Shot in the heart of eastern Idaho's potato country, this piece is a compilation of various stages of spud production and the people behind it. Each fall, several small-town high schools release students for up to two weeks to help out with the harvest.
Flying dust and debris can make filming a little difficult, but the landscape of the region and the natural fluidity of the process--especially harvest--make it all worthwhile.
This piece is a cooperative effort between Idaho Falls magazine and one of our sister publication, aptly named "Potato Grower." (The front-end titling of "Potato Grower" is actually the nameplate of the magazine.)
Technical notes: Shot on Canon 5D Mark II and 7D DSLRs (24TS, 24-70, 85, 135 and 70-200 L lenses), plus a couple clips from a Sony EX3. Also utilized a Zacuto Z-Finder for handheld field and aerial shots, Glidecam 2000PRO, ProAm 250 Crane with extension and bogen supports.
Edited in FCP, 30P. All stills were captured with the 5D.
Special thanks to Tyler Baum at Potato Grower magazine, Leif Isaacson of Desert Air Ag, Doug Case Farms, Larsen Farms, GPOD, Rigby Produce, Webster Farms, Searle Farms.
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