The impact of cold on people and the equipment requires suitable knowledge from the production team. It must be further noted that when shooting in arctic conditions, the equipment behaves differently.
The Finns have developed a high proficiency in working in extreme weather situations where snow and ice are at play. When it comes to shooting or transport, health and safety aspects are carefully considered and taking care of your gear is a norm.
Shooting in snowy conditions is a bit tricky. There are many factors affecting the outcome; light may reflect in surprising ways, battery life is reduced, the cables break easily... It all can be handled, but it requires skills and expertise.
If your crew has no former experience on shooting among coldness & whiteness, we are glad to connect you to local professionals who can help you.
The long winter season has taught the Finns not only to cope with snow and ice, but also to use these elements as creative construction material. The skilled professionals in snow and ice construction use this arctic material to construct almost anything one can think of, artistic or functional.
A variety of constructions such as snow villages, snow hotels, ice bars, and even the world's largest snow castle, are all part of the snow builders' repertoire. Or in case there's no need for a big snow castle in your production, you can just use an army of snowmen as extras.
Here are couple of links to interesting cases of snow & ice construction:
Have a closer look at our Crew & Services for partners and professionals competent working in extreme conditions, either building you snowmen or helping as a more typical member of your team.