Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Another year...

Well... another year has come and gone...
Cheers all,
Christine + Owen

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Project: Short film...

Shooting
INT. CAR - DRIVING - NIGHT - Raining















Who is that mysterious woman?

Search LABELS: Trailer Project

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Child's Play


The Backstory- Three Things Happened.

While we were filming GROW! in the summer of 2010 at the Swancy's Riverview Farm in Ranger, Georgia, two things happened. The first was when we met Wes and Charlotte Swancys' son Graham. The second was when we heard the wild screaming of their hungry hogs at feeding time. The sound of the hogs, if one didn't know they were happy and hogs, might bring to mind 'attack of the alien monsters.' It was a squealing, roaring, barking cacophony and sounded like the perfect noise for a horror film. A kernel of an idea was planted and then, just as abruptly, left alone as GROW! needed to be shot.

Returning in October to film more B-roll and interviews at Riverview, we shot late into the afternoon. As it is at least an hour’s drive back to Atlanta it was suggested that we spend the night and get an early start to continue filming the next day. Charlotte made arrangements for us to bivouac at their neighbor’s cabin across the road and that's when the third thing happened: we were introduced to a beautiful ruin of out buildings and a tumbling down farmhouse (and a most charming cozy cabin in which to spend the night).

We wandered the property, called Blue Fork Farm and considered it as a location for a horror/suspense/something/anything film- it was just so glorious in it's decline. We had to do something. Yes. Exhausted, we hit the bed and slept.

Rising early and grabbing the still camera, we took scouting shots of the tobacco barn, the old house and assorted angles of the location then headed out across the road to continue filming GROW!
Sometime in December, losing our minds with GROW! trying to get some kind of cut we could call final, we came across thescouting pix of Blue Fork and it all started to come together:
Graham had, since first meeting him, been seared into our imaginations as a film character of mysterious, diabolical powers and we really wanted to put him in a movie. Then there was the pig’s screaming noise (monster? aliens??) and lastly, the beautiful ruined, crumbling farm; what did it all mean? How did the pieces fit together? We knew we had to do a film.

The Swancy’s, being the cool folks that they are agreed to let Graham be in our as yet to be conceived production.

Then, we realized we needed a few other characters and asked Russell Cook (who with his wife Cameron and their band "Little Country Giants" had supplied the music for GROW!) if he and their daughter Frankie Lee would consent to be in the film that was now beginning to take shape in our minds.

Next came the location… Would the owners of Blue Fork Farm, Andy and Ana Bailie be willing to let us film on their property?  A nice leap of faith for a couple who barely knew us or knew what we were planning to shoot. 

We heard "yes" across the board. OK. All we needed was a script. So we knocked together a story line of sorts, Owen developed a shot list and storyboards and Christine wrote some dialogue.

Good to go.

For the past ten months we had been filming and editing GROW! and if you have seen it you know it is a light filled, sun drenched feast for the eyes. We sorely needed to get out of the edit suite and get a visual cleansing so we opted for a de-saturated and darker look for this project. We secured December 30th, 2011 as a shoot date. Early that morning we brought along a loaf of bread, peanut butter, jelly, our espresso maker and a 6 pack of Guinness, (that was our Craft Service) and hit the road and headed up to Ranger.

The day was perfect: overcast, dreary. The leaves had abandoned the trees. Blackbirds swarmed and screeched.

We had limned out the general story to the cast and let them pick their own wardrobe; as you can see they did a sweet job. Wes drove his pickup truck over for "The Man" to drive and we were rolling.
We didn't tell Graham and Frankie exactly what it was about; we didn’t want to confuse their young minds with the nuances of filmmaking- so when Russell walks up, we told them to "stare hard at him like you are reading his mind."

Well that worked. Actually everything worked. And then it got even better.

After we finished filming and the kids were eating PB&J's and the adults were slamming espresso and quaffing Guinness, Frankie asked what we were going to use for music in the film. Hmmm, hadn't thought about that. “I’ll write a song for you if you get me paper and a pencil” she said. Russell smiled, we smiled and Christine ran off to get the requested materials. Frankie began humming to herself and proceeded to scratch out a tune. After about fifteen minutes she announced she was done. Oh, well in that case...

So we rolled sound not knowing exactly what she had confected. Frankie started singing and we were just blown away. Russell, a songwriter of immense talent and experience was blown away (and a little proud). It was one of those moments when you go weightless and cannot believe what is happening.
And that was a wrap.

We cut the film, it won Best Directors Short at the Atlanta Horror Film Festival, and we laughed about how sometimes projects almost put themselves together. Sweet serendipity.



























Online Theatre: Watch it now > CHILD'S PLAY

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Little Surprises

With over a thousand of our images in stock at Getty, it's still rare to just run across one in use even though they are in play everyday worldwide, so when looking at the morning news on Huffington Post and one pops up, we shouldn't be surprised but we are.


Oh and then there's this...

... good times.

