Q: What’s the coolest place you’ve ever shot?
I shot a documentary series in a gold mine in the
Western Australian Outback that was both terrifying and exhilarating. It was
about a mile underground, took about 45 minutes to drive down to, and was well
over 100 degrees with 20 pounds of emergency gear on everyone. It was like
shooting on another planet, and gave us a real appreciation of what it means to
be a miner.
The Girl Is in Trouble
Copacabana Beach in Rio de
Janeiro. This is by far one of the most beautiful and sexiest places I’ve ever
been to. Body image doesn’t conform to American standards and the freedom from
that is in full effect everywhere you go. That carefree sexiness seeps into
your footage naturally.
The FedEx sort facility for Cast
Away. You’re in this vast building. All around you, above and below,
tens of thousands of packages rolling through a never-ending labyrinth that
looks like something M.C. Escher and Rube Goldberg dreamed up over beers. What
made it the coolest was Zemeckis’ camera following just one single package
through the infinite.