I had the pleasure of being invited along on an exclusive stylized winter wedding shoot to work with top wedding vendors in Telluride, Colorado. The shoot was organized by Utterly Engaged magazine and creative director Lucia Dinh Pador, and I spent the day working with the incredible photographer Candace Cross. Our lovely model Clara from Model Team Aspen brought effortless elegance and grace to the shoot which resulted in a magnificent final product for the magazine.
Open Sky Wilderness Therapy made a big investment in updating their branding and marketing tool kit, along with a new website and brand new videos. Each of the talented therapists who work with the organization received a video profile. Most of the video was shot by my friend and colleague Scott D.W. Smith of ImageSmith Photo, while my company was responsible for assembling and color-correcting the footage in its final form, along with the creation of a custom graphics package that was both compliant and complimentary of the Open Sky branding guide.
This spot is last in a series of eight television commercials which were contracted by Durango Motor Company. It was a pleasure to work with a marketing team that was co-invested in the creative process, resulting in a fantastic winter adventure in Cascade Canyon. Thanks to our ice-climbers Matt David Cranston and Sarah Freudenberger.
Filmed on a beautiful ranch property south of Cortez, Colorado this commercial will undoubtedly tug on the heart strings. Keesee Motor Company asked me to write a script and produce a spot featuring a father and son on a fishing trip. Contrary to the modern style of packing as many shots into thirty seconds as possible, I decided to slow down the pace of the script, and instead, focus on the emotional connection between father and son and the scenic beauty of the location. We also decided to go with no music to provide a sense of peace and calm. While shooting, I captured natural sound of the environment to form the soundtrack for the spot. As in this case, sometimes less is more, and the lack of a music track, draws audience attention almost more effective than any loud music track.
Zachary and Katrina tied the knot at the top of Purgatory Resort in Durango, Colorado at the Dante’s ceremony site. The site looks out across the ski resort valley toward majestic Mount Greysill. I love to see the way couples bring a part of their own personality to the wedding day! For this country themed wedding the groomsmen sported good ole’ Blue Jeans, Black vests and boots, while the Brides maids were in Royal Blue. These two military veterans from Texas met at work as fellow EMTs, and as they say, the rest is history. It was a pleasure getting to work on this Purgatory Resort Wedding Film. Cheers Zach and Kat!
These two outdoorsy Durango Locals know the area like the back of their clasped hands, and they picked a super secret mountain meadow overlooking town for their ceremony. No chairs, no arbor, just friends family and the fresh mountain air. It made for a lovely Durango wedding film! Congrats Hannah and Ray, you were such a fun couple to work with, and I wish you lots of happy awesome lovey dovey years together!
Welcome to Saddlehorn Ranch. This one of a kind private ranch in Southwest Colorado, is situated with exclusive front row seats to some of most impressive rocky peaks in the region. This private ranch includes 105 acres of land, a gorgeous 8,000 sq ft. main residence, 3-car garage, a large barn, and ample guest housing.
The property is located at 8,000 feet in elevation along the continental divide with views of Navajo peak and Banded peak to the North. It includes 40 acres of meadows bordered by sturdy log fencing, 65 acres of pine and aspen forest and three ponds.
With a location just 40 minutes south of beautiful Pagosa Springs, Colorado, this property has access to all the town’s resort amenities including the Springs Resort and Wolf Creek Ski Resort. The ranch is also a short trip away from other southwest destinations such as Taos, Durango and Sante Fe, and only a two hours drive from Albuquerque.
It’s always a blast to work with animals on a video shoot, and while working with Liz Feazell of Durango Family Dog Training I got to do just that. Liz is a dog trainer extraordinaire, and a local poodle breeder to boot. Concurrent Productions, a production company out of Los Angeles organized the shoot and hired me on as the cameraman for a day. Concurrent Productions also took care of all post-productions. Check their company out at https://www.concurrentproductions.com .
Next time you find yourself in downtown Durango, make sure to look out for the friendly folks in RED! These folks are your friendly Downtown Durango Ambassadors and they are happy to help you with directions, local events, recommendations and even selfies!