taking photographs of the cast and crew. As it turned out I almost made it. I had to stop at Clay Street, only 0.68 miles into the parade. It was too hot for Christi so she was in the car keeping up with us on the side streets (for me) as best she could. After she picked me up we went to mom's house (Christi's mom) for a while to rest, then we came back to catch the float at the end of the parade.
Here are some photographs . . .