Alta Ski Area recently hosted their first ever Green Drinks event, and wanted to share the story of their environmental efforts in a video. They had me come up and interview some of the key people involved in making Alta as “green” as it is. It was fun to work at a resort that I love so much, and learn more than I knew about their ongoing efforts to keep the environment healthy. After all, their entire business model is based on getting “the best snow on earth” every season. It seems like it’s in their best effort to stop global warming.
Here are two recent real estate films shot for Summit Sothebys and Park City Proper. The first listing is in Deer Valley, Utah, and the second is in Promontory, Utah.
For the past few years I’ve watched the Salt Lake Shootout unfold from the sidelines of my Facebook news feed; always interested but never knowing too much about it. When my friend Brody participated in it last year, he told me the truth behind the Shootout: Sun-up to sun-down days (sometimes longer), less than ideal skiing conditions, and having to work hard as hell to get enough shots to fill a portfolio in a week.
Intrigued, I thought it would be a great story to make a video on. People usually see the photos but don’t know much about the sweat and tears that went into making the images by the photographers and skiers alike.
I was excited when Visit Salt Lake contacted me a couple of months ago about shooting some “behind-the-scenes” style videos with some of the teams at the Shootout. I was nervous about the tight deadlines but was hoping I could still portray the struggle that goes into these portfolios. What I discovered was just what I expected: early mornings, hard work, lots of hiking, only a little bit of skiing, and interesting team dynamic. I spent three days out shooting with three teams. Here are the videos for the teams of Mike Schirf, James Douglas, and Jonathan Cracroft:
The videos played at Salt Lake City movie theatre Brewvies before the team’s portfolios on Saturday night. It was fun to see my videos on the big screen. Thanks for stopping by. Check out some other videos while you’re here!
Lole Women, a yoga company reigning out of Canada, put on one of their “White Yoga” sessions last night during the Outdoor Retailer market. “White Yoga” sessions gather hundreds of Yogis all wearing white, and is a really amazing thing to witness. This event was held at the Utah State Capitol, and couldn’t have been in a more unique place. Yoga superstar Elena Brower was the teacher and did an amazing job captivating the large group.
I was hired by photographer Weston Fuller to come and cover video of the event. The lighting was difficult to work with, but the event was so unique that the shots came out great. Here are some of my shots in the preliminary overnight edit cut by Lole:
About a month ago I went up to Snowbird to shoot behind-the-scenes video for recently launched Repreve, a company making fabrics from recycled material. The focus of the shoot was to capture behind-the-scenes of the commercial they were shooting with professional snowboarder and friend of mine, Elena Hight, which would be debuted at Winter X-games 2013 (happening now).
I shot the BTS with Kevin Winzeler, local Salt Lake photographer and filmmaker. I had a blast skiing around with Elena and the crew from Repreve for the day. I actually almost forgot about it until I saw the commercial on ESPN while watching X-games. Here is the Behind-The-Scenes video, shot by Kevin and I and edited by the folks at Repreve:
And here is the actual commerical. It was shot mainly on an Arri Alexxa and a Phantom Flex for the slow motion shots.
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When I went to Denver for Christmas I got a chance to shoot with Image Brew’s Sony FS700. The FS700 is a really amazing camera because of it’s relatively low price point and it’s ability to shoot at frame rates up to 240 in full HD.
We decided to take our dogs to the park and shoot video of them running around. I had no idea how clumsy these dogs were until I watched them in slow motion.
An athlete profile video shot recently for H2O Overdrive. Heath is a great guy to work with. I’m not sure why anybody would be so passionate about a sport that seems so miserable, but he has dedicated his entire life to it.
I was recently out in San Clemente, California to film the Rip Curl Grom Search National Championships. The contest determines the best under-16 surfers in the country, and the winners get an all-expenses-paid trip to the international finals in Bells Beach, Australia. The level of surfing that these kids are at is mind blowing, and I will let the videos do the talking. Check it out:
Maneuver Of The Event:
Event Highlight Video:
Another video shot for Summit/Sothebys and Park City Proper. This features a home built in the new Red Ledges area of Heber, Utah. In this video we used an 8′ Kessler Crane to capture some beautiful sweeping shots of the wide-open interior.
Back in September I had the opportunity to film the J24 World Championships in my hometown of Rochester, New York. I hired my brother Ben of Image Brew to come assist me with the shooting and fast turnaround editing. It had been awhile since I’d been out on the water shooting sailing, and we ran into many challenges, from wet cameras to panicked editing deadlines. We ran into just about every kind of weather in the five day shoot. I’ll let the photos and videos tell the story: