Sean Openshaw Photography

Health and fitness is a very important topic for me so when presented with a project about Community Health, I wanted to add something interesting and fun to the interviews that were set up.

I had some footage from previous NAH Foundation events but I wanted to create a story to go with this short film.

Luckily, I have a fit, energetic co-worker, Hannah Johnson, who was willing to play along at 5 a.m. And it’s a good thing we hadn’t checked the weather forecast before heading out to Buffalo Park to film this. It was a clear, beautiful morning, but it was so incredibly cold that I thought I was going to die.

Hannah and I would shoot for a few minutes and then retreat into the car to unthaw before heading back out for a few more frames.

For the running shots, I followed her on my bike with my camera on an extended gimbal. And since she is such a fast runner, the wind chill really amplified the fact that we were both extremely underdressed for how cold it was.

Overall, I’m pretty happy with how this turned out and am excited to work on more projects with Hannah and her team at the Northern Arizona Healthcare Foundation.

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