Picture-perfect Verde Canyon attracts professional film crew
Towering crimson canyon walls, expansive valley views and the lush riparian habitat of the upper Verde River recently enticed a major electronics company to film aboard the Verde Canyon Railroad. The end product will be featured in Best Buy stores nationwide, showcasing the latest in plasma television color and contrast technology.
Because the unspoiled canyon is adjacent to a wilderness area, there are few roads traversing the chasm. The film crew took advantage of the historic tracks of the Verde Canyon Railroad to get the enhanced beauty they were looking for to sell their product. The dynamic color contrasts of the canyon and its wildlife in a natural setting along the Verde Canyon Railroad tracks proved to be the combination desired for their high-tech presentation.
"We were happy to accommodate this professional group of commercial artists aboard our train," said Teresa Propeck, marketing director. "We always knew our canyon was 'picture-perfect.' This project serves to confirm what our passengers have been saying all along."
Verde Canyon Railroad is located at 300 N. Broadway, in Clarkdale. Call 1-800-293-7245 to make reservations, or visit the Web site at www.verdecanyonrr.com.