“Behind the Scenes” pics from the upcoming Mustang movie, CHASING WILD.

I’ve been following the production of a mustang movie called, CHASING WILD, on FB.

I don’t know anything about the movie… but what attracted me was, of course, the marriage of my two favorite things:  production and horses.  (For those of you who are new to the blog, I was a commercial producer for a very long time.  Loved it!)

Today, the CHASING WILD Facebook post was a “behind the scenes” album of stills.  There were many more that I didn’t choose, only because I had to limit my take here… so go look at this page to see them all.

I will say, I love the photography… and the horses they picked (or were given or they adopted, I don’t know) look very robust and fine.

Here we go!  Click here to see all the ‘behind the scenes’ pics.

Chasing Wild added 119 new photos from March 18, 2018 to the album: Behind The Scenes — with Matt Katsolis and Byron Hogan at Colorado.
March 18, 2018 ·

Photography by Robert Snow

(All the comments on these photos are mine – not from anyone connected with the film.)

A lovely tack room.

This looks like a meeting of the ‘above the line’ people. (I have no idea, just surmising.)

Some of the gorgeous horses.

Nice shot.

Pretty… I loved his jacket! Later we will see the guy in the water who took this shot.

This looks like a script ‘read through’.

I put this in because it is such a typical production shot. These key people are all looking at the playback monitors. Probably the director, DP, makeup/wardrobe, lighting/grip and producer…

Very pretty shot… Note the heavy gyro gear on these two cameramen. You’ve probably heard of steadicam. These rigs allow the cameramen to hold the cameras level and follow the action.  The rigs are heavy and cumbersome.

This is a guy from the sound department, handing our comms – headsets to listen to the action. Or he is handing out batteries for the comms.. I love this horse!

And here he is again! Nosing one of the cameras.

Gorgeous shot.

Another amazing shot of the wild horses coming off of the truck for the first time.


I think the story involved boys without mentors… or boys that need direction or a purpose. Here I had to put this shot in because this camera operator is STANDING ON A LADDER, with one foot on the panel and maneuvering his rig (and very expensive camera) as he dangles over into the round pen.

Another gorgeous shot.

I loved this for the choice of reds on this barn. Note the Chimera white roof that diffuses the light. I wonder why the boom guy has a scarf around his mouth in almost every shot…?  They shoot 2 cameras for most scenes so they have two angles to cut between when editing.  Solves lots of later issues…

This shot cracked me up. It looks to me to be an early scout. Like when no one really knew what to wear – yet. Or, it is the production people, who rarely leave the motorhome, having to take a scout. Not sure, but the last guy has the walkie so I’m guessing he is the location scout.

Gorgeous. This was shot in Colorado.

I was trying to figure this out… it looks like some sort of camera car rig.

Guys messing with the drone as they were losing the light. Either they were getting it ready for a final shot of the day, or they were putting it away.

A long lens shot… very far away. Gorgeous! Hard to believe the boom can pick up audio from that far away, right?!

OK, so here is the camera car rig set up. They’ve chosen a super ATV and mounted everything they need on the front or the back, depending.

I loved this shot because you see the guy holding the shiny board to bounce light onto the horse and rider… and then the underwater camera rig and operator. He looks happy. Underwater photography is a tough job. Often they wear weights to keep them under the water. Lots of times they wear air tanks. Most underwater camera boxes are yellow.

Aha! Here we see the camera mounts on the camera car rig. They had these on the front and back so they could catch all of the tracking shots of the horses and riders moving quickly.



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Blaze the day of his injury and the next day, after surgery.

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