Avalanche vs. Red Wings Alumni Game

By Doug Gritzmacher

Denver Director of Photography & Cinematographer

Doug Gritzmacher camera interview set up for Sportsbet Canada

This past weekend Coors Field hosted an outdoor NHL hockey match between the Colorado Avalanche and the Detroit Red Wings. Producers from Sportsnet, Canada’s version of ESPN, flew in from Toronto to cover some the action and festivities surrounding the match. This included an exhibition match between now retired players from both squads. We set up at their hotel to film interviews with some of these legends.


The Sportsnet producers had a specific look they were interested in for the backdrops. We used insulation picked up at Lowe’s hardware store. Using gold gel on an Arri light we were able to get a very cool look as you can see in the image above. I always enjoy getting an opportunity to try something new and had a lot of fun on this shoot.

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