Production continues on “The Return of the Daughters.” Last Saturday we did our big video shoot for the narrator stand-ups. The location was a beautiful Texas ranch-house.
Noah, Anna Sofia, Isaac and Elizabeth blocking out a sequence for narration. Here Isaac gives Anna Sofia direction.
Isaac has just released his first book on filmmaking, titled Outside Hollywood. He also has a very popular blog for independent filmmakers, www.outside-hollywood.com. Here he is trying to frame the perfect shot.
F 2.2 at 1/60 is just about right.
Our youngest brother, Noah, was the grip. In this shot he is pulling the camera dolly to create a smooth dolly shot. One of the things we enjoy most is working with our brothers on family projects like this one.
Preparing for the next shot.
Our father, Geoffrey Botkin, is a veteran filmmaker who has produced or executive-produced more than one-hundred documentary films, television productions, and other media projects, including some of the most controversial and widely watched public affairs films of the last twenty years. It’s been a wonderful learning experience — not to mention a great privilege — to have his timely advice on “The Return of the Daughters.”