Aerials have always been the dream of us earthbound cinematographers. We spend our time creating depth and dimension with foreground, perspective, and lighting. But sometimes we sense there is a missing angle, a higher view, to help tell our stories…
Twelve year old Cameron Keith loves kayaking, playing cello, and hiking with his family. He’s also pretty good at spelling. In fact, in 2015 he was the youngest contestant to make it all the way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee at age 9. And now he’s back - advancing to the finals today with the word "Zimbabwean." We were lucky enough to meet Cameron and his family on an epic Colorado spring day, to shoot a couple of feature stories on him for ESPN that will coincide with appearance in the Bee tomorrow.
For eleven year-old Haven Coleman, it all started with sloths. In a class project about a year ago, she learned that the sloths’ habitats were in danger and their population was in peril. This was all it took to release the power of this young activist in the making!
It was about a year ago that we first met Shon, and his amazing dog, Rommy. We were shooting a feature segment for NFL Network about Deckers Dogs - a foundation set up by Jets (and former Broncos) wide receiver Eric Decker and his wife Jessica to help fund the rescue, care, and training of service dogs for our military veterans returning home with disabilities.
On the day Muhammad Ali passed away, we happened to be in the boxing gym of the Olympic Training center in Colorado Springs. Our mission was to capture footage of two young boxers heading for the Olympics - Shakur Stevenson, and Carlos Balderas.
Imagine exposing your body to extreme temperatures – over 200 degrees below zero – to feel BETTER! That’s exactly the premise behind Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC). We recently shot an ESPN feature story with Rick Reilly and some Broncos football players to find out exactly how it works.
It’s not every day that a high school football team gets a new recruit of this caliber. Six foot four, 260 pounds. 133 sacks, over 600 tackles. Oh yeah, and nine times in the Pro Bowl!Meet Marcus Sacksmore, as played by Broncos Linebacker DeMarcus Ware.
It was the perfect storm. In honor of Veteran’s Day, we were set to broadcast segments of Sports Center live from the Air Force Academy parade grounds – starting with hosts Hannah Storm and Kevin Negandhi emerging from the back of a CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft. But Mother Nature had other plans.
It’s very gratifying when we get the chance to use the power of moving media to help launch a great idea. That’s exactly what happened when Margarita and Patrick Vacanti came to us with a new way to enjoy wine – and needed a great video to tell the world.
Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller is a finely tuned beast that explodes from the line in seek-and-destroy missions against the opposing team’s quarterback, running back, and anyone else with the ball. Big Pictures crews dipped into Von’s nutrition and training regimen with the team at NFL Digital Media for NFL UP!