10 Tips for Filming in a Desert

Away from the comforts of a studio set, Evan Luzi provides 10 tips for filming in the dusty hot desert.


photo credit: spaceodissey


There’s nothing easy in a desert — food, water, shelter… filmmaking.
Recently I had a reader named David email me saying, “I am doing a shoot abroad in the desert with the Arri Alexa and was wondering if you knew of any tips to keep it safe from the elements, particularly with the sand and dust floating about.”

Sand and dust, while obviously expected, aren’t the only elements you have to worry about — there’s also incredible heat.

Shooting a movie in a desert means not only protecting the camera from all this, but also yourself and the rest of the equipment.

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