Orlando via Detroit?
As I suspected-when you allow the client's booking team to arrange flights, you find yourself on a flight to Florida via Michigan to save a tenner. After a grilling and a half at Customs, they finally allowed myself and my client, Chris (see with truck), in to the warmth of their country.
We had come to shoot the second fastest runner in the world (Tyson Gay), although being number two doesn't sound all that great does it.
Shooting abroad these days involves loads of prep and the hiring of local talent. Scott was my man and was rather good at his game. With a pickup full of Profoto, we headed off to the location and shot till he'd had enough. The light in Florida makes the whole job so much easier. It is almost distracting to look around as there are constant echoes of every documentary book where brightly coloured fire hydrants plague the page.
The afternoon off gave me the chance to cruise the Florida swamps via an Air Boat. Despite 1 million Alligators they proved incredibly elusive but hey ho, fun to do.