Ten people plus four cars plus film gear, luggage, Costco snacks, and one golden retriever named Sawyer equals the building blocks of an OutThere Colorado film shoot.
We spent seven days in September trekking all over Summit County fly fishing, kayaking, sailing, climbing, paragliding, and stargazing. It’s always an adventure with the Prospect Arts team and OutThere Colorado crew, but we all agreed that this fall film shoot during peak golden aspen season was the best one yet.
Fly Fishing – Tarryall River, Broadmoor Fish Camp
The trip began on the banks of the Tarryall River at the Broadmoor Fish Camp, and our goal was to capture as many aspects of the angling experience as possible. We took still photos, close up shots with a Sony FS7, and high altitude drone shots.
Though we’d left Colorado Springs at 4 am, and though the morning was cold and windy, we all slowly settled into the serene setting and meditative state that early morning fly fishing induces. It probably also helped that we didn’t have cell service.
Kayaking, Dillon Reservoir
We could not have timed the film shoot better—the aspens in Summit County on the hillsides surrounding Lake Dillon were at their fall color peak. It therefore wasn’t hard to get some beautiful early morning kayaking shots on Lake Dillon. Ollie the pup was one happy dog that morning!
Paddleboarding, Dillon Reservoir
SOL Paddleboards, a company based in Telluride, lent us some gear for the SUP portion of our Lake Dillon shoot. Our talent, a good-natured crew of yoga teachers and pro athletes, explored the inlet and islands dotted along the western side of the reservoir.
Climbing, Officer’s Gulch
One of the most challenging days of filming turned out to be climbing. If you decide to climb at Officer’s Gulch along I-70 between Breckenridge and Copper, be forewarned that the ten-minute approach includes steep switchbacks, and on snowy days, slippery trails. In spite of the challenging approach, icy fingers, and a chilled crew, the falling snow did make for some beautiful footage.
Cycling, Vail Pass
The most physical day of shooting had to be cycling on Vail Pass. Our pro cyclists, however, were unfazed by the steep ascents!
Paragliding, Vail Valley
We’re pretty lucky here at OutThere Colorado. We work with world-class athletes and film crews to capture some pretty amazing outdoor experiences. The most epic day of our fall film shoot was the last day. We used every piece of film equipment in our arsenal—drones, FS7, Ronin, GoPros, OSMO—to film paragliding over Vail Valley.