Film In Colorado

Brainstormers Premiere

If you happen to be looking for something to watch on TV tomorrow night, flip on over to the Weather Channel (that's right, it's not just for weather anymore!) from 7PM - 9PM Mountain Time to watch the first two episodes of Brainstormers, a weather related build show with hacks and inventions that are so easy and inexpensive to make, you could do it yourself at home! 

And if you can't make it tomorrow night, the episodes will play again throughout the week, with a new episode premiering every Sunday. Hope you enjoy!

It Stops With Me

The promotional video for the Sexual Assault/Sex Trafficking video that I had the pleasure of working on with James and Hannah Drake is online.

The videos that I helped with are in a 4-part series that will be available to schools, church groups and other groups who are looking to spread awareness of this overlooked problem in America. As of now, those groups will have to order the materials from online in order to view them so they probably won't be widely available online, but if you're interested in this issue or would like more information about the group, Unlock Freedom, you can find their website here.

 

It's a Runner's World

Whenever one of my good friends talks about a film set, he always uses the phrase "let's sprint across the finish line". While I don't often think of production in that way, it often is a race to the end. You're always fighting something: light, schedules, fatigue. Sometimes you just have no other option but to suck it up and get it done. 

This last week I joined my good friends at 5K Insight and YamoFilms, again, to gather some behind-the-scenes footage of a photo shoot for Runner's World Magazine. The idea was to get some stair running up at Red Rocks Amphitheater, but before we even got there it was apparent that this would be one of those "sprints across the finish line". Driving on I-70, the skies opened up and enough water pooled on the highway to bring traffic almost to a complete stop in a couple different places. What is usually a 25 minute drive turned into an hour, but the weather seemed to let up once I got on site. 

Photo courtesy of DIYNetwork.com

Photo courtesy of DIYNetwork.com

After a quick scout, we started filming with our subject, Kayleen McCabe, the host of the DIY network's Rescue Renovations. Running some stairs, trying to stay away from the curious eyes... we were only a few shots in when we were asked to leave by security, even though it's a public space. I've had this problem many times at the amphitheater, and I've never been able to figure out exactly who is allowed to take pictures there.

Either way, after another setback, we ended up in the beautiful Ken Caryl Valley where we got to work again. Not quite the same grandiose appearance as Red Rocks, but it definitely says "Colorado". A light sprinkle starts up throughout the shoot, and by the time we all get the last shot off, we're running for cover as the rain comes in full bore.  

Perhaps it's only appropriate that when you do a photo shoot for a running magazine with a subject whose job it is to make something out of nothing that we would have a couple set backs, but we would ultimately end up with the reality-TV happy ending.