Video Blog

By capturing ideas in light theres a freedom of letting somethings be part of the “real” world and controlling others. Taking one frame or 240 a second there are ideas that need to be developed.

kenzie morris working on her gopro selfie angle for skiing

How To GoPro

When last winter started slowly we we’re sitting around and I wanted to make something a little more interesting than the general snow shots we we’re running on Snowledge for marketing and social purposes. So we goofed off for a day and filmed this, but then it did start snowing and I had a very rough version sitting in Premiere for most of a year, the biggest delay was finding a voice over artist. I tried getting a couple of people involved but in the end I was sitting down with Chase Schwietzer over pizza for another project and brought this up as something I had been meaning to get sorted, he jumped at the chance to be involved and really came through. When I got the final cut sorted a bunch of his best friends couldn’t pick it was him so I’ll take that as him being deep enough in character. Thanks also to Kenzie and Eric for being willing to help with stupid things I want to do and watch out for the next few versions I have sitting in a note but if they get done sooner or later is a question that will be seen later.

1137 miles nort a ski adventure film title card

1137 Miles North

During the cold of last winter I got the chance to head back to Canada for the first time in eight years, we spent a couple days in my old stomping grounds of Whistler before heading to Revelstoke, a mountain I’ve been looking forward to for a long time and it did not disappoint. From Reve we took the ferry down to a little cat skiing operation an hour or so South and as soon as we got into the hills it was obvious why magazines and movies have been shooting Retallack for the past ten years. The footage is pretty much all gopro as we we’re shooting stills and trying to make the most of the trip slamming as many runs as possible.

truck number plate for a snowledge ski trip

Pacific North Quest

Over the course of a week I travelled with the Snowledge crew through mostly Oregon and riding the peaks that were still covered in snow. A large amount of the project was shot on iPhone on top of a bracket while I was also shooting stills, this defintley knocks the quality down on both but let me create a huge amount of content to keep the Snowledge social media feeds going through the summer.

iPhone X Snow Test

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.

Video Test: Skate Slow

Coming up with a little extra time to shoot got me to the point of wanting to work on a few clips I’ve been thinking about. I;m not exactly sure if it’s going to be a series or things that will flow together or just a bunch of little things that I shoot and throw together. The first of these was skating through my backyard with Ryan Fitzhenry of Rotor Collective on the DJI Mavic.

drone image of skiing

2017 Turns All Year

I didn’t ride everyday but I did ride every month and every month theres something pretty all time to do, thanks to all the friends who did this with me.