Sunday 9 May 2021

The Sea Chase 1955

 This John Wayne, Lana Turner film has a few shots with a miniature ship in it. While most of the exterior action takes place on a full size cargo ship, a miniature is used for night shots in fog, in a storm and features in a close up on the bow during the opening credits. A British naval vessel also appears as a miniature or possibly only a flat cutout as it is only seen as a silhouette in a couple of distant shots.

The miniatures were supervised by H.F. (Fred) Koenekamp ASC.






























2 comments:

  1. Hi there

    H.R (Hans) Koenekamp was longtime chief special effects cinematographer at Warner Bros, from the silent era onward. 'Fred' Koenekamp was Hans' son and was a regular 'director of photography on scores of features.

    I lost your email, but my latest blog has a large piece on THE ADVENTURES OF MARK TWAIN (1944) which has alot of marvellous miniature Mississippi river boat work.

    Keep up the great work.

    Pete

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    1. Thanks Pete. I will have a look at that title. I don't have your email address any more either. In the old days I used to be able to see the email address of all commenters but google changed blogger so I am unable to see them any more. It was a useful feature as it enabled me to reply directly to any commenter that wanted direct contact. Not possible any more.

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