September 6, 2011

Walking Through Lisbon


As we were shooting b-roll around the Bairro Alto and Chiado districts, a lovely woman welcomed my camera person, Vanessa, and I to her home where she allowed us to shoot on her rooftop, capturing the stunning view of the city. While Vanessa was taking in the view, I sat down with the lovely woman and had a full conversation... in Portuguese. Even though I don't speak the language, I somehow understood her heartwarming stories of her grandchildren who live all around the world and how proud she was of them. This was a totally unexpected moment and one that I will remember always when I think back to our trip to Portugal.