This past week we held a
two-full-days excursion to every location handpicked by our location
scout team. These
two days were devoted to technical dissections for each location and each scene
within each location.
We would get to the location and
Raymond would initiate the dialogue
with the description of the scene that would take place there, then the many
heads of departments would take over and scrutinize each section of the
location, jot down measurements, take light readings, piece together the stunt
sequences & gather an array of photos on the location for further
Director Raymond De Felitta addressing crew
Through the process of finding
the perfect locations to shoot ‘Rob the Mob’, we came across fascinating neighborhoods that embodied the essence
of New York.From the Italian
American “pork stores” of Brooklyn (and their delicious rice balls), to the
merengue & salsa- infused streets of The Bronx, and the cemetery-full
landscapes of Queens… every one of these neighborhoods holds it’s own aromas,
languages and attitudes.
The jukebox at one of our locations was displaying 'MOB HITS'
(a tribute to great mob movies)
... coincidence? I don't know...
Many of these seemingly hidden
places gave the impression of being timeless, and it transported us to another
plane where we can unravel the happenings of the story we are about to tell. ‘Rob
the Mob’ will unquestionably bring
together the authenticity of New York through its great locations. More pics of DAY1 of TECH scout.