The quick back story of the 10th Mountain division piece for WME's 62nd film is this. I'm going to ski in and around the areas where the Mountain Troops of the 10thMountain Division trained between 1941 & 1946, prior to being deployed to fight in Italy. We have collected a number of interviews with the vets. We have tons of archive footage as well. So far, we have had two days shooting interviews with the vets and three days getting some ski action shot. The first day of shooting ski action was tough. We were around Camp Hale where they lived.
This image is one of the old train tunnel just outside Camp Hale where trains traveled through. Train access through the Rockies was a key element to choosing the location for Camp Hale. Day 4 was amazing and we're hoping today, Day 5, can match.
Below, we are testing actual gear that the troops used and filming with one of Warren Miller's true vintage cameras.