Mount Pilatus, overlooking Lake Lucerne in Switzerland, has another name: Dragon Mountain. Why? Because dragons were sighted there during the 15th century. Or so it was alleged. The local hotels have capitalized on the legend, inviting visitors to see the cave where the creatures were said to dwell.
In 2011, Tobias Straker of Swissfilmmakers produced a video, “The Search for the Dragon Stone,” featuring a man who—what else?—searches for a rare and valuable Dragon Stone at the Mount Pilatus resort.
Straker reports, “We shot the aerial sequences with the RED ONE last year, the rest was shot on our EPIC (except the night timelapse, which was shot on a 5D Mark II). VFX primarily done in AE (some shots done in Smoke and other apps), Grading in Baselight.”
The video was used in an online game. Those who completed the game can download a voucher good for a discount at one of the mountain’s restaurants. Alas, the game, formerly located at http://www.pilatus-drachenstein.ch/enCH, has since been removed.