Twenty years ago today, I started shooting my first big independent film project…

Here are the first takes of a two-week shoot from Boston’s Long Island on August 30th, 1987. The production was Richard the Second. Shot in 1-inch on an Ikegami ITC 730, and Sony portable 1-inch deck. Cast included in these shots, Kadina Delejalde, Deb Snyder, Ellen Zachos, Lisa Beth Kovetz, Daniel Maher, Craig Alan Edwards and Dai Kornberg. Robert F. McCafferty, also in the cast, was on sound with Videocraft engineer Joe Deighan. Because of the island fort’s location in the harbor, we had to contend with jets descending to Logan, depending on the wind direction. Some days were a lot better than others.

Ah, youth….