Horizon Pictures

Park City, Utah / Jackson, Wyoming

Award winning motion picture
and television productions

Peter Pilafian

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May 23, 2018

Just completed Second Unit shooting for "SOS": a Weather Channel series on survival. Our new Sony FS7MK2 is an inspiring piece of gear! Took it to Puerto Rico, and up into the San Gabriel mountains in California. Although it is always what's in front of the lens that counts, I can't stop raving about this new Sony camera! It is the first of the 'larger format' cameras I've used that behaves and handles like those excellent Betacam- or Varicam-style broadcast rigs from the earlier days! Thanks Sony for listening to our feedback! And it is of course 4K, recorded internally.

August 10, 2015

Finally entering the world of 4K delivery! In Auburn, Alabama, we shot 6 short comedy video skits for the opening of this year's football season, for screening on college football's largest 4K Jumbotron at Auburn stadium. We are talking 190 feet wide! I had a great crew out of Atlanta, and with good glass (Cabrio 19 to 90mm) on the Sony FS700 feeding an Odyssey 7Q, the results were outstanding! If you are into college football, you know those Southeastern Conference fans are fanatical about their teams, so we had lots of enthusiastic extras and a super positive attitude all around. "War Eagle!"

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.