HOOTING MORANA by JAMES
This was day one and shoot one and was quite a challenge to complete. Firstly in terms of logistically challenging trips up the mountain with all of the kit. Three cable cars would carry us and the crew to the top but the problem being the time getting there and then setting up.
The day of the Recce was a great day but today very misty & cloudy, these tended to roll in and out and if we were lucky we could get the shot when it cleared which it did.
Morana a Czech model called (FEL) and working in Germany was great at reading and understanding my direction and ideas often adding hers but more importably coveting the masterful look which was needed. It all mapped out to us having around 3o mins to shoot the look which sounds easy but as you can see from the shot, not a lot was being worn by the model and with the howling winds even in the sun it was a chilling -1c.
How it all mapped out.
We arrived at our Pension in Austria late at night, so on the morning of the location scouting at hinter-tux we awoke to truly breathtaking stunning scenery! Team Nader James, Phil and Mary and of course Marco(Producer) convened for coffee and breakfast then proceeded en route to the summit of Hintertux some 3000m above sea level.
Three cable car journeys later there we were, pretty much on top of the world! This was the sort of scenery that stays with you for life! Something of which team Nader often reflect back upon. After sourcing the perfect locations for the shoot we took the journey back down into Hintertux and relayed the order of the day to the rest of the team.Day two the team ventured to the top and we set up for the shoot, despite the awe inspiring views the weather at such altitudes is subject to quite severe and frequent changes so proved at times somewhat challenging, however the resulting shot makes all of this more than worthwhile, a truly iconic shot!