Iron Sky Shoot, Day 13: Blinded By Snow

December 4th, 2010 by Timo Vuorensola

Yesterday we had a bit of delay in the beginning of the day because we had to get rid of hundred square meters of snow. There’s a lot of ways to do it, but given that we were on the rooftop on seventh floor, we were limited to only few good options. The good old salt and warm water did the trick, but took the its time.

The reason we had picked the Frankfurt rooftop was because we wanted to see the “New York skyline”, which is not a very European phenomenon. When the sun set and the lights of the buildings were turned on (or left on, however…), the view became really nice. Although we had to rush through the shoot on the rooftop, we filmed an awesome and heartbreakingly beautiful material there.

Frankfurt skyline and the Iron Sky team (Photo by Tarja Jakunaho)

After the shoot, I said farewell to Udo Kier (he will join us in Australia later on, but his shootings here in Frankfurt are done for now), who – I must say – is an extremely charming and friendly gentleman.

Guess who's behind the door? (Photo by Tarja Jakunaho)

Then we had a big company move to Opel, where we did one nice scene and after that we finished our shoot at Opel (we had 3 locations there). We were told that the place will be completely renovated in the next two years, so we were lucky to be able to use it for the film before it was turned into a shopping mall. If somebody would come up the way to monetize old factories without destroying them so that they would be financially as productive as shopping malls, the world would be quite a bit more interesting and beautiful place.

Today is another day, and we’ll be shooting in the downtown Frankfurt, but luckily inside.

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2 Responses to “Iron Sky Shoot, Day 13: Blinded By Snow”

  1. Jaap says:

    Snow… I hope it’s not as bad in Frankfurt as here now…

    Btw, can’t wait for the beautiful city scapes at night, the new RED MX sensor captures such night shots beautifully, I bet even better than 35mm stock.

  2. skyscraperffm says:

    how long will you stay in frankfurt? would love to see you guys working.. maybe you need a set photographer? or a tourist guide