"Industrials" are a classic genre of survival for documentary filmmakers, and Wayne Ewing has shot quite a few.
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These two short clips are from a couple of Wayne's favorite gigs – Inside the Pyramids, and a classic behind-the-scenes look at the Bureau of Printing and Engraving about how money is made. Both were shot for Muheim Motion Pictures of Chicago, Illinois.
"Inside the Pyramid" is part of a series for the Ancient Egypt Research Associates lead by archaeologist Mark Lehner who gives this tour of the inside of the Great Pyramid of Giza. Shooting inside the Pyramid with no electricity and virtually no available light was a challenge, especially for a two man crew consisting of Ewing and Producer/Director Mark Muheim. They powered a couple of Lowell lights from a Rifa kit with two Anton Bauer 12 volt batteries. Time was the biggest constraint: after waiting for days to shoot inside the pyramid without the usual line of tourists in the way, they had 45 minutes to complete the photography before Colonel Qaddafi's Daughter's Wedding party took over the venue. The Libyans had a huge party tent set up by the Pyramids. Those were the days in 2009 before the Arab Spring.
The Bureau of Printing and Engraving presented a wide array of characters and this video profiles one engraving artist named Dixie. The video is an interesting contract to the massive Great Pyramid. Here the frame and the focus is often no larger than a fingernail.
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