The Tribe

Friday, May 19, 2006

Production – Day 8

Welcome to Rio Corinto or we call it the “green river bed”. This location is simply amazing and looks like J.R.R. Tolkien’s middle earth. The difference is, “The Tribe” won’t feature hobbits but other creatures… And that’s exactly the theme of the day. Our creatures live in the trees. We dedicated this whole day to their movements in the canopy. How did we do it? Just keep on reading and you’ll find out:

When we arrived at the location, it first looked like a scene from “The Blairwitch Project”. About 30 sticks on wires hanging from the trees.

Soon though it was clear that they all are connected to branches and by pulling them it will give the illusion of movement in the canopy. Terry Notary, our stunt coordinator, transformed a bow and arrow into a rigging tool that allows him to shoot fishing wire over the branches and then attach the thicker cords to it and finally the wooden handle.

So there were more than 20 people, ADs, Grips, Visitors, PAs and pretty much every position on the set that had the time to pull those ropes during the shot. It looked amazing and you’ll be able to see the results at the theater, soon.

It was fun, too :-) Right Valeria?

Here are some more pictures from the day:

Is it working out? Yes it is!

Both, DP and Director agree on the direction the camera should point at.

Also AD Jonathan agreed :-)

Our Stunt Coordinator Terry Notary with his wife Rhonda.

A day of handheld shooting up... How's your back, Chris?

The grips built a platform for the camera team otherwise it would have been impossible to shoot on the slippery rocks...

The last day for our visitors from Germany: Jorg's sister Angela and her friend Toni.

A local visitor to the set...

And of course Producer Mo was overviewing the set.

Yesterdays update will follow in the end of the day!


  • I'm enjoying looking at your pictures! It must be thrilling to be working in such beauty! Enjoy! I can't wait to see the finished product!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:17 PM  

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