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BOSPOAT - Best On Set Photo Of All Time: Getting Enough Coverage

Posted By Administration, Friday, August 3, 2018

This shot from producer and PGA member Kim Waltrip suggested a few possibilities:
A. Universal is remaking The Invisible Man. (They’ll take care of the hands in post.)
B. The CIA operative serving as an on-set consultant doesn’t want his cover blown.
C. The sun is really, really strong these days.

The gentleman depicted here is—ironically enough for an on-set photography contest—the on-set photographer for Waltrip’s feature Walk To Vegas, Raymond Liu. The photo above is from one of the production days on location in Soledad Canyon, in the Antelope Valley north of Los Angeles. This shot comes from a stretch of days that went well into the 90s, while the location provided little relief from the punishing sun. In an effort to beat the UV rays as much as the heat, Liu took the unusual step of covering just about every inch of exposed skin, save for the hands he’d need to manage his gear.

Given the realities of climate change, exterior shoots like this aren’t likely to get any more comfortable in the coming years.  Production can be a dangerous business if you don’t take precautions against natural and man-made threats alike. For Waltrip, that meant the team “needed to keep everyone as comfortable as possible. So we had umbrellas, sunblock, hats, and spray bottles everywhere. Thankfully one of our product placement clients was Trimino Water, who delivered cases of water to set. That deal kept our costs at bay and we stayed hydrated on those brutal days.”

Simultaneously trimming the budget and saving your team from dehydration? That’s called producing, ladies and gentlemen. Thank you Kim, for sending in the photo. And good luck to Mr. Liu, who hopefully has booked some interior gigs this summer. 

We know what you’re thinking. “Best of all time? No way. I’ve got an on-set photo way better than that.” If that’s the case, we dare you to prove it. Submit it to Before you submit, please review the contest rules at Because no matter how great your photo is, we have no desire to get sued over it.

Tags:  film  kim  vegas  walk  waltrip 

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