Friday, December 30, 2011
Great little promo film for Wyoming Catholic College. Some beautiful cinematography in there, and the central metaphor of enlightenment through nature couldn't have a better setting.
There's an interview from the Brooklyn-based filmmakers here as well.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Sure would be cool to get a Wyomingite on the short list.... For full details and to enter, hit the link.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
Anybody out there get a chance to go? How was it? Sound off in the comments.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
The point is, running on a state budget, we don't always have the resources to hire a new photographer or get out on the road ourselves. That's where web-based location scouting comes in. That's where we met the Friends of the Beartooth (FotB).
This highway is one of our most popular for incoming production, but our photography has always been spotty. Once every few years a automotive spot would discover the road, marvel at its alpine glory, and promptly bring the cameras. Now, with a few phone calls and a little diplomacy, we've got the photography to do the place justice. You can see it in the original on the FotB galleries, and we'll have the re-sized version live on our Reel-Scout listing within the next couple of days.
Monday, December 19, 2011
"Meeting up with Matt Herriger in downtown Chamonix is a lot like getting zapped by lightning—the enthusiasm he gives off is electric. But that doesn’t tell the whole story. First of all, lightning bolts aren’t friendly. Nor do they have huge smiles, or wear bandanas, or sweep you into the underbelly of the greatest ski town on the planet. They don’t have a gleam in their eye when talking about traveling in some far off distant place. And lightning bolts certainly don’t leave you with a desire to go do something crazy and rad and memorable. Like skiing some beautiful line that requires utmost focus—what Herriger calls Jedi training—or ditching all that you know to head off into the unknown. But that’s exactly what it feels like to get to know the guy everyone calls “Moo.”
Herriger, 46, is a cinematographer who has spent his entire adult life chasing down the dream. Kids don’t ask for his autograph, but the truth is that he has been integral to TGR’s films for more than a decade. As one of the premier big mountain and steep skiing cameramen in the world, his recent credits include work on Seth Morrison’s The Ordinary Skier, and Jeremy Jones’ Deeper and Further..."Read the full article at Powder Magazine.
Friday, December 16, 2011
“Across the nation, we have been experiencing a decline in the number of people participating in hunting and fishing,” said WGFD Public Information Officer Eric Keszler. “This show is one way we’re working to get people excited about getting outdoors and enjoying Wyoming’s wildlife. People who hunt and fish contribute more to conservation and management of wildlife than anyone else. So getting people off the couch and into the outdoors is vitally important for our outdoor heritage and for the future of our wildlife resources.”
Each episode of Wyoming’s Call of the Wild features a different youth hunter or angler on an outdoor adventure somewhere in Wyoming. Kids from all over the United States applied to be on the show, at one of several “casting calls” hosted around the country or via the internet.
“We had hundreds of applications from youngsters all over the country,” said Keszler. “It was very difficult to choose a handful of kids to participate in the show. We eventually picked kids both from within Wyoming and from other states to participate. We looked for kids who had interesting stories and who we felt would benefit from an experience in Wyoming’s great outdoors.”
The first episode features a turkey hunt in northeastern Wyoming, hosted by WGFD Game Warden Matt Withroder and Biologist Joe Sandrini. The guest on this episode is Jake Bullock, a teenager from Colorado who lost his father to cancer. Jake recently won his own battle with cancer, and is looking to the outdoors to help heal some of the scars accumulated during his young life.
The host of this groundbreaking series is nationally known author, lecturer, and teacher Craig Conrad. Known for his inspiring presentation “The Unstoppable You,” Conrad has devoted his career to helping youth reach their full potential. Conrad’s innovative 26-year teaching career has earned him six nominations for the Who’s Who Best Teachers in America, the receipt of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching from Colorado Governor Roy Romer, and the first-ever Tradition of Excellence Award.
The WGFD contracted with Orion Entertainment to produce this series. Orion is the country’s largest producer of outdoor adventure programming. “Wyoming is a state that clearly understands that to effectively manage fish and wildlife resources you must first have the support of conservation-minded anglers and hunters,” said Orion President Chris Dorsey. “And growing the ranks of sportsmen and women is vital to creating future conservation advocates.”
