Wednesday, January 7, 2009

My Adventures In Marketing

Working as a marketing manager has allowed me to see many beautiful places when I need to accompany clients on video shoots our agency is working on. Salt Lake City's beautiful mountain tops when snow was needed, the redwood forest in Northern Cali for passenger tire shoots through beautiful evergreens or the obligatory L.A. shoots when beautiful coastlines are needed. Yesterday's shoot took me to a new exotic locale, Killbuck, OH. It's almost 90 miles from Stow to Killbuck and only 35 of those were on actual highways, the next 30 was through Amish country and the last 25 were on paths that I would not necessarily call roads. I was willing to bet they would not show up on a navigation system.

Anyway, between the locals and the mild 26 degree temperature, we had quite the adventure filming the new products on Jeeps off-roading in Killbuck. I think the camera we were filming with probably cost more than some of the trailers that line the roads throughout the county. Anyway we got some incredible running footage and trail shots of the tires and vehicles to use this year. So Day 1 = success! Day 2 = today and hell no, I was not going to stand out there in the rain all day! I feel sorry for my creative team standing out in the middle of a muddy field right now filming tires on Jeeps. Here are some highlights from the shoot:

Our limos

The rest of the fleet

Yes, we filmed an off-road tire in a field

Action shots

This was in the barn that served as our base camp

This was why we didn't use the house at our base camp. Leatherface would not let us in.

Covered bridge used in "road" shots

Shooting under the bridge

Filming was halted for some onlookers, I can only imagine what they thought or the whole production!

As we were filming we noticed the waterline from the river flooding of 2005, craziness!!!


Kelly said...

That looks like fun! Minus being outside in the middle of January.

Bec said...

I've been meaning to send you this link since you commented on my blog...


Sue said...

I wouldn't want to go inside "leather face's house" . . . hey nice deer! My husband was hunting in Montana in October and November. He sees some pretty nice scenery too. You have a nice job Mike! Wish I could be outdoors instead of inside all day long!