Hersheypark is a family theme park located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, about 15 miles east of Harrisburg, and 95 miles west of Philadelphia. The park was founded in 1906 by Milton S. Hershey as a leisure park for the employees of the Hershey Chocolate Company.
About the Project
Challenges & Solution
We are pleased to work with Hershey Entertainment and Resorts in capturing high quality multi-camera productions of all of their entertainment shows. In producing the videos, we typically use 4-6 4k cameras, a 32 track digital audio recorder, and stabilizers such as gimbals, sliders, jibs, and shoulder rigs. Many are produced in harsh environment of a packed theme park in temperatures approaching 100 degrees!
The goal of capturing each show is for general archive as well as for submission for IAPPA awards. The Brass Ring Awards are named for the rings given to carousel riders at the very first amusement parks, and the IAAPA Brass Ring Award is a symbol of achievement. And just like how a ring is an unbreakable connection, so too are our connections as a community – bringing out the best in one another.
Occasionally, we are also tasked to produce short performer profiles for nominees for individual awards. In doing so, we interview the nominated performer between shows, and edit together a short video that includes footage and other b-roll of them performing. We love projects like this because it allows us to flex both our storytelling and live event muscles!