Brain Disruption with ExperienceYes!

Brain Disruption with ExperienceYes!

Big Pictures spent a day with ExperienceYes at NIMBL in Denver creating a video showcasing how improv and brain disruption can improve communication and creativity in business.

Love Letters For Freedom Service Dogs

Love Letters For Freedom Service Dogs

It was about a year ago that we first met Shon, and his amazing dog, Rommy. We were shooting a feature segment for NFL Network about Deckers Dogs - a foundation set up by Jets (and former Broncos) wide receiver Eric Decker and his wife Jessica to help fund the rescue, care, and training of service dogs for our military veterans returning home with disabilities.

U.S. Olympic Boxers Go For The Gold

U.S. Olympic Boxers Go For The Gold

On the day Muhammad Ali passed away, we happened to be in the boxing gym of the Olympic Training center in Colorado Springs. Our mission was to capture footage of two young boxers heading for the Olympics - Shakur Stevenson, and Carlos Balderas.

New Canon Cine-Servo 17-120mm 4K Lens!

New Canon Cine-Servo 17-120mm 4K Lens!

We're excited to announce the addition of the new Canon 17-120 PL-mount servo zoom lens to the Big Pictures tool kit! This amazingly versatile glass is the perfect complement to our Canon Cinema Primes for our F55/F5 packages.

Healing Pain at 250 Below with Rick Reilly

Healing Pain at 250 Below with Rick Reilly

Imagine exposing your body to extreme temperatures – over 200 degrees below zero – to feel BETTER! That’s exactly the premise behind Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC). We recently shot an ESPN feature story with Rick Reilly and some Broncos football players to find out exactly how it works.

DeMarcus Ware Surprises High School for Bleacher Report!

DeMarcus Ware Surprises High School for Bleacher Report!

It’s not every day that a high school football team gets a new recruit of this caliber. Six foot four, 260 pounds. 133 sacks, over 600 tackles. Oh yeah, and nine times in the Pro Bowl!Meet Marcus Sacksmore, as played by Broncos Linebacker DeMarcus Ware.

ESPN Salutes America’s Heroes from Air Force Academy

ESPN Salutes America’s Heroes from Air Force Academy

It was the perfect storm. In honor of Veteran’s Day, we were set to broadcast segments of Sports Center live from the Air Force Academy parade grounds – starting with hosts Hannah Storm and Kevin Negandhi emerging from the back of a CV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft. But Mother Nature had other plans.

Imagine Perfection - Vacanti Wine Glass Story

Imagine Perfection - Vacanti Wine Glass Story

It’s very gratifying when we get the chance to use the power of moving media to help launch a great idea. That’s exactly what happened when Margarita and Patrick Vacanti came to us with a new way to enjoy wine – and needed a great video to tell the world.

NFL UP! With Von Miller and Gatorade

NFL UP! With Von Miller and Gatorade

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller is a finely tuned beast that explodes from the line in seek-and-destroy missions against the opposing team’s quarterback, running back, and anyone else with the ball. Big Pictures crews dipped into Von’s nutrition and training regimen with the team at NFL Digital Media for NFL UP!

Deckers Dogs on NFL Network

Deckers Dogs on NFL Network

What does post-traumatic stress disorder stress disorder feel like? How about traumatic brain injury? I’m sure it’s different for everyone, but for Shon Wilson - a 15-year veteran of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan - the symptoms included depression, rage, nightmares, and hyper-vigilance.

Adding MōVI Magic to your Next Shoot!

Adding MōVI Magic to your Next Shoot!

Imagine a smooth, full-speed tracking shot following a soccer ball down a field, a linebacker smashing into a guard, a skateboard flipping through the air, or a dog catching a Frisbee. How about a car-to-car [...]

Marijuana in America: Colorado Pot Rush premieres on tonight on CNBC

Marijuana in America airs tonight on CNBCThere seems to be endless fascination with the legalization of marijuana. It’s not just that something that was once taboo can now be purchased at a corner store, but also the myriad steps and complications that buyers and sellers have gone through along the way. On a deeper level, it taps into our national entrepreneural spirit – people are making a lot of money with this, and so are the governments that tax them. It truly is the next gold rush.

A few years ago Big Pictures crews worked on a documentary called Marijuana USA for CNBC. We explored the early stages of legalization, back when users needed medical reasons to purchase pot. We filmed patients limping in and out of clinics trying to get their cards, and specialty gardeners tending their crops in strangely lit grow rooms.

Mom and pop shops were thriving on selling bags of weed and edibles - blending cannabis syrup with brownie mix, candy ingredients, and even pasta sauce.

This was truly the early frontier - with buyers, sellers, and law enforcement all trying to figure out the new rules of the game.

Last year we shot an episode of Drugs, Inc. for National Geographic. This delved into the broader impact of marijuana legalization on the entire drug economy. How would legalizing marijuana impact trade for other drugs like heroine, meth, and crack?

Tonight CNBC premiers another project we helped shoot called Marijuana in America: Colorado Pot Rush, with Harry Smith. Now as the laws have evolved and the industry has grown, businesses have gotten more sophisticated, and the money is increasing dramatically. By 2018 the industry is projected to grow as large as $10 billion nationwide. But it still feels raw, like we are on the cutting edge of this whole thing. For example, businesses still can’t work with banks (because they are nationally regulated) so they are dealing in cash. We filmed in the back room of a store where two girls were counting out stacks of twenties and hundreds, and sorting them into envelopes so they can deliver them to their landlords, pay the power bill, and shop for supplies.

The next gold rush has arrived in Colorado, and other states, as entreprenuers seek out their fortunes like miners staking their claims. And the rest of the world remains interested, watching with fascination as we try to figure out this new frontier.

Marijuana in America: Colorado Pot Rush premieres on tonight on CNBC, 10PM EST.

Written by Tom Miller, Copyright 2014 Big Pictures Media, Inc.

The Anchorman interviews Peyton Manning

We recently had the hilarious privilege of working on the soon-to-be-famous comedic moment when Will Ferrell, playing Ron Burgundy (AKA The Anchorman), sits behind the ESPN Sports Center desk and interviews Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.

New Sony PMW400 XDCAM HD422 Added To BP Cameras!

We first laid eyes on the Sony PMW400 XDCAM HD 422 Camera at NAB 2013, and knew it would be the perfect addition to the Big Pictures camera lineup. It was finally released last week, and we were one the first to get our hands on it!

Shooting Drugs, Inc. For National Geographic

In a new Drugs, Inc episode for National Geographic Channel airing in September, the Big Pictures team explores the broader impact of marijuana legalization on the entire drug economy and infrastructure.