By Jenny Nichols & Andy Maser
An elephant! Her leathery wrinkles are amazing–great texture. Must get a detail shot. Did we get a model release for that beautiful child? Yes, ok good. Who will be the main voice of the film? There is a pride of lions lounging under that tree. When will we charge our batteries next? Oh there’s an ostrich. How cool would it be to film him running? Wow, the sun is bright, must shoot from the other direction. Look at the light on those hills. A springbok! A zebra! We still need to capture good behavior footage of a cheetah. “POW!” Another flat tire, our third this week. And another great photo op.
The internal monologue of a filmmaker in Namibia. It’s exhausting to see ‘the perfect shot’ every direction you look, every moment of every day for three and a half weeks straight. And we loved every minute of it.
We’re excited to have premiered The Guardians at Mountainfilm 2014