August, 2011 – Graham Miln

Photogenic Melbourne

Melbourne is frequently used for filming. On the weekend we moved here, a feature film had half of Flinders Street covered in a 1940s era facade and the other half in black cloth to hide modern lighting and fittings.

Feature film crew masking out street

Feature film props in place on Flinders Street

Filming gear on the street

Film crews often appear overnight with their array of trucks and vans. They stay one day or two at most and then move on.

A couple of weekends ago our street was used for the filming of a car advert. This was not the first time our little street has been featured in a car advert. It means some interruption to the local residents’ routines, but offers some fun photo opportunities.

Camera and rig

Front mounted car camera rig