‘The Old Country’ Shoots for the Future…in 4K - June 25, 2015
Once again we were up early for shooting at Busch Gardens Williamsburg – this time for Loch Ness Monster and Le Scoot log flume, bot classic Arrow rides that were built right in Mountain View, CA.
First up, was the legendary Loch Ness Monster, a very re-rideable Arrow multi-looper that takes significant advantage of the topography of the park (mostly the ravine of the Rhine River. It also features a triple helix inside the “monster’s cave” and the only interlocking vertical loops on any roller coaster in the world.
Upon meeting up with our awesome PR contact Emily in the morning, we headed over to “Nessie” to check out the camera rig.
Since the park was looking to update their footage of the ride (the last time they did Nessie was several years ago; Le Scoot had never been filmed before for POV) it worked out well to knock out two shoots in one day. After a few runs on Nessie both forward and reverse, we scooted over to Le Scoot to setup there.
(Photo: Robert Ingle)
While we’ve only seen the footage on a computer, we know it’s going to look great in 4K just about anywhere. And the best part – it’s all authorized and done with park permission…you can’t beat that.
The flume proved to be a bit more difficult to get “just right” but we managed to wrap up filming just as guests were entering the park, which has been one of our goals on the trip – to be an unobtrusive to operations as possible.
(Photo: Robert Ingle)
After a delicious lunch at yet ANOTHER fantastic restaurant inside the park (Trapper’s BBQ in Canada) we finished our remaining shots and began interviews with employees. The stories they told us and the anecdotes they used were so powerful, we guarantee they’ll make an impact on you in the final film. Needless to say, Arrow made a far-reaching impact from their relatively small facility in the Bay Area.
Above: Interviewing BGW Park President, Carl Lum. (Photo: Robert Ingle)
We've currently been filming in and around the Salt Lake City area, where we hear there’s a new coaster that just might be opening while we’re there. Stay tuned!
- Kris Rowberry
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