Even if skiing was never your thing, this video is worth watching. The white snow slopes are the perfect backdrop for color. Add on to that the element of night shooting, and you get absolutely stunning visuals.
According to “Huffington Post Green”, the Lightsuit Segment in Sweetgrass Productions’ latest ski movie, “Afterglow” was filmed in collaboration with Swedish ad agency Ahlstrand & Wållgren and Philips TV in order to showcase their new Ambilight TV and its style of glowing color and light. It is a three-minute flick, which producers say took “a national government’s worth of logistics, planning, and civil engineering” to pull off. It is not surprising given the stunning visuals.
Nick Waggoner talks about the logistical challanges and how they overcame the issues that arose with every night's shoot. Amazingly though, all this was achieved with just 14 person crew. The team literally carried the weight of this production, carying 100-pound rigs and heavy lights up and down the snowy hills. The Red Epic camera, used to shoot this movie, was carried by an optacopter slung on a Movi Stabilization system.
Here is some of the info for what it took to make this possible:
5 weeks of filming
9,000 lbs of equipment
operating 70 miles from a road at times
-15F degrees in the deepest snow on earth
8 main lights
16-20 light stands
miles of extension chords
custom manufactured LED suits