Quiz Q: Who was the hand model?

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

On Assignment...

In Atlanta - December 3rd & 4th with stylist/author Lisa Kline Mowry at the St. Regis Atlanta.

Can't show you a pic of the shoot but here is one of the always amazing Power Trio:

























... and thx l.k.m. for the sweet fetish! c+o

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Cottage Style

On newsstands now: Cottage Style Fall/Winter 2013













Nashville, TN
Styling: Anna Forkum
Photo: Anthony-Masterson
BHG.com/CottageStyle

Saturday, November 23, 2013

What they say...

A lot of things are said about us but this brightened our day:
Christine and Owen are- 
1. Amazing people 
2. Talented film artists and 
3. Wear very cool sunglasses.

Thx Brew.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

On the roof...

... of the Louisville Hyatt Regency for Terra Firma photo session.
































Photos by Erin Raftery

Thanks Erin for coming up to the roof with us and documenting the session. Incredible shots!

Friday, November 15, 2013

On the road...

... in Louisville, Kentucky for the Empowering Women Veterans Conference 2013.
There will be a private sneak-preview-test screening for conference attendees only. The three principal women veteran farmers of Terra Firma will be here and we intend on getting photos of them together!

More intel on conference here > EWVC2013

Thursday, November 7, 2013

On Assignment... Rock Hill, SC

Shooting 2014 kids Halloween party. Monsters...

UPDATE: Friday 11/8
Thank you Ann Blevins, Adria Ruff and Maureen Anders (Anders-Ruff), the kids, the moms... super shoot. 

Wish we could sneak-peak some set pix but you'll have to wait till publication.
In the meantime here is a "between set-ups" shot of the kids-

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

On location... Franklin, GA

At Frolona Farm in Franklin, Georgia, filming two episodes of Field Trip! with Josh Davis.


Sunday, November 3, 2013

Digging vinyl...

Production office grooves...
Been picking up some sweet, clean vinyl sounds.
Here's just a small sample of some new additions to the collection.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

On location... Grant Park, Atlanta

At Grant Park Farmers Market in Atlanta, Georgia to film Lauren Cox of Le Tru Lune for Field Trip! episode #30!

Watch all > Field Trip! Channel at Georgia Organics

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Systems Upgrade 10252013

We like to keep our production office on the cutting edge of technology.
This is our latest equipment acquisition:



Monday, October 21, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

GROW! goes to Antwerp

GROW! screening Sunday October 20th 2013 4:30PM
Krachtvoer Festival
Antwerp, Belgium
More info at: GROW! Krachtvoer Festival

























Official website growmovie.net

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

fyi...

We're excited to announce a special sneak preview screening of Terra Firma
for attendees only at the Empowering Women Veterans Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, November 15th.  See you there!

NOTE: THIS IS A PRIVATE SCREENING FOR ATTENDEES OF THE CONFERENCE ONLY

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

GROW! goes to Prague

Life Sciences Film Festival
October 14-18 2013 Prague, Czech Republic

Screening date: Oct 16th

International festival of documentary films on food and agricultural sciences.


















Official web site Life Sciences Film Festival

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Thousands of Images...

That's what we are looking at as we revamp our photography web site... see you on the other side. C+O

Monday, October 7, 2013

GROW! Around The World

Who knew Georgia farmers were so hot!
October is a globetrotting month for our documentary GROW! with screenings in Charleston South Carolina, Prague Czech Republic, Petoskey Michigan, Antwerp Belgium and back to Denver Colorado.

For all GROW! info visit the GROW! Blog


Saturday, September 7, 2013

On Assignment.... Nashville

It's a 7 days/ 4 stories/ 4 locations/ 3 magazines marathon. Whip it.

Wish we could post some pix- but you'll have to wait for publication...

Thanks to Anna Forkum for getting the props, locations and scheduling together- a monster job masterly executed.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Field Trip!

Sunday morning / 7:23AM
Headed out early to Griffin Georgia to film another episode of Field Trip!
Today we're killing chickens with Jay Averett at Meadowlark Gardens.




Friday, August 23, 2013

On Assignment: GuestBook-Atlanta

Heading out- shooting restaurant/food story for 2014 edition of Where Atlanta Guestbook with writer Serina Patrick. Chef Zeb Stevenson will be sharing his favorite food spots on the Buford Highway.

























Zeb sampling Fried Pig Ears at 101

  Check out Serina Patrick's "Hot Dish Review"

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Terra Firma

It was a year ago today we started filming Terra Firma. Our first stop was Anna Mann's farm in Mt Airy, NC. TERRA FIRMA ON FACEBOOK: http://on.fb.me/1dpfbcG















We are currently in post production... Simon Beins, award winning composer (City Dark, Truck Farm) is working on original music... The Little Country Giants have contributed a song... Mike Lorey of Rationally Creative is working on the web site... we continue working through color correction, sound design and legal... onward.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Project: Short film...

