EUSSC x Wasteland Ski
We’ve been a film production partner to EUSSC and Wasteland Ski for a number of years
We’ve created a series of content for them throughout the year each time.
EUSSC are the Edinburgh University Snow Sports Club whom we have provided media content for over the last 2 years in association with Wastelandski. They are one of the UK’s biggest and best student snowsports clubs.
Student snowsports media is a commercial space that DGTL pioneered back in 2014. We began offering high quality trip media coverage in the form of aftermovies, short form social content and high quality photography.
This was all done with the dual aim of providing trippers with an awesome memory of their holiday while at the same time providing substantial content resource for marketing future trips. Edinburgh university are one of the largest group ski trips from the UK, this year peaking at over 1000 students.
This year the creative brief set by EUSSC was the bring some unique elements to the film while retaining the same high level of professionalism. They wanted to have representations from across all the aspects of the trip along with hints to other events in the snowsports calendar such as the Dryslope Championships in November.
What we did
How we tackled EUSSC’s films.
Our team initially worked with EUSSC at the Dryslope Championships earlier in the year to capture a few setup shots for the videos intro. We wanted to find a creative way to transition between EUSSC on the dry slope in Edinburgh and a shot of Val Thorens. To do with we made sure to planned some transition ideas before BUDS to enable us to recreate the shot in the mountains. We ended up going with the goggles on transition taking you from Scotland to France and makes for quite a ‘wow’ moment in the edit.
What challenges did we face?
As well as the wind we had some fairly icy cold conditions to deal with. Sometimes in the mountain you can be lucky and have glorious sunshine for the week and need to remember your sun cream. However on this trip the conditions were seriously cold. Val Thorens is quite a high resort so the temperature was always going to be lower, but 5 seconds without gloves at the top of a glacier meant not being able to feel your fingers as you tried to operate the camera gear. Not to mention the rate the batteries were drained in the cold. You can check out more about the issues we faced in our BTS video here.