In the middle of 2018, I was contacted by PNP Supply, a company out of Colorado that is the premier distributor of ductile iron pipe – the stuff that most ski resorts use for their snowmaking infrastructure, to make a commercial video. They told me that they would be installing two miles of this revolutionary pipe at Sunday River and they would love to document the process. Very little is publicized about modern ductile pipe installation and a video would help PNP continue to grow their business across the US.
Sunday River here in Maine has always prided itself on having some of the best snowmaking in the country so I knew immediately that this would not be a small undertaking. I jumped at the chance to be part of this process.
PNP Supply knew exactly what they wanted straight out of the gate, and I worked with them on storyboarding so that their concept would see reality. Fortunately, they had a wonderful art and design department that had an extremely clear vision of each shot that would be in the video.
I pulled in some amazing local filmmaking resources to help on the more complex shots and the project would not have looked as amazing if it were not for the help of SP Films, Mainescape Media, and Adam Metterville Video Production.
We filmed over the course of several months in order to get the various phases of the installation and were lucky enough to get some footage from Sunday River of their snowmaking tests at the beginning of the 2018-19 season. The work was done 100% by Sunday River employees and I watched them battle the intense summer heat, unforgiving western Maine terrain, and long days to finish the job.
Editing and revisions took a few weeks, but we were happy to make any tweaks required to realize the vision of PNP.
The project itself succeeded without a hitch and finished ahead of time and under budget, which is relatively unheard of for a project of this size in any industry.
We are extremely proud to have been part of this project and to have been chosen by PNP Supply for such an important corporate job that will be a centerpiece of their brand.