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It’s a wrap for golf course film in Greencastle

PAT FRIDGEN
The film crew for “The Last Round” included, from left: Maral Satari, script supervisor; Daniel Nandigobe, key grip; Alden Tuck, director; Zach Moore, photography; Zach Rockenstyre, assistant camera; Oung-Jo Yuh, producer; and Hray Singh, sound mixer.

Golfers played through the shooting of a short film at Greencastle Greens last week. For four days students from New York University Tisch School of the Arts shot footage at the golf course, for the senior project of Alden Tuck. A former employee of the club, Tuck relied on his experience in Greencastle to select holes 4, 9 and 10 for the scenes.

"I wrote the script with them in mind," he said. "They're scenic."

He liked the trees lining the fareways, creating a frame within a frame. His camera crew used lots of zooms to get his message across. "The Last Round" featured Tuck, also the director, as a young golfer back on the course after his influential father died.

The clubhouse was used for establishing shots. Weather cooperated pretty well, with the exception of a quick, but light hail on April 11. The cast and crew worked around the schedule of the golf course management, adjusting to the availability of equipment to borrow. The visitors did enjoy access to the golf carts to haul their supplies from hole to hole. A cargo van was full of cameras, cases, lights and microphones.

After 40 hours of work, Tuck has until next spring to edit the film down to 15 minutes. It will be entered into college and national film festivals. When those deadlines have passed, he plans to make the finished product available for public review, so Greencastle golfers can finally see what the students were up to in April 2012.