Elk River Ranch

Filmed last fall and released at prime-time for Hall and Hall’s new showing season! The Elk River Ranch, just outside of Steamboat Springs is an extraordinary property. The tall Cottonwoods and Willows, red roofed buildings including an old world saloon, a gorgeous home, and of course the River, made this shoot a target rich environment! Thanks for watching!

Click to see our Award Winning Company Promotional Video for Hall & Hall Auctions.

ECI Site Construction Management

Here’s a recent video we did for one of our favorite clients, ECI. We are proficient in all types of story telling. This one helped ECI explain why this innovative new process they use, CM/GC (Construction Management / General Contract) benefits everyone involved in major development projects.

Big Day in Court!

Judge rules in favor of Pirker in FAA v. Raphael Pirker. This is exceptional news for our industry. We get calls about legality from time to time and this new ruling today is a big weight off our shoulders and that of our new and current clients.

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/commercial-drones-are-completely-legal-a-federal-judge-ruled

The Great Western Ranch

This project was truly a labor of love. After spending several days on this ranch, we couldn’t help but develop a strong connection to the land, its creatures and the history that is the Great Western Ranch. Thank you for taking the time to view this video that we are very proud to present!

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Vast beyond imagination. As far as the eye can see. The Great Western Ranch.

Four hundred fifty-seven square miles of magnificent New Mexico land. Raw. Wild. Original.

Sandstone bluffs carved by wind and water, twisted rock spires reaching skyward, flat-topped mesas,
deep vast arroyos, ancient volcanoes long silent, playa lakes and rich pastures of native grass. This is the land of the Anasazi and the Spanish conquistadors, of homesteaders and speculators, of sheepherders and ranchers.

The Great Western Ranch encompasses over 176,000 deeded acres and nearly 116,000 acres of leased state and federal land. A place unto itself, the ranch is so immense and varied that it defies easy definition. To the hunter, the Great Western is a pristine, natural game preserve, home to elk, mule deer and antelope, cougar, bear and all manner of smaller creatures and birds. To the rancher, the Great Western, a place of rich grasses, numerous pastures, livestock wells and various water resources – a true, four-season ranch where cattle graze year round. To the archeologist and the historian, the Great Western is a place where for hundreds of years, people have come and gone, leaving behind traces of their lives in the ruins and rock art preserved on the ranch.

From Interstate 40, Highway 117 runs south and west traversing through the magnificent volcanic formations of El Malpais (mal-pie-ees) National Monument and National Conservation Area leading to the main entrance of the ranch. Great Western is located 143 miles west of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and eighty miles south of Grants. The Ramah (ray-mah) Navajo Reservation and El Malpais is contiguous to the ranch. From east to west, the ranch spans 53 miles and 26 miles North to South and the western boundary is just over a mile from the Arizona state line.

Hunting on the Great Western is not merely good. It is superb. Perhaps the best New Mexico has to offer.
The ranch is home to a resident herd of 1,500 (fifteen hundred) to 2,000 elk, as well as large numbers of antelope and mule deer. Rich vegetation, essential water resources, food plots and diverse terrain, provide excellent habitat. Expert wildlife management contributes to the overall health and size of the elk population.

The largest bull harvested on the ranch measured an astounding 427 inches. Bulls of 340 to 360, are common.

What makes for great hunting also makes for excellent ranching.

The pastures and rangeland are well watered and support a significant and viable livestock operation. Seasonal pastures allow for year-round grazing while natural corridors enable cowboys to drive cattle easily from one The ranch is fully equipped with barns, utility buildings, stock pens and well-built, recently renovated housing for staff. Large pens and five state- certified shipping scales facilitate the gathering and transfer of cattle. A historic adobe lodge provides comfortable accommodations for up to 26 hunters at a time.

For centuries, men have hunted the wild animals that range these lands. On the ranch, in its secret places, are carvings upon the rock, more than 1,000 years old, that tell of deer, snakes, lizards and creatures pursued by stick- figure men. The land is today, as it was then, rich in natural resources, vast Stewardship of a place such as this is a rare privilege.

The ancients came to this place here, drawn by its abundance. They left their marks in the sandstone – postcards from the past, promises to the future, that this land, if respected, will reward those who are fortunate to walk upon it. This “Land of Enchantment”

Wild. Untamed. Timeless.
Great Western Ranch. A True American Original.

Zeb + Nina Wedding Video Highlights

Just finished the highlight wedding video for Zeb & Nina. Thank you, you two for being so fantastic to work with! The love and laughter between you and your family and friends made our job very easy! Cheers to your new life together!

Elk River Ranch teaser

Teaser Video: Beautiful fall colors on the pristine Elk River Ranch in Steamboat Springs, CO.

Downtown Denver Photo shoot

These are from a recent photo shoot for a development project. What great views these will be into Coors Field and to the new improvements of Union Station.

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The Great Western Ranch (teaser video)

We couldn’t be more excited to share with you our latest video, presenting The Great Western Ranch (teaser video)! We had quite the adventure capturing this massive and gorgeous ranch! This is just a teaser and it’s loaded. We probably could’ve turned out 5 completely different versions and we’d be just as proud of each one. We can’t wait to show you the feature ranch video, coming soon. Enjoy!

We recently did an interview regarding Aerial Video & Privacy with ABC 7 in Denver

With a push toward regulations as to where aerial video can be shot, and how we have to obtain permissions, ABC 7 in Denver allowed us to weigh in on the debate over privacy, and about how we deal with the current situations regarding privacy. As the article states…

The team at Aerial Imaging Productions in Aurora has set up its own code of conduct.  Employees ask for permission at locations even though technically they don’t always have to do so. The company maintains a fleet of the small aircraft used in commercial and private video production.  “The burden is on us to maintain it, make sure safety’s first and not violating anyone’s rights,” said business manager Jeffrey Buerger. The company welcomes the potential regulation, wondering why it hasn’t happened sooner. “Regulations are critical, I think,  because there’s companies out there making these real easy to get your hands on,” said photographer Matt Dunn. “We don’t want the public to be afraid of this technology,” said Dunn.

A larger number of people are getting access to these drones and it has definite consequences for privacy when we don’t make sure that we respect each and everybody’s privacy. We currently make sure we have permission from the property owner regardless of the legality of shooting there. However, some people with these new devices, don’t, and I think that is where common sense legislation, like limiting the locations you can shoot without permission, and banning all aerial video on private land without permission, as well as making the owner print their full name, address, and phone number on the drone to help with enforcement to make sure that people’s privacy is respected.

To read the full article by Marc Stewart at ABC 7 over the implications of aerial video to privacy, click here.

Zeb + Nina

Here’s a short teaser we put together for this couple. Yes, we did a wedding this year. Nothing new to our seasoned videographer, Matt Dunn, who has a long history of producing wedding videos. Matt and team had a great time capturing this beautiful day at Arrowhead Country Club! We’ll share the longer version upon completion. Thanks for watching!

Zeb + Nina teaser from Aerial Imaging Productions on Vimeo.