Today, we are dreaming of spring and summer! Enjoy a few shots of the Florida Keys, a hub for water activities galore such as snorkeling, scuba diving, boating, and fishing.
Our Throwback Thursday this week comes from 1997. At the time, we were producing the TV show, ‘Destination: Hope’ and the syndicated series ‘Assignment Hope’. One of our favorite segments was the Medal of Hope Ambush. Here’s what it looked like.
Back in July of last year, our team experienced the once in a lifetime opportunity of going to shoot a series of films in the country of Haiti. Here, we witness one of the young locals running up to Dave Hansen (Helping Hands for Haiti Founder), in excitement as he came to visit this particular family. Each day was filled with experiences like these, moments showcasing true love for others.
Here we visit Cottonwood Falls, Kansas, home of the Chase County Courthouse. Built in 1873, it is deemed the oldest Kansas courthouse still in use. Enjoy some aerial videography of the beautifully constructed French Renaissance style architecture!
Enjoy some additional footage from our trip to Logan, Utah as we follow one of our interviewees on their bicycle! The shots were captured in a vehicle as our subject whizzed in front of and behind us down the scenic mountainsides. Thank goodness for gimbals!
DHTV was recently able to travel all the way to Logan Utah, and capture footage that included some beautiful moments of a family on horseback. What many people don't realize, though, is the work it takes to get the horses ready!
Gaze upon the beautiful Mackay Hall, Park University's defining structure on campus. This suite shot was captured towards the end of this past fall, as the colors were beginning to fade from the trees, ever leading us closer to winter.
This week, we have a great shot chosen from our documentary produced back in 2016, "Town Teams: Bigger Than Baseball". The sequence showcases a pitcher from the early twentieth century, hurling the ball towards the batter. This was one of the many highlighted recreations made in the documentary, as you notice the pitcher wearing his uniform, unique to the old small oil-boom town of Midian, Kansas.
…..of this job is meeting fascinating and inspiring people who happen to live in fascinating and inspiring places. We found ourselves capturing images of Allison Carr and three of her daughters riding horseback near Logan, Utah yesterday. The sun was just about to dip below the mountains and the light was ‘Golden’. Allison’s is a story of hope. She received an adult stem cell transplant four years ago after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of Multiple Sclerosis. Today she is free of the disease and living with a new appreciation of life.
This past summer, DHTV was able to visit the country of Haiti, to shoot a video for a Christian organization aimed at helping locals in and around the small village of Mauger. In this exciting moment, a few members of the organization starting throwing water balloons over the compound walls to surprise the kids! The smiling faces on each child was quite something to behold.
Shooting video at night can be a difficult task, but in the right setting (with the right light set up), one can really gather some great footage. Here, we shot some video for a client who wanted to highlight the bustling and buzzing of vehicles driving by. The headlights on each car moving directly toward the camera gives the viewer a unique perspective.
Last week, DHTV made their way out to Colorado Springs, following Lockton as they gathered for their annual “Global Growth Forum” event.
The trip was filled with tons of shooting and editing, with multiple late nights in prep for the event’s various video production needs. As always, our crew was diligent about having all video footage and graphics looking great and finished promptly.
It was a full week of work, but nothing makes us more content then leaving a production knowing our client’s needs were met and they were happy with the service we had an opportunity to provide.
Enjoy a few stills of our guys working hard!
This week's "Suite Shot" circles back to St. Augustine, Florida. Construction on the oldest masonry fort in the continental U.S. began in 1672, and served both as a haven against enemy attack and as a prison at one point in time. In 1924, the Castillo became a national monument, and it continues to showcase its architectural beauty to this day.
This week's suite shot takes place in the bustling city of Atlanta. Here, we take a look at the impressive Atlanta skyline from above. Unsuspectingly, we also get to see a passenger train glide through our camera, just at the right time. This historic city, continues to tell us stories even today.
We met this little guy on a shoot last week in Haiti, as one of our DHTV Digital film crews were working there on a project for a non-profit organization. While capturing a time lapse of the sunrise, this curious hummingbird cruised in front of our camera, paused long enough to look into the lens, then flew away. Talk about a happy accident!
Gaze upon the beauty of St. Augustine, Florida, the location of the oldest continually occupied settlement in the continental United States. Old architecture and scenic views are characteristic of this notorious city, and continue to attract visitors to the area. Nicknamed, the "Ancient City", it is not a place you want to miss visiting!
In America, we have the opportunity to celebrate our freedom on July 4th each year. Some people watch fireworks, some grill huge amounts of food, some go swimming. Nearly all of us though, get to salute our flag, which symbolizes our country's amazing values we strive to live by each day. This suite shot was taken at a local farmer's market this past holiday, as the beautiful rays of the sun peaked in through the flowing flags.
It was a long, hot, and somewhat emotional day for the DHTV Digital family today. We moved out of our studio of the last nine years in downtown Shawnee. We're moving to a slightly larger and much more versatile space in Lenexa. We've collected a lot of great memories and a lot of stuff in the past 9 years. Thankfully, I'm blessed with two great families: My staff at DHTV and my wife and boys. I put them all to work today.
My thanks to Kevin Bennett, our landlord since 2009. You're the best my friend.
This creative shot was edited together for our annual Christmas "Video Card" sent out to our clients a few years back. "No Budget" was the name of the short. The fiery explosion occurring behind our film crew was generated together entirely in post production. DHTV enjoys putting together fun, interesting shots like these whenever we have the opportunity to. Who doesn't want to be the cool hero walking away from the huge explosion?
One thing that we have learned in this business is how hard farmers work on a daily basis. Many work day in and day out in the fields, making sure everything is going smoothly with every piece of equipment and every effort of labor. Here, DHTV was able to capture a few moments of work taking place late in the day, after the sun has clipped the horizon. This footage was taken from our upcoming documentary film "Combined", set to be released later this year.