Horizon Pictures

Park City, Utah / Jackson, Wyoming

Award winning motion picture
and television productions

Peter Pilafian

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April 7, 2015

Spent a lot of the ski season up at Deer Valley Ski Resort in Park City, Utah, doing Video Motion Analysis for the elite ski instructors there. Using the very powerful DartFish program, we were able to make big improvements in technique for a lot of their clients. Nice to see big smiles and genuine satisfaction with the results of these video tools.

December 16, 2014

"Jazz Vespers 25" is now ready for prime time. The two-and-a-half hour concert program was shot with 7 cameras at the Rose Wagner Theater in Salt Lake, and edited down to a very tasty 60 minutes for DVD, streaming, and hopefully PBS release. Produced and edited by Horizon Pictures for the Unitarian Church in Salt Lake, you can stream it now at: Vimeo.com/ondemand/jvq25

December 19, 2012

Our new production camera, the Sony FS-700, has been happily earning its keep lately. Not only does it look terrific, easily creates extreme slo-mo (up to 480 fps at 720p HD), but functions well in ENG-style production. Recently we've used it on slo-mo promos for RallyMe; athletic training material for Motion Analytics LLC; and a reality-style home-improvement show for Ace Hardware. With it's large Super-35-sized chip, and 4K upgrade-ability, we think this format will be around for a while.

May 4, 2012

Our eagerly-awaited PBS series, Pedal America will begin its run on May 5th, on most PBS stations around the country. Filmed over a three-month period around the US, it advocates for more bicycle riding, celebrates bicycle-friendly cities, and takes the viewer into some unexpected and really fun places. All of these new episodes are being produced out of Chicago by Ira David Levy, with Pilafian as D.P. for the series. Please check local listings, or go to Pedal America for more information. There are 7 half-hour programs in this first season. I hope you get a chance to view some or all of them.

February 18, 2012

After an impressively fast post-production schedule, "Ready To Fly" had its World Premiere in Salt Lake City last Friday, to a packed house of 550. It was a stunningly beautiful projection in the downtown LHM Megaplex. I was the Director of Photography for this powerful film: Producer/Director/Writer Bill Kerig's Feature Documentary about the US women's ski jumping team and their 8-year struggle to get accepted as an Olympic event. In the words of Women's Ski Jumping USA President Deedee Corradini, "The film is both a celebration of the team's accomplishments and a narrative to inspire those who haven't been given the right of equal opportunity before. "I think it beautifully tells the story of the agony, the defeat and the triumph of what these women athletes have been through in the last eight years. What the movie shows is the emotional rollercoaster and the emotional toll it took on them." The film will play in theaters for the next two weeks. Be sure to see it if you can. http://www.readytoflyfilm.com/