Looking back at the 2018/19 winter season

Now that it is starting to feel like summer, we thought it would be a good time to look back at the successes and stories from the winter. Winter sports has always been a major part of life at DGTL with Sam, our MD, having pioneered the current media craze in student snow-sports.

One of the team in Avoriaz

Headline Stats

From our first trip back in November, to our last project in April we have:

  • Completed 7 major projects, including 2 festivals
  • Completed 168 days of staff time in resort
  • Captured nearly 6TB of video and photos
  • Travelled over 10,000 miles to projects
Sam on stage at Snowboxx

Staff Season Highlights

We went around some of our staff who have been in resort and asked them for their highlights of the season:

My personal highlight this season was the three weeks between 23rd March and the 13th April. We had our second year of filming with Snowboxx Festival and our fourth with Newcastle Snowsports. Both of these clients trust us to do our job professionally and give us creative freedom to express ourselves within the parameters of the brief. The content we produced, and are still producing, has surpassed any previous year’s work and we’re proud of the job we have done.

Sam, Managing Director

Taking a break on a shoot

In January I headed out to the French Alps, along with Sam and Martin, for a 4 day shoot with Crystal Ski Holidays (a subsidiary of TUI) to produce content for their 2019/2020 marketing campaigns. At DGTL we love a challenge, but it is also great when a plan comes together…

As a team, we have a lot of experience in working in alpine conditions, but some things are simply out of our control; predominantly the weather! With pre defined dates, models booked and flights arranged all we could do is keep our fingers crossed.

We were lucky; with a massive dump of early January snow and 3 bluebird days, Avoriaz was in its element. It was a joy to work with a team that brought so much professionalism and fun to the project. We had been dealt a lucky hand but still strove for innovative perfection – something I think is evident in the final images.

Amelia-Kate, Producer & Client Services Director

Matt filming at Snowboxx

The highlight for me this season was working again with Surrey Snowsports. Over the last 3 years I’ve been making their trips edits and so it’s always nice being asked back. They put forward ideas, I put forward ideas and together we managed to pull together a pretty sick edit. Developing a good working relationship always helps with something like this as it helps you understand the client’s vision for the video and also allows clients to trust in your judgement for making things look good.

After getting to know the group for the last 3 seasons we were able to have a laugh along the way, and make the filming process less of a task and more of a bit of fun. The weather thankfully was reasonably kind to us, meaning we had decent snow and semi decent weather during the week which makes filming a hell of a lot nicer. Nobody likes filming in a whiteout! Overall it was a super collaborative process and it was my job to pull all the different bits of the trip together into a cohesive edit. Cheers Surrey.

Matt Greenwell, DoP

Example Projects

NUSSC 2019
We produced a range of high end content for one of the UK’s biggest student snowsports clubs

Crystal Ski Holidays Brand Photoshoot
We created a set of fresh content sufficient for three years of marketing campaigns for the leading UK snowsports travel specialist.

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