Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Ghostbusters!


Da da da da da da da da da da Ghost-busters!

Living in New York gets you all sorts of perks! Among many other things, it is a huge film location. You are always stumbling over Jack Nicholson or Adam Sandler or Kate Hudson or Robert Deniro (all of whom I have seen personally) or whoever you can think of filming this or that project that will hit the theaters in some coming month. There are no announcements, they are just there when you least expect it, with life flowing around the "set." They often are just part of the crowd, and most New Yorkers (like me) are sophisticated enough to give them their space and treat them like anyone else.

Here are some shots from the set of the new Ghostbusters film, or at least of the Ghostbusters car. They are filming down near Washington Square Park on lower Fifth Avenue in Manhattan today (15 September 2015). These exclusive shots which you won't see anywhere else actually were taken on a side street nearby. Directed by Paul Feig, the film stars Melissa McCarthy and Leslie Jones, among others. If they are filming now, they likely will be out with the film next summer. Incidentally, they are telling everyone that the film is "Flapjack," an obvious code name. They like to film without drawing too much attention in order to ease crowd control problems and keep everything looking "normal."


Yes, it is Ghostbusters.


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Saturday, September 12, 2015

9/11/2015 Drone Footage of the WTC




A friend of mine had the wherewithal to take this spectacular footage and nice stills of the World Trade Center lit up on 9/11/2015. As anyone familiar with NYC will easily see, the footage was shot from Battery Park late at night, looking north. This is some of the best night-time footage of New York City that I can recall seeing, it really is a spectacular place when filmed and photographed properly.

Anyway, I'm really impressed by this. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.










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