Expensive Lens Gets Chocolate Makeover On Burton’s Set

Cinematography.com has posted an article reporting an accident from the set of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Tim Burtonis remake of Roald Dahlis classic childrenis book. A camera lens accidentally plunged into a vat of chocolate and was destroyed. From the article:

The remake of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" experienced a delay on Wednesday when a worker dropped a $540,000 camera lens in a vat of chocolate. The technician had failed to properly secure his wire-held camera, and watched aghast as it plunged into the 3-feet-deep tank.

One source on the English set says, "When the camera fell it was like a slap-stick scene straight from the movie.

You can read the full article at the Cinematography.comWeb site.

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