Re: Filming in winter weather

Oksana Dykyj (
Thu, 13 Nov 1997 17:33:38 +0000 (HELP)

>Apologies for an inappropriate list question, but I've got a deadline and
>need information fast and hope that someone can help out. Can anyone refer
>me to articles, or even stories, about the difficulties involved in filming
>in winter? From any perspective -- director, actor, cinematographer,
>producer, etc.


It's difficult to point you in the right direction because it's unclear to
me whether you are looking for anecdotal or technical information. I'm
assuming that by winter conditions you mean light exposure problems and
problems with cameras freezing up. I'm also assuming that you are interested
in film rather than video. Check American Cinematographer: I seem to
remember that they had an article on the filming of Fargo, ditto The
Shining. This periodical is indexed.
Kodak has loads of information on light and temperature issues.

If you have lots of time to look up biographies, Candian directors and
cinematographers have great sub-zero filmmaking experiences.

Oksana Dykyj Tel: 514-848-3443
Head, Visual Media Resources Fax: 514-848-3441
Audio-Visual Department H-342
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve West
Montreal, QC, H3G 1M8