Behind the Scenes: the making of our TIFF volunteers tribute video!

Behind the Scenes: the making of our TIFF volunteers tribute video!

The Toronto International Film Festival, or TIFF, is definitely one of our favourite times of year. It's not just that there are so many movies available to see and discover, or the feeling of seeing something new that you know will be more widely beloved come awards season, it's also that it's one time of year when we're surrounded by people who love movies as much as we do.

And that's never more evident than in the volunteers who make TIFF a success every year—the dedicated folks who take time out of their busy lives to make sure TIFF runs as planned and everyone gets to where they need to be. Which is why we've created a special video every year to say "Thank you!" to the TIFF volunteers.

Making this annual tribute is a labour of love, but it is indeed a lot of work. This year we had help not just from our own crew and the post-production team at soho vfx, but from the amazing locations that donated or allowed us to use their space to tell a story. Without their help, we'd have to resort to all green-screen work. We thought you'd like to see some behind-the-scenes shots from a few of our favourite locations from this year's video.

Sandbanks Provincial Park

This beautiful natural wonder stood in for the hero's parachute landing spot:

City of Fergus

The Elora Gorge was a perfect backdrop for our hero's rafting segment:

Rattlesnake Point

This Ontario landmark provided a dramatic cliffhanger shot:

Grieg's Caves

These natural limestone caves on the Bruce Peninsula were the ideal place for our final, payoff scene. This hidden, untouched natural gem is definitely worth a visit next time you are in the area:

Watch the finished video below and see if you can spot what we added or changed in post-production! We'll see you next year at TIFF!