Shane Black has captured many remarkable scenes in his extensive career. But, to him, few were as unique as the scene that unfolded in front of him as he filmed time-lapse footage for the FOX TV Series “American Grit”
In the fall of 2015, Black planned a 10-day trip to Mt. Rainier, just Southeast of Seattle, Washington. Being Black’s first trip to the scenic mountain, he wasn’t sure what to expect, but he wanted the imposing view to be included in the time-lapse footage for the show. Black told me about what unfolded over the course of the week.
I got some fog the first day, the next five or six days didn’t have a cloud in the sky. Clouds and storms started moving in for the final few days and that left me with pretty spotty views of the mountain. Luckily the weather broke one windy morning and that lead to the lenticular clouds forming over and around the mountain throughout the day. I had seen some lenticular clouds before in different settings, but none as localized and detailed as these ones.
Did he know how mesmerizing the final result would be?
I was so curious to see how the timelapse would turn out while the camera was shooting since the movement of these clouds is always so mysterious and fascinating. I let a camera shoot for nearly 2 hours and just watched in awe for the majority of that time.
There is no doubt that Black was awe-struck while witnessing this scene, and luckily we have the time-lapse film to witness the spectacle alongside.