Tag Archives: East Gloucester
Any chance of getting this in the next GMG? Trying to encourage folks to come to East Gloucester and see what’s around. We’re all open but Sunday is looking like a Good weather day?!
StudioV.O. is having another HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE on Sun. 11-5. Thanks for the support.
16 times fast. Check out the glow that comes and goes in the middle of the frame as the clouds pass. Supernatural.
At high tide I took a little tour around East Gloucester. Parts of Atlantic Road were still accessible however, as I was leaving, the officers were installing road barriers from both directions. The waves were much higher at the Lighthouse side than at Good Harbor Beach and Atlantic Road. Video footage to follow.
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Stills from my B-roll. Click images to view larger.
One of the most gorgeous, interesting, and enjoyable aspects of filmmaking I find is shooting B-roll. I am swamped with design work, organizing lecture programs, and hoping to finish the edits on my Black Swallowtail film very soon, but there is no better time of year to shoot B-roll for my Monarch film than autumn in Gloucester; the light is simply stunning, and what I like to refer to as “atmospheric.”
B-roll further tells the story in a beautifully subtle, and alternatively not so subtle, manner and gives the project a sense of place. While filming and waiting, for example, for birds to take flight (whether swans or homies) I have my still camera readily available.
The most extraordinarily beautiful things occur spontaneously. I feel so very fortunate to see, and in turn share, the natural world through the camera lens. Only several weeks ago while filming a spider’s web in a tree, capturing the filaments of silky webbing dancing in the light of the setting sun (with the pinky schooner Ardelle and the Dog Bar Breakwater in the background), the web’s maker came cavorting through the scene with a capture of her own!
Gloucester at Dawn- Aaron & Melissa II On the Blocks At East Gloucester Marine Railways 4:45AM 2/29/12
Gloucester At Dawn- 4:54AM 4/30/12 Salvation Star, Providenza and Francesca & Carlo- Railway To Railway
This shot was taken alongside the Railway at The Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center looking out across the harbor to the East Gloucester Marine Railway.
The amount of light in this shot is deceiving because the shutter was left open for a good long time to try to collect as much light as possible to burn in the colors. Obviously this type of shot with such little available light is not possible without the aid of a tripod.
Click the photo to see it larger and the details on the Adventure and boats tied up at The East Gloucester Marine Railway all the way across the harbor. I like this shot a lot especially considering the very little light available to use.
Below is what it looked like to the human eye without the long exposure-
I received a flyer in my mail basket this morning that Americold is closing it’s lot to public access by adding a complete perimeter fence around their parking lot. There is a meeting tonight at at 5:00 pm at City Hall, first floor conference room, to discuss the imminent planned project. Councilor Paul McGeary is expected to attend the meeting along with representatives from Americold.
Although it is Americold’s property and it is their lot to fence, many in the neighborhood enjoy access through the lot to watch the sunset, observe the harbor, and more. Americold cites debris and trash, boat trailers, etc. left in the area by the public as the reason for erecting the fence. This is true, however it is the hope of neighborhood residents that the trash problem can be resolved cooperatively rather than blocking neighborhood access to the lot. The access will be lost if the fence is installed.
Please attend this meeting. Being present will show community strength.
Video- Removing Schooner Adventure’s Mast For Inspection At East Gloucester Marine Railways Filmed By Ed Collard
For all of our past coverage on the Schooner Adventure click Here
Photos taken by Ed Collard using the Sony HX9V (he’s gotten a whole lot better)
There is beautiful assortment of waterfowl inhabiting the harbor. While there filming the birds and trying to get closer (ever closer!), I’ve become fascinated with the graphic industrial compositions from atop and from below the pier. For example, the above snapshot of Gloucester’s iconic Paint Factory, through the piling’s grid.
Karen Ristuben Interviewed about Last Night’s City Council Approved East Gloucester Cultural District
Patty Knaggs has a great informative interview with Karen Ristuben about the East Gloucester Cultural District on her blog. Click the link below to check it out.
There’s a whole new community chilling area at Last Stop Variety in the heart of God’s Country, East Gloucester. Check out the photos today and video tomorrow for more info.