Wish upon a laser

Chapter 2: Transferring from site to screen

Wish upon a laser

Transferring from site to screen

Filmed in Amsterdam, the film crew had to capture complete rows of houses. These included the entire façades on the Brouwersgracht, Leidtsegracht and other canal venues in Amsterdam. All the windows in the houses had to be blacked out as they would have been at that time during WWII. In addition, modern houses had to be masked by erecting mock façades.

The façades were able to be photographed extremely well and dimensioned using Leica DISTO™ sketch, the free app able to create ground plans or tables on iPhones and iPads. All data was continuously sent to Tegetmeier’s tablet where all the information was recorded.

“With the DISTO™ sketch app, I could easily save all our measurements and work with them directly on my tablet on the set, saving time and costly returns to the office to process the data,” said Tegetmeier. “We were able to quickly get the set designed and ready for filming.”

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Story: Wish upon a laser
Chapter 1: Setting the scene with distance laser measurement
Chapter 2: Transferring from site to screen

Reporter 75 - June 2016

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