Winter barely crept in the door and we have already been taking clients up to the beautiful snowy cabins surrounding the area. In November we had the privilege of taking a small crew up to the Callaghan Country Cabin for a U-Loveit [Chinese Milk Tea] commercial. We were super lucky mother nature likes us as there was the perfect amount of snow and even the surrounding lakes were frozen and exposed. The temperatures were low but spirits were high and it certainly helped that we had a warm cabin to house people while being able to shoot the winter wonderland right outside our door.
We felt privileged when we were asked to submit some footage for the Coast Mountain Academy’s Indiegogo campaign. We are stoked on where we live and we love the way they are approaching education.
Shin and our good buddies from Freeride entertainment recently traveled to Zambia and put the MōVI through the paces in a new environment. They chased down every animal and critter they could from the back of trucks, motorbikes, hippos, helicopters and found that once the rig was in use they had no need for any other system to get the shot.
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We posted a few photos earlier about the spot we produced along side our good friends at Brain Farm Cinema, and here is a little behind the scenes video we put together shot by Nate Laverty & Jussi Grznar. Check out what it takes to make the magic of a babe magnet snowboarding bear come together for a super bowl spot.
Back in December we teamed up with the talented crew at Brain Farm Cinema and produced this spot for Labatts. It was a fun couple days shooting Bears, Boarding & Babes. We utilized the MŌVI for the aerial shots, rounded up the best talent the Sea to Sky has to offer and are more then pleased with the outcome. You might have seen the spot air already during the super bowl, but here are a couple of the behind the scenes photos from the talented Jussi Grznar.
We had a banner year here at Whistler Creek Productions and just want to send out a huge Thank -You to all our clients, partners and colleagues. Our projects this year were varied to say the least, which is one of the reasons we love doing what we do. We put Still shoots together for Aritzia & Pottery Barn as well as Oakley which included wrangling a 1600 pound grizzly bear named Barney. We ran a mini series with Sportsnet & Banff Ice Vodka highlighting some of Canada’s Top Snow Athletes. We were privileged to be part of F-stop’s on going series Life In Focus. Ended up on National Geographic’s Page for our Cineflex Piece highlighting a fall day in Squamish. Produced a backcountry segment for Disney for their Made For TV Movie Cloud 9, and spent a couple glorious days with Arcteryx in their studios producing new content. During August we produced a five day shoot for Microsofts newest brainchild Yammer where we pulled off winter in one of the nicest summers the Sea to Sky has ever seen. Our personal passion project on 10 year old Seth Sherlock the mountain bike mad man hit 300 k views and is still growing, as well it is currently a Finalist In The VIFF. To wrap up the year we helped produce a Labatt commercial on both the snow and ATV’s while utilizing our newest toy the MŌVI. We have used the MŌVI on numerous shoots now and are finding it an affordable solution for stabilized aerial shots, in fact Shin is in Africa right now testing its limits there. We have also added a couple new team members Paul Watt who is as talented behind the lens as he is at teching out all our gear and photographer Mark Gribbon who can wrangle camping for 25 people on a glacier and still get the shot while doing it.
Thanks again everybody for working with us in 2013.
We really love what we do and hope to be doing you soon!