In a really nice turn of events it kinda made sense to pick up the iPhone X, I grabbed it the day I jumped on the road but it was a blur of using a real camera most of the time, I got home and got to put the camera to the test with a few friends for a Snowledge video around the local resort.
I created a little piece out of nervous excitement in the days between booking my flights and heading off to film Will J in Japan there were some other versions of this with logos and text and other pieces but this was always my favorite version.
All twelve months is one of those ridiculous things that people cling to, it’s a weird badge of honor to have dedicated at least one day each to snowboarding, October is often the hard one, it doesn’t really fit in the Southern Hemisphere, as a lot of people have left by then or started working on the summer sport, it sometimes fits in the Northern Hemisphere if your lucky to get an early storm. Garrett has done more than his fair share, he rode in October for closing day of TC, he went to the patch in South Lake and then he came with me on a stupid long walk on my thirtieth birthday in the last days of October. Snowboarding is still fun, even if this snow did kinda suck.
The winter of twenty seventeen was something to remember in the Tahoe region, and as the testing home of Snowledge I spent a lot of the season grabbing clips, not really ever filming for this but just taking everything I could get with the crew and cutting it a whole lot of different ways, from posting in the app to longer clips in a number of different ways and this is the cumulation of that. Testing an app has never been better.
Getting to work for Snowledge is pretty cool, getting to ski with the founder is really rad when they ski like Eric. After a seriously good season in Tahoe and a lot of tiny camera days just ripping around the local spots we tried to keep this a lot less P.O.V. than the 16 edit and it ended up being a majority of my shots with a little help from others and then my cut.
I had the absolute pleasure of being invited along for a couple of shoots with Matchstick Productions on their newly released project, Drop Everything. In a weird turn of events I was actually in the trailer as linked below 1:36 I’m sliding the camera along for a ridiculous little setup, the shot cuts in the middle and the camera isn’t even turned on for one of the shots but none of the shots I filmed made it to that cut. Last night I joined a massive cast to at Squaw to see the Squaw segment which blends history and an amazing progression of skiing, which I’m honored to say I had a couple of shots in, as well as one in Marcus Eder’s section.
A huge thanks to Scott, Connery and Marcus for the opportunity, to everyone else involved well done and anyone who hasn’t seen it yet get the film online here.
Of one of the strangest trips I’ve been on recently, I took a massive road trip as only possibly in the U.S. to head into Yellowstone and through to Beartooth Basin Summer Ski area for a 2* FWQ event, the weather was off and on so this was a little between, touristing, road laps and the comp.