On Day 7 filming we had two pieces of specialised filming to coordinate – tanking north of Mullen and herding at the Bowring ranch near Merriman.
This was made more challenging by the fact that the previous night’s weather had been so bad that we were really not sure how early we could fly – there was a real chance of fog. If we were not able to take off on time, then all the planning and timings would be worthless and we would not only miss our appointments, but maybe have to change our route completely.
Although there was low cloud at Ainsworth, it was clearly going to burn off in the heat of the day, and we were able to rendez vous with Mitch and his crew just north of Mullen. They put on a great show as you can see from Richard’s blog and the highlight reel from Day 7 (soon to be posted).
Our last location in Nebraska was the Bowring ranch – a truly impressive working ranch that was bequested to the state by Eve Bowring. Their visitors’ centre is a real revelation and well worth a visit. Thanks here are due to the Superintendent, Diane Burress and Brett and Bailey (her husband and son) who did some great cattle herding for us, so we could capture the unique sand hills landscape. We have filmed herding before, but never before with dogs – so thanks also go to Sady and Shadow who put on a great performance.
These were a fitting end to a really intensive, but successful shoot. The weather has been tremendously kind to us and we were truly delighted to be able to capture so many wonderful location in our stay in Nebraska.
Category: Filming Nebraska from the Air