FILMING IN THE MOST WILD OF LOCATIONS

The scenes featuring the gigantic trees of the Forest Moon of Endor in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi were filmed in California’s Redwood National Park. Death Valley, California was also used as a filming location to create a more celestial landscape for the 1983 blockbuster, but the crew managed to do all their filming in secrecy under a false title to avoid unnecessarily price hikes.

YOU DON’T TAKE A PHOTOGRAPHY, YOU MAKE IT

I use focal length to control the feel of the shot. A wider focal length gives a sense of space or isolation. A longer focal brings everything closer and feels more intimate.

What seems to be just a boring, seaside town was actually the filming location for a number of popular movies including The Goonies, Short Circuit, Free Willy 1 and 2, The Ring and The Ring 2 and Into the Wild. Spend a few hours at the Oregon Film Museum[4] in Astoria to learn about all the different filming locations in the city and then head out to see them for yourself.

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
ANSEL ADAMS

Whether or not the exhibits come to life after the sun goes down at the American Museum of Natural History[6] is still in question, but you can easily stop by for a visit during the day. The 2006 movie starring Night At the Museum starring Ben Stiller features exterior shots of the real museum in New York City, but the interior shots in the movie were actually filmed on a soundstage in British Columbia. The set was modeled after the American Museum of Natural History.