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 gig 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.
Six years ago we produced a TV commercial commemorating the 30th anniversary of the area’s leader in real estate. The Wells Group Real Estate Brokerage founded by two skiing buddies, has since become the most recognized and trusted real estate brokerage in La Plata County, and their agents have accomplished this simply by doing their best to be good neighbors. We are proud to have teamed up with the Wells Group again in 2021 to produce a fresh and new extended TV commercial reemphasizing their love and commitment to their community!
The mountains were at their peak autumn colors the day Brian and Ashley said their “I-dos” at Gorrono Ranch in Telluride, Colorado. Wispy low-hanging clouds added an incredible dramatic effect to the vibrant mountainous scenery. Light rain came in a out during the day, but the lobby of the Peaks resort in Mountain Village served as the perfect indoor space for a photo shoot with Ashley and her daughters. After meeting the guys for a pre-wedding dart shootout, the light rain lifted as if by the command of the wedding planning gods, just in time for the ceremony. What a beautiful day! Cheers Ashley and Brian.
The owner of the newly permitted Hermosa Orchards Village Tiny Home Park wanted to put out the word about available lots on social media. After investing in the planning and infrastructure of the park, it was critical get the 20+ lots filled within the year. This park has one of the most beautiful locations, but it was still a challenge to shoot it mostly vacant, and still convey what the park offers when its fully occupied. We used a combination of area aerials footage showing the neighborhood and park location, with close-ups of the first tiny home residential lots.
There’s nothing like parading down Colorado Avenue in Telluride Colorado on your wedding day. Incredible mountain views to the east perfectly framed by historic buildings. Adventurer’s congratulating the newly weds as they walk the center of the road. It is a one-of-a-kind wedding experience, and sure to be a memory that last’s long after this beautiful wedding day. Cheer’s to John and Brittaney!