Horizon Pictures

Park City, Utah / Jackson, Wyoming

Award winning motion picture
and television productions

Peter Pilafian

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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/

January 5, 2012

Just released: a new DVD from the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra, the World Premiere of "All Things Majestic" by composer Jennifer Higdon, which also features Video Art created by Peter Pilafian to accompany the orchestra's excellent recording of Beethoven's Sixth Symphony, the "Pastoral". Order your copy here: https://tickets.gtmf.org/scripts/max/2000/maxshop.exe?PG=99&LINKTO=EVENT_1018

December 23, 2011

As we concluded the production phase of a new PBS series called 'Pedal America' I found myself in 74-degree Tampa Bay Florida, getting on a plane back home to minus-12-degree Jackson Hole. In three months we had filmed seven episodes in seven states around the US: Napa Valley, Austin Texas, Sedona Arizona, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Savannah Georgia, and finally Florida. Using a specially designed bicycle-mounted video monitoring and camera rig, we were able to achieve moving shots of host Ira David Levy talking while riding (not illegal in most states) as he explores pathways, infrastructure, and local movers and shakers in the bicycle world around the country. It will air in Spring 2012 on PBS.