Tag Archives: Salt Island

Filming B-roll

Stills from my B-roll. Click images to view larger.

Niles Pond October Sunrise

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.”

Niles Pond September Sunrise

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.

Salt Island Sunrise

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!

Eastern Point

The Infamous Fred Buck adds To The Photo Story of The Filming of “Bride 13” On Salt Island

joey – these are some of the museum photos of the "bride 13" filming on salt island.  a,b,c are from the treasure chest left to the museum by gloucester high history teacher myrtle cameron.  d&e are from a photo album page with about 15 snapshots of the cast and crew and assorted rubberneckers on good harbor.  no idea who took the pics, but i’m delighted they did.
infamous fred buck, down cellah at the cape ann museum

salt island 1919.  constructing the set for movie serial "bride 13".  myrtle cameron collection.salt island 1919.  visiting the set for movie serial "bride 13".  myrtle cameron collection.salt island 1919.  view of the set for movie serial "bride 13". cast member on good harbor?  myrtle cameron collection."Bride 13" actress.  Long Beach.  1919."Bride 13".  Scene being filmed at Brace's Cove, Eastern Point.

Just another reason to go visit the Cape Ann Museum.  I’m telling you, if you have a question about something that happened here in Gloucester in the past chances are you can find some really cool stuff with some extremely helpful folks ready willing and able to assist you in your quest!