The Banff Centre’s Film & Media department recently worked on a promotional video for Banff Lake Louise Tourism, working with Aerial Filmworks and a helicopter-mounted Cineflex camera like the one used on BBC’s Planet Earth. We asked two of the F + M work studies to tell us about working on the project.
As the videographer work study, working on the Banff Lake Louise Tourism shoot with Aerial Filmworks was an incredible learning opportunity not only because we got to see the helicopter film crew in action, but because Ron Chapple from Aerial Filmworks took the time afterwards to share his knowledge about shooting on the Cineflex camera. We actually got to push the control buttons and help him take it apart to see how all of the components work together. To see Chapple’s passion for the film industry was inspiring and I look forward to many more exciting project in the future. -Gina Lende
As the video editor work study I loved being a part of this aerial project because it got me out of my cave (edit suite), and into a fast-paced working environment. I still love to edit, but to have the opportunity to get out with the camera crew for a day was amazing. I learned that a lot of planning goes into this type of a shoot. Especially when dealing with helicopters, you need to utilize your location in a very short amount of time. -Graham King