On train during ROLLING THUNDER REVUE. Bob is guiding me as I film moving backward. We interspersed concert filming with Bob’s feature movie REYNALDO AND CLARA.
One day when I was filming Michael Jackson he asked us all to bring our kids to his house to play (he didn’t want to shoot that day) so brought Tamsin and Columbine (I only had those two back then) and Michael brought out his chimp Bubbles and his python, He wanted Bubbles to ride the snake, but somewhere back in their vestigial memory they both knew that they should play different roles.
Later in the same doc film I was one of the two cameras focused on Michael when his hair caught fire. My assistant was nervous as he unloaded that film magazine surrounded by lawyers, producers, and bodyguard.