First opened in 1871, Grand Central Terminal is a New York icon. And it is gorgeous. This was the first time I had been inside the terminal. When I was younger, Penn Station was my usual route to NY when I didn’t drive. We did some scouting before the shooting day and got a chance to soak in the place. Unfortunately, we didn’t have our tripods for the preliminary visit so our shooting was a bit limited.
Thanks to Candice, and after many communications, we were armed with permits and off to shoot in the space. Our plan was to shoot business, a modern day vampire, and the architecture itself. That turned out to be quite an ambitious plan and unfortunately we did not fit it all in.
But we couldn’t have asked for better people to work with that day. First, the folks at CSI rentals were a true pleasure to meet. I got a great vibe from them on the phone when I first called in the rentals and in person they were just as helpful. Chance von Spiessbach, our fabulous model, was a blast to work with and turned out to be quite the celebrity at GCT. Mia Bauman, our makeup artist, was a last minute connection that proved to be the perfect choice.
Here are some behind the scene shots of everyone at work. Left to right: Candice in zen mode. Chance working on his teeth fittings. Mia doing her artistry.
Here are some shots from the day.