Day 1 we spent location scouting with Berry and Kelly, two locals with the Utah Film Commission who know all of the ins and outs of the area. Most of the land in the area is privately owned and can only be accessed with permission by the land owners. Since Berry and Kelly are Bad Asses, they got us access to wherever we needed.
Day 2 we had an early call time of 5:45 am in order to capture that amazing morning light. But alas, it was to no avail because the key we were given in order to access the private slot canyon did not work. Luckily we had a backup slot canyon which worked out perfect. That’s why location scouting is so important.
Our talent for the video was Dan Fowlks. We couldn’t have found anyone better suited for the job. He was climbing in, over, under, up and around everything we asked him too. All while doing it while wearing a suit!
Equipment used: We kept this one simple. We used the Sony FS7 as our primary camera, with Canon glass. Keeping the rig light and mobile. Second camera was the DJI Zenmuse X7 mounted on both the DJI Osmo gimbal and our drone the DJI Inspire. We shot everything in 4k for the massive screen that this video will be playing on in Florida.
Video Production team:
DP: Dave Lindsay
Director: Jason Conforto
AC/Drone Pilot: Nate Wood
Talent: Dan Fowlks
PA/Photographer: Douglas Steed