We spent two weeks in pre-pro, exacting what would be an insanely ambitious shoot schedule. Then, just as the Olympians who train on Hintertux, we committed to a nonstop, all-out grind.
Over the course of ten days, three glaciers, and countless company moves, we utilized the highest quality capture devices and rigs – drones, Movi stabilizers, lo-fi sliders, and more – all in spite of the cold and the altitude. Our versatile “special forces” camera crew came in and worked seamlessly with the local production team. As one cohesive unit, we had to be swift, nimble, and adaptive to capture the breadth of looks, locations, and times of day necessary for communicating an epic scale worthy of the global event that is the Olympics.
We spent days erecting practical exterior and interior set pieces, including a 50-foot tall custom ski jump, which was only accessible by snowmobile, and a GE control room worthy of a science fiction film. The control room was designed and built completely from scratch and subtly enhanced in post – a shining moment for our interdisciplinary forces of on-location production design and VFX augmentation.