Last year I was interviewed by Catalonian author and blogger Sergi Escarmis Costa concerning my coverage of Dawn of the Dead in 1978. The interview is now available in the Spanish edition of SciFi WORLD Magazine. I am hopefully that eventually it will also be available in english. Just click on the link below to read the Spanish interview.
Here is another one that has never been published for my passionate Facebook and Blog Zombie fans. As most of you know, I was on the location of Dawn of the Dead as a journalist for two nights and have published many of the better images on my commercial site.
This is George Romero directing his principal actors between shots on location in Monroeville Mall in 1978.
There are millions of fans of Zombie Films and thanks to The Walking Dead and other movies the genre is stronger than ever. What is surprising to me is the number of fans that exist for a movie made almost 40 years ago. Not only that but the fans are passionate! I was on the location of Dawn of the Dead as a journalist for two nights and have published many of the better images on my commercial site.
However my Facebook fans keep asking me to publish all of them so I am starting that process even though most of these images have degraded in quality and were not that good to begin with. This is a picture of Jeanie Jefferies the blond beauty that doubled as an extra and make up artist on the film. She is almost as popular as the film itself. Normally I would not have published this because you can’t even see her face but this is history and besides Jeanie looks great even from the side.
This is the fourth in a series of pencil renderings based on my behind the scene images of Dawn of The Dead taken on location for Pittsburgh Magazine in 1977. This one is Tom Savini an actor who was also the film’s make up director. You can see more images form the location shooting by clicking here. .
This is the third in a series of pencil renderings based on my behind the scene images of Dawn of The Dead taken on location for Pittsburgh Magazine in 1977. This is Ken Foree, one of the stars of the movie and still a working actor today. You can see more images form the location shooting by clicking here. .
I have started to experiment with doing pencil renderings of some of my on location images from Dawn of the Dead filmed in part at Monroeville Mall in 1978.This one is of Jeanie Jefferies who was a make up artist and also the “Blonde Zombie” from the movie. This is the first of a series.
As a journalist on a movie set you have a license to observe and report. What I found interesting was the mood swings that are cause by events. In this image, the Director, George Romero and Director of Photography (DP) Michael Gornick were trying to figure out how to deal with the reflections from the fountain. The two shots were taken seconds apart on the set of Dawn of the Dead at Monroeville Mall in 1978.. You can buy a print of this image at my commercial gallery by clicking here.
The Joy and Anguish of Directing George Romero 1978
Continuing with this week’s anniversary celebration of my first year of blogging, this was originally published in February 0f 2012.
I had the privilege of being a journalist on the original 1978 “Dawn of the Dead” and have offered some of the behind the scenes images for sale on my commercial site. I don’t have too many of Gaelyn Ross who was the pretty blonde star of the movie. She was hard to get to unless she was in a shot since every male extra and crew member on the set were acting like male dogs. It turns out she became a pretty good documentary filmmaker who made Killing Kasztner in 2008 among others. Here she is being filmed byy Michael Gornick in a scene form Dawn of the Dead 1978.You can buy a print of this image on my commercial gallery by clicking here.
This is another image from Dawn of the Dead (1978) that I have never published before. It took some time to resolve the reflection issue from the fountain. After they did, a crew member takes a light reading right before the action started for the scene. Buy this one or see other images from my Zombie collection at my commercial portfolio by clicking here.