The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences are holding a special exhibit called, “Crew Call 2011: Celebrating the Crafts”, which features in studio and on set photos taken by members of The Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers. The exhibition will be held September 9th – December 18th at The Academy Grand Lobby Gallery in Beverly Hills.
More details can be found at the official AMPAS website, www.oscars.org:
The Society of Motion Picture Still Photographers returns to the Academy’s Grand Lobby Gallery with a show of more than 115 new images, taken on film sets by 25 of their members. The Society’s previous exhibition, “Take 2,” was on display at the Academy in 2005.
The exhibition will include photographs depicting the work of numerous, and essential, ‘below-the-line’ craftspeople on a movie set, from animal wranglers, puppeteers, makeup artists, seamstresses, stunt performers and prop masters to grips, gaffers and P.A.s. Several images show how production design and visual effects departments work preparing sets and staging action sequences, and provide glimpses of how the magic of the movies is achieved during long days and nights of shooting.
Exhibiting photographers include Karen Ballard, Claudette Barius, Ron Batzdorff, Phil Bray, Andrew Cooper, François Duhamel, Sam Emerson, Anthony Friedkin, Melinda Sue Gordon, Brian Hamill, Suzanne Hanover, Kerry Hayes, David James, Douglas Kirkland, Rolf Konow, Jay Maidment, Frank Masi, Melissa Moseley, Macall Polay, Andrew Schwartz, David Strick, Suzanne Tenner, Jaimie Trueblood, Merie Weismiller Wallace and Barry Wetcher.
Admission is free.
Academy gallery hours:
Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Weekends, noon to 6 p.m.
Below are some of the images making up the exhibit:
Photo by Brian Hamill from Raging Bull
Photo by Rolf Konow from Seed of Chucky
Photo by David James from Superman Returns
Photo by Phil Bray from Yogi Bear 3D