BOULDER – TrailRidge Realty and Realtors® love living in Boulder County. This passion inspired the creation of a new theme song for Boulder, “That’s My City!” The goal of the song is to highlight the things we love most as residents and parents of beautiful Boulder County.
The project started with a dream in the fall of 2014 when Managing Broker Leanne Goff had a vision to create a theme song that resonated with the beauty and fun that Boulder shares with its citizens and families. The singers that Leanne was looking for needed to be full of the joy that permeates our community, especially through the eyes of children.
IF YOU GO…
Why We Love Boulder Theme Song Release Party
Who:Jeff & Paige along with TrailRidge Realtors®
When: Saturday, Feb. 13 with showings at 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.
Where: The Dairy Center, 2590 Walnut Street, Boulder, CO 80302
Contact: Leanne Goff at 720.465.7005
The answer was clear – Jeff and Paige! They are infamous in Boulder for their fun-loving perspective and environmentally conscious songs geared towards children. When Leanne contacted Jeff and Paige she found that they had always had it in the back of their minds to do a theme song for Boulder and now they had a reason to make it happen.
With a song in place, the newly formed team needed a videographer to transform the melody into pictures. The hope was to embody the energy of Jeff and Paige with the essence of Boulder’s beauty.
Michael Travers, owner of Hbar Films, took the job to heart when creating the visuals. As a University of Colorado Boulder (CU)graduate, Michael has long loved our community and has intimate knowledge about why we all love Boulder.
Together, this team of artists, videographers, musicians and visionaries came together with ideas on what to feature about life in Boulder. Everyone was in agreement that the video should focus on the local farms in our community, the farmers’ market, athletics including yoga, the Pearl Street pedestrian mall and finally, the University of Colorado Boulder.
The first stop for the crew was Sunbeam Farms. This was one of their favorite days because the entire crew loves what this local CSA stands for. Their philosophy is that locally grown is healthy for the environment as well as the body and soul. Complementing the local farm, the second shoot was at the Boulder Farmers Market where many of the vendors and even former City Council Member George Karakehian made an appearance.
After the shoot at the Farmer’s Market, the band of artists were invited to the grand opening week of The Mama’Hood Yoga Studio in Boulder. Children and their parents came out for an afternoon of play and yoga with Jeff and Paige. There was kirtan and chanting with the children as well as playful poses that kept everyone giggling.
A video about Boulder could only be complete with a winter shoot in the North Boulder Park while people passing by were Nordic skiing. It was a day when everyone played in the snow, had snowball fights and generally carried on while people sailed past with their cross country skis.
After the winter snows with the warming temperatures of spring, the film crew along with Jeff and Paige went to the Pearl Street Mall. This section of the video features the Tebo Train as well as the Dushanbe Teahouse. Getting Jeff and Paige onto the Tebo Train was one of Leanne’s biggest goals for the shoot. This kid-friendly activity cruises up and down the pedestrian mall through the warmer months and is super fun for kids of all ages. (As you can see Leanne is a big kid at heart.)
Some of the best shots in the video are of the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) a cornerstone of our community. There are beautiful architectural images of campus, as well as clips of where big kids play in research labs! Along with the higher education studies comes school spirit. With the blessing of Associate Athletic Directors David Plati and Lance Carl, as well as well as CU’s Athletic Director Rick George, permission was granted for a very special appearance in the video from one undeniable CU Super Star in our community.
To find out who the special guest is and to experience the video as a whole, RSVP to the premiere party that is being held at the Boedecker Theater at the Dairy Center, or check out the video online at WhyWeLoveBoulder.com. The release date is just in time for Valentine’s Day this Saturday, February 13.
By Leanne Goff, TrailRidge Realty