The TRAILER PROJECT
INT. REZ CHAMBER - NIGHT Rez working at computer















Search LABELS: Trailer Project

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Yes-

We will be attending the GROW! screening at Green Market Piedmont Park. We'll be on hand to answer questions about the making of the film as well as discuss our ongoing FIELD TRIP! project for Georgia Organics and our next documentary TERRA FIRMA. 
See you there.


Saturday August 10th 11:30AM
Piedmont Park, Atlanta, GA
Screening INFO

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

On location... Blairsville

At Sun Dog Farm outside of Blairsville Georgia to film Darby Smith for another Field Trip! episode.















UpDate: Friday August 2, 2013.
Episode is posted!

GO TO : Field Trip! - Biodynamic Farming

Friday, July 26, 2013

Project: Short film

Shooting a short film w/a cast of unusual characters.  Search LABELS: Trailer Project
















Wednesday, July 24, 2013

On assignment...

...  in Atlanta.
With stylist/field editor Lisa Kline Mowry.
It's going to be a great day.




















Crack team: working hard- working smooth- working fast.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Field Trip!

In the Edit Suite with Field Trip! for Georgia Organics. Working on two episodes with Jenny and Chris Jackson of JennyJack Sun Farm, Pine Mt. Georgia.

Georgia Organics Field Trip! All Episodes

Monday, July 8, 2013

GROW! on Natural Heroes

Natural Heroes is an award-winning series seen on Public Television in the United States. Their mission is to celebrate independent filmmakers who turn their lens on our natural world, and to showcase encouraging, inspiring stories of people who are making positive differences for our environment. 

GROW! is happy to be a part of Season 6. Check local listings or go to:

Natural Heroes


















Shows running time: 26mins
This is a 24 minute cut of GROW!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

On location... Cedar Rapids

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Filming "TERRA FIRMA."

So OK! After waiting through days of torrential rains, flooding, tornado warnings, more rain, thunder and lightning (the likes of which we have never before witnessed) plus all the hoop-jumping to get corporate property releases approved and then signed (and the back and forth between our attorney and their people for the 'fine points') not to mention the changing of flights, car rental arrangements, hotel accommodations and adjustments to location and subject schedules... we have got the shots!

To read the full account go to: On location... UpDates




















Thursday, June 20, 2013

On location... Pine Mountain

Pine Mountain, Georgia
Filming two episodes of "Field Trip!" at Jenny-Jack Sun Farm.

















Christine surveying location

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

AMP Staff Get Away

The entire staff of Anthony-Masterson Productions are in Charleston, South Carolina for a long deserved break. We have been cracking the whip and they deserve a few days of sun, sand, surf, day dreaming and kicking back. Accommodations are at The Tides on Folly Island.

Monday, May 27, 2013

On the road...

Heading to Charleston, South Carolina on the backroads, "Exile On Main Street" blasting, the windows down and with the hot, humid summer air blowing in, a loaded gun camera at the ready.

















Farm house. Highway 78, between Elko and Blackwell, SC.
Coordinates @33.37051688171176,-81.34118556976318


anthonymasterson.com

Friday, May 24, 2013

Project: GPP/Chefs

Project: Georgians for Pastured Poultry - Atlanta Chefs.
 
Photos + Design by Anthony-Masterson

Pastured Poultry Week - June 10 > 16 - New York City & Georgia.


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

FIELD TRIP!

Check out the latest episodes with Tripp Eldridge of White Oak Pastures, Ryan Graycheck of Greyfield Inn Gardens, Brendan Prendergast of Koinonia Farm and Bobby Wilson of Metro Atlanta Urban Garden at Georgia Organics.

vimeo.com/channels/gofieldtrip

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Project: Short film...

The TRAILER Project - 1st Posting

This is a trailer for a movie that does not exist. Filming over the next couple of months with a large cast of interesting faces intensely going about some extremely important stuff in a hurry.

INT. NIGHT - On the phone...















Search LABELS: Trailer Project

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

"Field Trip!" on location

Filming Brendan at Koinonia Farm, Americus, GA.
Filming Tripp at White Oak Pastures, Bluffton, GA.
Production photos by Donn Cooper, Farmer Services Coordinator at Georgia Organics
Donn with Brendan and Tripp
New FIELD TRIP! with Bobby Wilson talking about direct seeding of beans : gofieldtrip

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

On the road...

... with Donn Cooper from Georgia Organics heading for Koinonia Farm in Americus Georgia to film a Field Trip! episode. Then to Cafe Campesino in Americus for the opening of the garden and an outdoor screening of GROW!
Wednesday we are up early and heading to White Oak Pastures to shoot two episodes of Field Trip! with Tripp Eldridge.
Photos soon...

Monday, April 29, 2013

On location... Cumberland Island

Cumberland Island, Georgia
Greyfield Garden at Greyfield Inn filming two episodes of "Field Trip!" with Ryan Graycheck.














Watch "Field Trip!" at  Georgia Organics Field Trip!