Friday, June 17, 2011

Stuck overnight at an airport; two guys decide to make a video

STUCK from Joe Ayala on Vimeo.


OK, listen up all you Steven Spielberg wannabes...forget about film school.

Just watch this video. It'll teach you everything you need to know about filmmaking.

Here's the set-up: "While on their way home from Formula Drift Palm Beach, Larry Chen and and [Joe Ayala] found themselves stranded over night in the Dallas airport as their flights home were canceled. The [above video] is a brief summary of the events that took place that night."

The boys have answered a few questions about the making of the film.
Q: How did you pull if off with just the two of you? Some professionals have commented that they thought you had a crew.

A: We didn't have a tripod with us but I had gear to shoot cars, so we used a suction cup mount, and we used a magic arm mount that is something that clamps on to anything. We clamped it on to the stalls in the bathroom, and to this railing for the escalator shot. But like, it's just like normal stuff, grip stuff that any professional photographer would have.

Q: Did you run into any security? The airport seems incredibly empty.

LC: Yes, there were security guards rolling around.

JA: They sort of just stopped, looked, and realized that we weren't a threat and moved on.
By the way, before you ask, yes, the good people who run the Dallas Airport are just a little upset.

Airport spokesman David Magaña said that while DFW appreciates the creativity and humor demonstrated by the filmmakers, it does not condone the fact that they entered an eatery after business hours. “The video did point out the need to better secure this restaurant, and that issue is being addressed immediately,” he said.

Magaña added that security agents did observe the filmmakers at the airport, but “because the filmmakers were presenting no threat to themselves, to others or to flight safety, and were causing no damage, there was no imperative to curtail their activities.”

1 comment:

  1. I love this video. Thanks for the backstory, too!


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