Doing Whatever it Takes for the Shot

Monday, November 16th, 2015

On a cold and windy winter day in Denver last week, our team was tasked with the challenge of making it seem like fall. Only trouble: the skies had dumped three inches of snow in the early morning hours of our shoot date. Red and gold leaves were weighed down by the unseasonably wet snowflakes that had fallen hours before.

So what do we do? “Call a rain day.” This is what most production companies would say. But not us. And not our clients. We’re in it together. And so we did what we had to in order to get the shot.

With help from the lovely team at Cheddar Up we shoveled snow off the sidewalk and driveway in front of the home we intended to film a few hours later. At one point, we engaged in a snowball rolling technique that looked a lot like we were rolling up large chunks of carpet.

With the help of some sunshine and our incredible crew, we managed to literally erase any sign of winter and make the whole house look like it was truly a perfect fall day.

When we began the creative storyboarding process for Cheddar Up, we knew we wanted to shoot something that communicated those early days of school – when kids are just getting used to being on the bus every day and starting to sign up for sports and activities. The trouble with this concept is that it required us to race against the clock: wait a week and we lose all the leaves. Wait even one day, and we would lose our 6 child actors who had taken a day off of school.

There’s no denying that it was a physically exhausting day for the entire team, but we truly believe we made the right call. The resulting footage was gorgeous and worth every ounce of snowball rolling effort.

Here at Mighteor we go the extra mile for our clients and make sure when you work with us we do everything in our power to get you the shots you want. That’s ultimately what you hire us for right? For us to bring your artistic vision to come to life in a great video and if that means shoveling a yard and sweeping it until all the snow is gone we’re happy to do that.

It was truly a team effort and definitely a day I don’t think our team or the Cheddar Up team will soon forget.