Wesley Cavins
Hallowed Ground
Crew Position: Gaffer
Status: Now Playing
Genre: Horror, Drama
Prod. Co.: Historia Films
Release Date: 2018
Rating: R
Position Desc: I worked as Gaffer on this feature in July of 2018. Shot on location in Hattiesburg, MS. Duties included hoisting 6 x 6 diffusion frame for a 1200w HMI on a combo riser, building a Dracast led luggage rack car mount rig, exterior 750w source 4’s, 650w+ CTO flicker box rig w/ scrims, and skirted chinese lantern. Plus, rigging 2ft four bank Kinoflos, and overhead Flexlight LED’s, in addition to various flags, cutters, bounces and hanging visqueen & duvetyne for day for night setups.
Plot: A married couple, trying to rebuild their relationship after an affair, travels to a secluded cabin and stumbles into a blood feud between the Native American owners of the property and the neighboring clan, who obsessively guard their land and punish those who trespass on it in terrifying ways.
Lindsay Anne Williams (Demigod)
Sherri Eakin (Dasiy Jones and the Six, Twisted Metal)
Miles Doleac (Renfield, The Magnificent Seven)
Richie Montgomery (Lisa Frankenstein, Twisted Metal)
Creek Wilson (Haunted Mansion, We Have a Ghost)
Cotton Yancey (Devil All the Time)
Jeremy Sande (The Purge (Series)), (Deepwater Horizon)
Miles Doleac (Writer, Director, producer)
Michael Williams (Cinematographer)
Katrina Kinder (1st AC)
Julie Toche (Art Director)
Dayton Douglass (Leadman)
Will Denson (Sound Mixer)
Konnor Megginson (Cam Op)
Keith Jared Hollingsworth (Editor)
Behind the Scenes
They used one of my photographs of the Etowah Indian Mounds for the cover of the book.
Distant Location Production Office
Video Hamlet
Before LED Panels with Fire FX, we used the "Flickerbox" that controlled the fire effect with several sliders that adjusted flicker frequency and intensity curves like audio EQ.
You can see the Flickerbox light on the stand to the right, it simulated the light from torches when the torches weren't being used for shots since they burned too rapidly for extended use on camera without replacing them.
The Arri 650w Tungsten 3200k plugged into a "Flickerbox"
FX test in one room...
...director's monitor in the other.
Inevitabely, I was thrown in front of camera again. This time I joined the dragon cult.
Battle damage
When you're too far from basecamp to use the proper equipment, a 2 man G&E team, and out of time.
Production wrap
Wrap party