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Ben harley with drone camera

Renzi productions are pretty streamlined: the director is also the choreographer is also the caterer is also the PA. But over the course of 8 months, the camera crew on Her Magnum Opus boasted 5 cameras. Just one at a time, except on rare occasions. Here's Ben Harley with his drone.

Photo credit: Robert Vergara

A rare two-camera shoot in the rain, with director Marta Renzi peering over the shoulder of Charles Caster-Dudzick while cameraman Kal Toth shoots from the side

Kneeling in front of the director and close to the actors is Charles Caster-Dudzick who's worked as cinematographer with Renzi since 2010 - on 890 Broadway,  Aqua-booty, Honeymoon,

In search of lost time and Strategic Retreat.

Camerawoman Cari Ann Shim Sham shooting while lying in snow

Cari Ann Shim Sham gets the shot, as she did previously with Renzi on Besties.

Cameraman Kal Toth sharing the viewfinder with Director Marta Renzi on the set of Her Magnum Opus

Kal Toth is a filmmaker, cinematographer and editor who lives near Renzi in Nyack. Opus was their first time working together on set, though he's edited trailers for Renzi for Plow Plant Reap and now Opus.

Photo: Arthur Avilés

Cameraman Jim Desmond on screen, as recorded by cameraman Kal Toth at the first big party in Her Magnmu Opus

Here's a close-up of Jim Desmond getting a close-up -  the only camera operator who also appears on screen. So that makes camera #5 - assuming we don't count Renzi's own cellphone footage gathered during a blizzard. Oh, plus the wonderful still photos - in most cases by Robert Vergara - makes 7.

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