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The Cinematographer: Kent Harvey

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KENT HARVEY

AGE:

37

HOMETOWN:

Carbondale, Colorado

TITLE:

Cinematographer

HEIGHT:

5’10”

WEIGHT:

170 lbs.

YEARS IN THE BUSINESS:

13

SPECIALTY:

Harvey often skis the same slopes as the athletes, but he carries $35,000 worth of camera equipment in a 40-pound pack. Tough? “It scares the hell out of me,” he says. “Normally I ski without poles and carry my tripod. But in Alaska, that’s not an option.”

BIG BREAK:

Harvey went the traditional Hollywood route, spending six years assisting cameramen on everything from

Nova

documentaries to

Dumb and Dumber

. He started shooting ski flicks in 1998.

[“Check out the cameraman’s gear.”]

TOOLBOX:

Harvey bangs around his “totally bomber” Arriflex Super 16 SRII movie camera, but he obsessively cares for his lenses, sending them to Los Angeles every year for overhauls.

November 2005