Never let it be said that this job is without it perks. The biggest, in my opinion, is that we get to experience all of the interesting people and places that we’re filming, both on and off-camera.
Never was this benefit more evident than on our recent trip to Banff, Canada. Google AdWords had commissioned us to create a video spotlighting local company, Discover Banff Tours, and the project called for b-roll on location. We would need to capture the spectacular, natural beauty of Banff National Park and the range of thrilling experiences offered by the company. Not a bad gig!
It was a magical 5-day adventure in the mountains. There was canoeing, kayaking, hiking, swimming and sightseeing. We got to hang out with a family of wolves and fly over glaciers in a helicopter. We met so many amazing people, and we got paid for it! Sure there are always challenges associated with shooting on location. But if you ever hear me complaining about them, do me a favor and smack me. Because the truth is that as far as jobs go, it doesn’t get much better than this.
Here are some still photos that Jason and Nick took during our trip:
Filming and paddling on the Bow River
Georgina & the lovely Kuna, her first rescue.
Filming at the breathtaking Lake Louise.
Our veteran Discover Banff Tours guide, Hugh.
Our amazing pilot at Alpine Helitours
Note: For anyone interested in going to Banff, you should definitely reach out to the folks at Discover Banff Tours. They are amazing guides, and will give you all the personal attention you need to help plan your visit.