April 16, 2018
Position: Fixtures Technician
Fixtures Foreman: Shorty Haralson
As a fixtures technician with over 25 years of experience in the film industry, I can confidently say that working on “Boss Level” was a truly unique and exciting experience. The film, directed by Joe Carnahan and starring Frank Grillo, Mel Gibson, and Naomi Watts, is a thrilling action-comedy about a retired special forces agent who is stuck in a time loop, reliving the same day over and over again.
From a technical standpoint, the lighting for this film was particularly challenging, as it required a great deal of precision and attention to detail. The film’s time loop concept meant that we had to create a variety of different lighting setups for the same scenes, to reflect the different iterations of the day. This required a lot of planning and coordination between the various departments, including the camera and electric departments.
One of the most challenging scenes to light was the film’s final battle, which takes place in a high-tech underground facility. The scene involved a lot of fast-paced action and special effects, so it was important that the lighting was able to keep up with the action and help create a sense of tension and excitement. We used a combination of practical and special effects lighting, including strobe lights and smoke machines, to create a dramatic and dynamic atmosphere.
From a film fan perspective, I can say that “Boss Level” is a great action film with a unique plot that keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout. The performances by the lead actors were excellent, particularly Frank Grillo, who brings a great energy and intensity to the role of the protagonist. The film’s action scenes are well choreographed and executed, with a good balance of humor throughout. The special effects are also well done and enhance the film overall.
Overall, I am very proud of the work that we did on “Boss Level” and I believe that the film is a great example of how lighting can be used to enhance the storytelling and create a more immersive viewing experience. As a fan of filmmaking, I highly recommend this movie to anyone who is looking for a thrilling and entertaining action film.