This video was created to demonstrate the operations of snow making equipment in a city specific to concerns that they might be too noisy. We don't think so. Bob Ford, owner of Landscape Architects and Planners a Lansing, Michigan firm, narrates this short, informative video on location at Hawk Island Snow Park; one of the first urban snow parks in North America. It was shot between midnight and 1:00 am on a cold Sunday night within the City Limits of Lansing, Michigan and minutes from Michigan State University's main campus. There were three SMI PoleCat snow guns running at maximum capacity. Bob used a simple decibel meter to measure sound at various positions from directly next to one gun, out to several hundred feet away from it and finally next to the adjoining neighborhood. Ingham County Parks operates Hawk Island and in over a year they have not had one complaint for noise or lighting spillover. With a tight window of opportunity and only a couple of hours to plan, this video was shot using a Canon XA10 pro HD camcorder, a Shure handheld mic and ambient light only. With no other options, we lit Mr Ford "shoulders up" with a Petzl Tikka XP Headlight for the last few shots next to the neighborhood. Our grip for the shoot was Chocolate Standard Poodle, Lucy. Contact us anytime!

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