What you'll do
We'll meet at Zendo Art/Coffee, introduce ourselves, and get oriented. We'll talk about cinematography, story formula, we'll walk around downtown visiting locations. We'll block out some basic shots. We will capture some action, murals & street art along the way. We'll end up at a key Breaking Bad location. How did BB end up in production in Albuquerque NM? How did the setting affect the dynamics of the story? Why is it considered a “Neo-Western?” What visual comes to mind first when Vince Gilligan (creator) thinks of ABQ? Where is the super-lab? Why did the series end abruptly? How has the series engaged with the arts community? What was the impact on Albuquerque? Why is Vince Gilligan back in ABQ? We’ll follow the clues, watching for signs and symbols, insider information that will shed a new light on this world-wide phenomenon. What about the sound-design? Did it help the scene? Who wrote the music?
As a kid, I used to carry a video recorder, everywhere, as if it was taped to my arm. When I got a chance to work on Breaking Bad, I watched as the show turned into a phenomenon with 20-30 locations along Route 66. I grew up exploring the murals, and finding hidden views around Albuquerque. My passion for cinematography has made it possible to be a part of the Neo-Western, film culture, which attracted movie companies like Netflix. I will give guests insider access to connect with the show and see it through the lens of someone who lives here.
We will bring field production equipment, a video monitor, audio equipment which we will utilize, as needed, along the way.
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Where you'll be
We will visit landmarks, public artworks, alleys, walkways and overpasses where the TV series & local artists left their mark on the city.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. The more experience with cinematography and film craft, the better, but our experience is designed for film enthusiasts and film professionals alike.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Our primary concern is safety, We will observe and abide by Iatse safety bulletins, and union guidelines.
Film Craft on 66 - Beyond Breaking Bad