I’ve never been to Cannes myself but since the famous film festival has just finished I thought it might be interesting to mention on the blog how photographers work there. It’s a major red carpet event complete with celebrities of course, so it has many similarities to the Oscar gala I wrote about.
Allow me to reblog a quite detailed post from 2010. Despite technology moving on in the last three years, it’s still mostly relevant. Camara models may have changed a little, but MiFi mobile wifi routers are still in use and photographers still need to jostle elbows for their shots.
Here is my favorite work photo from that post showing a besuited photographer climbing up the railing to mount his remote controlled camera. I can almost feel the others breathing down my neck and pushing for the picture. I imagine the noise there must be something like the recent Canon shutter sound video or the one recorded at the Oscars gala before.