Set from 'The Merchant of Venice' (2004)

These are scanned prints from my days as a film-set painter/carpenter. I worked on seven productions between 1991 and 2004, when Luxembourg was quite a popular location for small- to medium-budget movies, thanks mostly to tax incentives offered by the government there. I will always cherish the memories I have of those experiences. The work was long, hard, dirty and sometimes pretty dangerous, but it was also very creative, fantastic fun, and there was a lot of partying and general madness happening both on and off set - plus I got to meet and work with so many incredible people. Great memories indeed! The shot shown here is of a massive Venice set we recreated in Luxembourg for the movie 'The Merchant of Venice', which starred Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and Joseph Fiennes.

Photographer:
buckshot
Uploaded:
2014-03-16
Tags:
cinema film movie set venice
Camera:
Pentax P50
Film:
Kodak Gold 400 (35mm) (available in our shop)
City:
Luxembourg
Country:
Luxembourg
Albums:
Making Movies

7 Comments

  1. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    Note the ice on the canal - we worked right through the winter on this set.

  2. stratski
    stratski ·

    Lovely peek behind the scenes! While you were making these sets, I was working as a movie operater in a tiny theatre. I showed both the Mechant of Venice (don't remember what I thought of it) and Shadow of the Vampire (I loved that film!).

  3. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    @stratski That's a really cool connection! Glad you shared it :-)

  4. allanbendiksen
    allanbendiksen ·

    Interesting roll!

  5. mafiosa
    mafiosa ·

    Incredible re-creation!

  6. kibs
    kibs ·

    I love this album and your descriptions :)

  7. jess_spd
    jess_spd ·

    Lovely!

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