The Sportsman Channel reaches 27 million U.S. television households and is a part of the nation's largest multimedia company targeted exclusively to serving the information and entertainment needs of outdoors enthusiasts. For specific episode times, check your local listings or go to www.thesportsmanchannel.com.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
"While our favorite shows are running repeats, we're celebrating! We can't wait to see Lost Creek Ranch again in Modern Family's reshowing of their Jackson Hole Season Premiere on December 14th at 9pm EST.
To celebrate we are offering another great giveaway. That's right, you have a chance to win a FREE WEEK STAY for 2 at Lost Creek Ranch for the Summer of 2012!"
Head on over to the Lost Creek Ranch website to enter.
Friday, December 9, 2011
"Curt Morgan and Jared Slater of Brain Farm were both awarded Emmy’s for their cinematography for Nat Geos show Great Migrations. They were working with the Cineflex and Phantom HD to capture the migration of Wyoming’s Pronghorn. You can see the footage in the Race to Survive Episode."
Read more about the 32nd Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards at the Brain Farm blog.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Save The Date!
More Exciting News!A key driver of choosing the Los Angeles Convention Center is the opportunity in 2012 to align our event with the prestigious Los Angeles Film Festival (LAFF), which is produced by Film Independent (FIND). LAFF attracts over 90,000 visitors over their 10-day event, almost 40,000 of whom are film industry professionals. The Festival showcases independent, international, feature, documentary and short films as well as music videos, and screens more than 100 feature films. The event also includes world premieres, panels and seminars, and free outdoor screenings. In 2011, the Festival showed over 200 films, music videos and shorts from over 30 countries.
AFCI is planning for members to receive special rates and offers from the Festival, which will provide you with access to the many remarkable panels and films. Film Independent (FIND), the association for independent filmmakers, has been eager to join with AFCI and its members to create an unprecedented industry event.
For more info and details from the AFCI, see the full newsletter.
Monday, December 5, 2011
LANDER, Wyo. — Joe Hutto had to become a turkey for his experiment to work.
“I wanted to become a wild turkey,” said Hutto, 66, of Lander. “I wanted to do everything that I could to insulate them from the human experience. I wanted to be the fly on the wall.”
The naturalist was living in the north Florida swamp in the early 1990s when a farmer started mowing on his nearby plantation, destroying turkey nests as he went. Hutto asked if he could have the eggs should the farmer come across another nest.
Wild turkeys are precocial birds: They’re born alert and ready to run but need attention from their mother 24 hours a day, seven days a week, until they are grown. Hutto would have to leave his life to become a turkey mom to 14 wild birds.
Hutto spent the better part of two years with no human contact. The stack of journals he kept became a book, and now, two decades later, a PBS “Nature” series documentary that aired this month.
Friday, December 2, 2011
"Imagine dinner-time cravings for a Big Mac, Coke and fries, while being handed a plate of beans and rice after a long day of hiking over the deep-rutted Oregon Trail behind a team of oxen.
Such was the plight of two dozen teenagers during the filming of an award-winning documentary movie called 'In Pursuit of a Dream.'
The film was bankrolled by the Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA), a group dedicated to preserving the 'stories and the legacy of the 19th-century American migration.'
The Association's focus is specific to the Oregon, California, Santa Fe, Applegate and Mormon trails. Priscilla Vanderpas, a longtime OCTA member, will sponsor a free screening of the educational film 7 p.m. Monday in the Community Room of the Helling Library in Nevada City.
The film follows the two-week trek of the teens and three adult teachers as they journey over the Oregon Trail, re-enacting the trip as it would have been undertaken by young people 160 years earlier.
The present-day group traveled in authentic costumes, sleeping outside and eating food that was typical of the day during the 1800s.
'The kids chosen for the movie were from all over, including California, Wyoming and Colorado,' Vanderpas said. 'The production company was from Boston and some of the kids chosen for the film were from the New England area, which was very interesting because some had never seen the West.'”
To see the full story, visit theunion.com