Some shoots are simply breathtaking and our two weeks in stunning Southeast Alaska is right at the top of our list. Frank and Tyler are taking in the epic beauty and helping collect wonderful stories – stay tuned for future videos.
The Quilting Bee is a locally owned gathering place for sewers, quilters and anyone with a creative bent. “The Bee” has served the Spokane community for over 25 years. We’ve had such a pleasure working with this awesome business and their fantastic owners, Treasure and Scot Auble. Last month, after some arm twisting, Treasure made her small screen debut. She was fantastic! What do you think?
This project was a blast, but also a scheduling nightmare! The plan was to film Chris Kopczynski, the President of Dishman Hills Conservancy, his daughter Kellie, and Jeff Johnson, board member of the Dishman Hills Conservancy. They would hike and climb to the top of Big Rock in the Dishman Hills while we filmed them. Chris Kopczynski, 69, is a world famous mountain climber. His career spans over 50 years where he scaled hundreds of mountains, like Robson, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Denali, Everest, and the Eiger. He became the ninth American to scale Everest and the 12th man in the world to climb the highest peak on all seven continents. Chris’ passion for rock climbing started when he was 16 when he climbed to the top of Big Rock.
We were super pumped for this project, but winter in Spokane decided to stick around until late March, which makes rock climbing and filming nearly impossible. Plus, Chris Kopczynski and the Corner Booth Media team are huge fans of the Gonzaga Bulldogs. The week we wanted to film, the Bulldogs decided to make it to the National Championship game. Our road trip to the Final Four pushed back filming until the week of the Dishman Hills Celebration Dinner. Luckily, the weather looked sunny on the Sunday before the dinner, so Tyler, Zack, and Mark Baker gathered their equipment and headed to the Dishman Hills.
When we got there, the weather once again became our enemy. The sun was gone. This was the last possible day to shoot so we went with it. During the whole hike up to Big Rock, the weather didn’t change, but we had to keep going. Once we made it to Big Rock, Chris, Kellie, Jeff, and Mark started climbing. Miraculously, the sun broke through the clouds and started shining on the climbers! We took out the drone and started flying. The footage was awesome and the whole day was a success. The next challenge was to edit the video with the dinner right around the corner. It took a couple of long nights, but the end product was a success. We made the deadline and a great video. Watch it here!
We want to thank Chris Kopczynski and the rest of the Dishman Hills Conservancy team who helped make the Dishman Hills Celebration Dinner a success. If you missed the opportunity to attend, there is still time to do your part. Donate today to preserve and protect the Wild Heart of Spokane.
The one and only Frank Swoboda was interviewed by Linn Parish of the Spokane Journal of Business. The article, first published in the Spokane Journal of Business, focuses on what’s new in the Corner Booth. “We aren’t just the guys that create it and film it and produce it and tell a great story. We now help our client figure out a plan before we make it. That’s what makes it go even further.” We are excited for what 2017 has in store for us! The article can be read Q&A with Frank Swoboda of Corner Booth …ia video _ Spokane Journal of Business