This day was truly one of the most magical wedding days I’ve ever had the pleasure of experiencing in Telluride, Colorado. And this is why you want a cinematic wedding highlight video of your wedding day. From getting ready at the luxurious Peaks Resort & Spa in Mountain Village, to the Bridal photo and video shoot underneath Bridal Veil Falls, there was no shortage of moments and memories to capture in slow-motion. From a ceremony at San Sophia Overlook overlooking the San Juan mountains in every direction to the jaw-dropping sunset on the Telluride Golf Course, this wedding film was packed with gorgeous scenery. And finally from a first dance on the Mt. Wilson Terrace lit by pastels of the fading sun and a dance party concluding with pyrotechnics, this was a complete dream wedding! But even greater than all the beauty of that day, was the love between these two amazing people! It was such an honor to be able to experience and capture Vivek and Hillary’s love story. Cheers you two!
Proud to have been involved in the production of “Our Culture is Our Strength” (2021) documentary as the Director of Photography for the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe in Towaoc, Colorado. This film won big in the Telly Awards for video production in 2021, including 2 Golds Awards, one for Best Directing and one for Best Health & Wellness Video. It also won two silver Telly’s for my Cinematography and Aerial Drone Cinematography. This film features beautiful drone footage of the sacred cliffs and natural rock spires on the tribal land. The film features tribe members who share how learning and practicing elements of their ancestral culture not only helps them deal with challenges in their lives, but also helps them find a sense of identity and purpose.
What fun it was working with Burning Boat Films as Director for this film promoting the kickstarter fundraiser of the Orijin Thinking Egg III. Filming took place right here in Durango, Colorado on our very own Durango Transit buses. Go check out the the Kickstarter campaign today, and be the first to experience the new textures and materials in the new line of the Thinking Egg.
Powder Term is a fully immersive, non-traditional learning experience that empowers 6th-8th graders to stretch their limits in every way imaginable. For five weeks, students trade mind-numbing lectures for accelerated academics, smartphones for expert ski instruction, and everyday pressures for unforgettable adventures in the mountains of southwest Colorado. Watch the full information video below.
Welcome to this iconic lakefront home in Durango, Colorado located down a secluded winding road through the aspen and pine trees of the San Juan Forest, perched on the edge of Columbine Lake and only one mile to Purgatory resort. This exceptional property presents a captivating transformation of the original log cabin into a breathtaking French country cottage, seamlessly blending rustic charm with elegant sophistication. Nestled amidst the awe-inspiring mountain landscape, this 2,228 sq ft home offers unparalleled views of the serene lake from nearly every room. Adorned with authentic French antique fixtures and iron work, artisan stone and tile, and a leaded glass Dutch front door handmade by Durango craftsman Doug Christie. The custom French tile roof, where each tile was carefully sourced and imported from France, including the installer, adds an authentic touch of European elegance. The exterior boasts intricate stonework and detailing, iron railings crafted by Durango artist Kelly Hurford, and custom wood windows further accentuating the timeless beauty of this home. This distinctive home is warm and inviting, yet roomy enough to feel luxurious. With two bedrooms offering lake views, as well as a spacious loft that comfortably fits three twin beds, there is ample room to accommodate guests and create cherished memories. The guest bathroom is a true masterpiece, featuring a hammered copper tub where you can unwind and soak away the cares of the day while admiring the craftsmanship of the custom vanity and decor. The upholstered ceiling in the primary suite adds a touch of opulence and softness to the room, while the stone flooring, laid in a herringbone pattern, creates a timeless and sophisticated ambiance. A cozy alcove is thoughtfully designed for the bed and strategically positioned to provide stunning views of the lake through oversized windows. The custom stone shower welcomes you into the thoughtfully designed primary bathroom. French-styled vanities exude elegance, while beautiful built-in storage ensures ample space for all your essentials. Custom wall paintings add a touch of artistic flair, elevating the ambiance and further enhancing the serene and calming atmosphere of this space. Completing the primary suite is a large walk-in closet with ample built-in shelving to accommodate your wardrobe needs and organize your belongings with ease. Enjoy cozy evenings with in-floor radiant heat or the captivating stone fireplace in the spacious and open living room with vaulted ceilings and the beauty of the wood from the original cabin surrounding you. The open floor plan seamlessly connects the living and dining room, allowing for effortless flow and a sense of togetherness. As you move through the space, your attention will be drawn to the gourmet kitchen, a culinary masterpiece that exudes both style and functionality. Custom stone flooring sets the foundation, while intricate tile details at every corner add a touch of artistry and sophistication. The custom vent hood is a stunning focal point that commands attention and is expertly accentuated by the custom cabinetry. The large windows create the perfect space to cook, entertain, or simply enjoy your morning coffee. Step outside onto the patio and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the lake while enjoying the abundant wildlife including Canadian geese, moose, and hummingbirds. The patio features a built-in Dacor gas grill, allowing you to savor delightful al fresco dining experiences while relishing the stunning backdrop of the lake and surrounding landscape. Stroll through the gardens and enjoy countless perennials conveniently watered with a drip system connected to a cistern. One of the most remarkable features of this property is the direct and private access to the water with over 350 feet of waterfront property. Imagine mornings spent on the shore, paddling out in your kayak or paddle board.
