Monday, Mar 4, 2013
Carlsbad Caverns National Park is about to have an interpretive movie to call its own for the first time in the park’s 85 year history.
Aperture Films, a Harpers Ferry indefinite quantity contractor, was in the park the week of February 11th to shoot sequences in the cave for the 15 minute film, which is due to be completed in early 2014. Specialists in cave lighting and film techniques were brought in to assist. Cavers with vertical skills were used for some sequences and park staff and volunteers appeared in the film as extras.
The famous Brazilian free-tailed bats were filmed last summer as well as scenes of the park’s Chihuahuan Desert plants and animals.
Superintendent John Benjamin noted that the entire park staff contributed in many different ways to assist with filming and is excited to see the final product.
“This project has been a long time coming,” he said, “and we are pleased to be able to offer the public a high quality film that highlights not only what to see and do but also the science and exploration that continues to take place here.”
Anne Tubiolo of Harpers Ferry Center is the project’s film producer.