>> Monday's total solar eclipse is not only attracting tourists and star-gazers, it's also grabbing the attention of Hollywood. Actors, directors, and camera crews are flocking to locations where the full eclipse will be in view for just two minutes. A short window of time to grab that once-in-a-lifetime shot.
Eclipses have been a part of movies like 2001 A Space Odyssey. In most cases, recreated through visual effects. But on August 21st at least two independent films and a car commercial are aiming to have the real thing be a part of their productions. Reuters' Los Angeles correspondent, Lisa Richwine spoke to film makers about their plans.
>> Some of them will have special filters on their cameras to shoot the eclipse. Others are going to be shooting mostly the reaction of people watching the eclipse. So they'll have multiple camera angles. Because they're only gonna get one take and they want to make sure they get the good footage.
>> With this rare opportunity comes some rare challenges as well. In Oregon, recent requests to shoot during the solar eclipse are being denied citing safety concerns.>> Another thing people are worried about is the weather. Clouds, rain, something like that, that's gonna ruin the perfect shot.>> Despite these challenges, a film maker Richwine spoke to says for such a coveted backdrop, she'll take a chance.