In our series of blog posts – the “New Normal” – we are looking at what creative options have been put in place to offset the disruption that Covid-19 has caused for production businesses here in Oregon. This month we caught up with Gary Nolton, Owner/Director at Limbo Films.
Oregon Film (OF): Assuming the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted your business, like so many others, what aspect would you say has been the most surprising?
My what a busy year 2012 turned out to be! We produced spots for Mead Notebooks, Ikea, Intel, Kent State University, Cadet Heating, Leatherman Tools, and the Portland Trail Blazers.
Once the creatives at New York agency Ryan Partners gave Limbo Films the green light on a national spot for Five Star/Mead Notebooks our first task was setting the excellent trainers from Boones Animals in Hollywood to work. For 2 weeks prior to our Santa Monica based shoot they trained 4 hero and 4 back-up pooches to do the tricks required by the script and all their work paid off. Continue reading... “Happy Holidays from Limbo Films!”
with Cinematographer Gary Nolton
Lighting is about more than providing enough illumination for a good exposure, it is a vital element of the art of filmmaking. Artfully applied light adds texture, depth and shape to everything within a scene. With the DSLR revolution, filmmaking is becoming more about imagination and less about expensive equipment. Yet while these cameras require far less light than their film counterparts, if the cinematography is not enhancing the story then a major piece of the film making equation is missing. Continue reading... “Lighting Workshop by Gary Nolton”