We took on the Forbes Bros. project for many different reasons – one of them being the adventure. We traveled across Western Canada to capture footage in temperatures ranging from -60F to 110F. The work the Forbes Bros. does was also attractive to us, you don’t often get the opportunity to film with helicopters, explosions, and the incredibly dangerous daily work they perform.
One of the biggest challenges was to keep the cameras warm in arctic temperatures. Eric, our producer, came up with an ingenious, yet simple solution, tie as many hand warmers around the cameras as possible to keep the batteries and gear from giving in to the cold. It was a great success – we were able to capture everything we intended to.