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The Crash

The Crash

By SF Said

Saturday, April 23, 2005

 

The Internet has been down in Igloolik for days: no access at all. That's why we haven't been posting anything new on the site this week. But a lot has been happening - and here's some of the backlog!

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December 3, 2009

Party Night!

Party Night!

By SF Said

Thursday, April 21, 2005

 

Wednesday, late afternoon. We're shooting in the biggest igloo, right in the centre of the Snow Palace. As I walk in, my first thought is that it would make a great party space - and that's exactly right, because tonight we're shooting a party scene.

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December 3, 2009

Frozen Bread?

Frozen Bread?

By SF Said

Friday, April 15, 2005

 

The good news first. The camera is OK. After its traumatic shut-down during the blizzard scene, it reset itself overnight and is now working fine. But will it function next time we try to shoot during a blizzard? There's only one way to find out...

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December 3, 2009

The Blizzard Scene

The Blizzard Scene

By SF Said

Thursday, April 14, 2005

 

Wednesday morning. There's a strong wind blowing through Igloolik. It's not quite a blizzard - there's reasonable visibility - but the air is full of snow, and it looks like it's getting worse.

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December 3, 2009

Director Eats Set

Director Eats Set

By SF Said

Monday, April 11, 2005

 

Shooting a film inside an igloo poses some unique problems. Movie cameras are delicate pieces of equipment. They need to be kept dry, secure, and at a constant temperature.

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December 3, 2009

First Night of Shooting

First Night of Shooting

By SF Said

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

 

9pm - I arrive at Norman Cohn's house Tuesday evening for the first night of shooting. All the streets around his house have been sealed off by Francis Choquette and his team. They will remain sealed until the shoot finishes.

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December 3, 2009