Tag: winter

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Turning Point

My year of 2019 is looking to be as different as many of the years before it. January 1st I won’t have a stereotypical house but will be traveling out of Frosty the Snow Van a pseudo completed camper conversion of a Dodge Promaster with my wife and adventure buddy Kenzie and our little dog Blue. 

I’m nervous about exactly what work I can do on the road and think a lot of it will be website design and development but I will be in some amazing places and hopefully have enough power to produce some amazing media and that’s going to channel into Snowledge in a more complete way. 

For the past year my goal for Snowledge was 365 of media so we could keep the social channels running all year. It wasn’t perfect but we did something around that number and although improving that stream is key I also want to make pieces that are more than just a photo or a single video clip. 

Pieces like “It Takes 3 Turns” an editorial on the start of a season with words as well as images. I wouldn’t say words are my strongest point but I’m working on them and trying to read in-depth while taking on what other people are doing to hold attention. 

3 Turns is just a general thought I had and maybe that will become something of an editors column or maybe it’ll just be a piece of many but it’s here for the reading now

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In Front of the Lens

I have this slight filters dilemma, I can’t tell you my dream day in the mountains. I hear from most people it’s pretty simple. Fresh snow, Helicopter and those parts I agree on I’ve been lucky to have been in that situation on multiple occasions. I have the problem of which side of the lens I want to be on. The best feeling is riding a board no doubt but I feel more fulfilled at the end of the day when I sit down at the computer and work through the footage, capturing the artistic spirit of the mountains, not to say I don’t remember a perfect turn or an air but I love keeping the moments alive and for the world to see. Sometimes I can do both and I really want to work on some better self portraits this winter.

This video is a lot of those in-between moments, A quick rip around the hill when the usual suspects are nowhere to be found on a pretty good but not epic day, a few park laps when the crew are feeling beat up from new tricks or just not feeling like anything is coming together and I can throw them the follow cam stick.

And for the help with this I am super grateful to everyone that helped with these shots.I know the sacrifice even when your feeling good but not perfect to take the camera down setup and get setup. 

I present to you in full my Snowledge Filmer’s Edit Twenty Seventeen / Eighteen

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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.

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.

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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.

Japan

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.

October Turns

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.

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Snowledge Seventeen Team Edit

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.

Eric Lee O’Brien Seventeen

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.