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The Camera Moves of Sanjay Sami
Sanjay Sami, a 52-year-old grip from Mumbai, India, has been working with Wes Anderson since 2006 and is known for his ingenious design, DIY spirit, and pure athletic ability. Sami has engineered, invented, and refined the art of pushing and pulling a camera mounted on a dolly, weighing up to 900 pounds, along hundreds of feet of track built for a scene.
He is Anderson's secret weapon and brings a unique element to Anderson's intricate films, giving them their distinctive look and feel. Sami is responsible for executing the most intricate camera moves that Anderson has ever seen, and he has invented new rigs and ordered unheard-of amounts of track to achieve Anderson's vision.