Last summer we traveled to Wimbledon, North Dakota for a shoot with FMC. Over two days we shot still and motion side by side from sunrise to sunset creating a diverse image library. Due to the fires at the time in Montana we had unbelievable light throughout the day. The warm sunrises and sunsets lasted hours thanks to the smoky haze making the shots unique with the quality of light.
Tucked away in Minneapolis is the home of Great Northern Boat Works, a warehouse filled with wooden boats of all shapes and sizes. The crew there takes great pride in restoring and maintaining wooden boats of all types from small sail boats to massive Chris-Craft boats. They are dedicated to preserving the tradition of wooden boats for many generations to come.
Producer- Tanya Silver
2nd Camera- Jules Ameel
Assistant- Jesus Terrazo
Field Audio- Chase Brandau
Music- John Hilsen
Editor- Ben Johnson
With a love of traditional methods, Chip Addington crafts bags with a modern twist. We spent a few days shooting with him, following his process to create waxed nylon bags.
Chip's work space is a photographer's dream, with big windows filling the room with soft natural light. We shot a lot of tight details to highlight the level of care and precision that goes into each bag he makes.
At ski areas like Welch Village a dedicated team plays Mother Nature every fall/early winter. When the temps are right these folks go out in the freezing cold to make snow for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy all winter long. People like Perry Eisert are the unsung heroes who make winter happen even if the skies don't make enough snow.
We spent two days working with the gang at Welch following them around the frozen hills getting blasted with water and snow. We shot with our new camera the Canon C200 which shoots beautiful 4k RAW video as well as a Canon 5dkmiv for 2nd angles. These cameras and lenses are tough and held up well in the harsh conditions.
Next time you are out at your local ski hill be sure to thank the snow makers for all their cold hard work.
2nd Camera: Spencer Nelson
Drone: Mike Meloche
Editor: Rob Prochnow