We had amazing opportunity to work with Paige Florence of Florence Farms to produce a marketing video for her premium race horse hay production business. Her company has partnered with a family farm in Cortez, Colorado, who over the ages has perfected the art of high quality hay production. The video is comprised entirely of drone footage, and features some incredible dawn and sunrise footage. Paige uses this marketing video as a way to introduce her premium hay product to discerning buyers.
Our production company was tapped to provide a full production crew for this full day shoot for FirstNet, built by AT&T, the nation’s first high-speed, wireless broadband network for first responders. It was a privilege to work with Fire Chief Bruce Evans and his team at the Upper Pine River Fire District to capture the first-hand stories of first responders right here in La Plata County.
EMS professionals are called to help people at some of the most difficult moments in their lives, and FirstNet has taken the initiative to help these heroes maintain their mental wellness in the face of what they see and hear on a daily basis. Our Director of Photography, Producer and Production Assistant coordinated with a remote producer at FirstNet on the shoot day, to capture broadcast quality footage of these important stories.
We also worked with the EMS team to recreate several first response scenes, and finally shipped the footage out next day to the internal editing team at FirstNet headquarters. Thanks to FirstNet for sharing the final product with us, and taking initiative on mental health in EMS.
Here’s the final product from a DP job in Denver, Colorado for the Headstrong Foundation filmed last year at the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic. Watch to learn about Gavin’s battle with cancer, and support the Headstrong foundation today at https://headstrong.org.
EasyCare Owner and President Garret Ford tapped our company to shoot videos for their new line of high end endurance equine footwear. Their company manufactures top of the line horse boots for horse racing pros and horse enthusiasts alike, allowing horses to traverse the most difficult terrain with control and comfort.
Our company was pleased to work with the Marketing Department at Tuffy Security Products, a manufacturing company in Cortez, Colorado to write and produce a video designed to promote their social media channels. The giveaway promo was a great success, drawing more attention to their product and helping the company keep in touch with loyal customers:
“It’s the ‘Secure-What-You-Love’ give-away event, at Tuffy. We’re giving away three hundred dollars toward the purchase of Tuffy Security Products in the month of February to celebrate 30 years manufacturing quality security products right here in the USA.
“We want to celebrate our amazing fans and loyal customers. And we want to get more people thinking about the value of securing what they love, weather its the invaluable tools of your profession, firearms your rely upon for protection, or the high tech gear and technology that helps you navigate this modern world. Let us know what you want to secure for a chance to win.
“To Enter the ‘Secure What You Love’ give away event, snap a selfie with something awesome you’d like to secure and share on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #TuffySecure! Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube for extra chances to win by March 1st.
It’s as easy as that, so lock up your chance to win today, and Goodluck!”
|Welcome to Tuffy headquarters. Since 1989, we have been making the toughest vehicle lock-boxes for trucks, jeeps and SUVs right here at our manufacturing center in Cortez, Colorado. We’re ‘American Made’ and proud of it. Tuffy Security Products provide superior theft protection, cargo safety and gear storage. We build hundreds of products designed for consoles, under-seats, trunks, cargo areas and pickup beds. And our manufacturing process follows the highest standards to guarantee superior quality. |
The birth of each new product get its start in the Tuffy engineering department. Once a prototype has been built and tested, they hit the assembly line. Design specifications for some products are uploaded to a state of the art laser cutter. Product patterns are cut into sheets of cold rolled steel. Other products are stamped to specification on a sophisticated multi-tool fabrication machine. Metal cut-outs are then brought to the grinding department. Grinding removes any sharp edges left behind by the cutting process.
Next the flat metal patterns are run through a brake press, which bends the metal into form. The welding department is where Tuffy products first take their true form. A team of talented welders work diligently to meet the demand for new orders.
Prior to receiving their final coating, all lockbox products are taken through a 7-stage washing process. The products are rinsed, dried, then hung for coating. Once products are coated, they are sent to the oven. When temperatures inside the oven reach 400 degrees Fahrenheit, the powder liquifies. Within 20 minutes the curing process is complete. Now products reach the final stage of the assembly line. Once the locking mechanisms are installed, a protective felt lining is cut to specifications and attached to the base of the lockbox. Finally the lockboxes are carefully packaged and sent to the shipping department.
Tuffy has hundreds of distributors across the United States and Canada, including Hawaii and Alaska, and all products are backed by a lifetime limited warranty. Weather it’s the invaluable tools of your profession, firearms your rely upon for protection, or the high tech gear and technology that helps you navigate this modern world, make sure to Lock It Up with Tuffy Security Products. Tuffy is a proud member of the BestTop Premium Accessories Group.
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!
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, and we also shot several testimonial and frequently asked questeions videos. Our company was responsible for editing the final videos and assembling a custom graphics package that was both compliant and complimentary of the Open Sky branding guide.
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.
Kaitlin and Jesse married at a summer camp they both attended way back when. Colvig Silver Camps made for an incredibly beautiful and nostalgic venue for this awesome couple. What a fun couple and what a wild party! Was a pleasure to be their wedding videographer, and to work alongside Pop of Pink Wedding & Event Design and Colt & Hannah