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A First Look Behind the Scenes

Updated: Dec 12, 2017

Filming the Sinatra doc 2016 - 2017 in the Coachella Valley



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July 2016. Filming the Nelda Linsk interview at Villa Maggio which was Sinatra's mountain retreat from 1969 until 1981. Gaffer Kai Christensen and Key Grip Dave Hunt and Sony F3 A-Camera, Sony EX-1 B-Camera and mixed LED with background incandescent Arri lights.


DJI Phantom drone captures magic hour flyover at Tamarisk Country Club golf course near the Rancho Mirage compound where Sinatra lived for 40 years



August 2017. Crew prepares for re-enactment shoot at Melvyn's Bar.



Re-enactment cast. L to R Jim Busch, David Cohen, Matt Butorac



Filming EXT Night angles at La Vallauris French Restaurant in Palm Springs



Filming "Day for Night" sequence at Moorten's Botanical Garden for the "This is My Heaven" story told by Bill Marx about his mom walking with Frank through his desert landscaped garden.



May 2016. Filming EXT shots at Twin Palms, the 1947 residence designed by E. Stewart Williams for Sinatra, who had initially requested a "Georgian" style house...


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