Category Archives: Extreme Sports

“A Letter To All”: Cinematic Poem Short Film Trailer For 5Point Adventure Film Festival (2018)

“A Letter To All” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film Trailer For The 2018 5Point Adventure Film Festival.

Edited by: Aidan Haley

5Point Adventure Film Festival 2018 Cinematic Poem Short Film Trailer
Music by: Big Black Delta (“Roost”)
Music Supervision: Backforty Management, Bodie Johnson and Zoe Ellis
Sound Engineer: Jeff Yellen
Sound Recording: Joey Schusler
Thanks to: Julie Kennedy, Michael Kennedy, Meaghan Lynch, Meredith McKee, Carl Zoch, Jessica DiCarlo and All The Filmmakers

5Point Adventure Film Festival 2018 Cinematic Poem Short Film Trailer

Narrated by: Michael Kennedy

“The annual 5Point Film Festival trailer reminds us to reach for our highest ideals and live our best adventure. This year is no different.

In 2007, Julie Kennedy founded the 5Point Film Festival. In 2012, her husband Michael Kennedy, one of America’s most legendary alpinists wrote an open ‘Letter to My [his] Son’ that was published in The Alpinist Magazine. They were poignant and heartfelt words from a father to his son discussing life, passion and direction. After losing their son this year, it seemed like an appropriate homage to revisit and repurpose these words for the larger community. The letter reminds us to live our own individual adventures, passions, lives and to always try our best to reach for the highest ideals and embody the 5points: purpose, respect, commitment, humility, balance.”

5Point Adventure Film Festival 2018 Cinematic Poem Short Film Trailer

Excerpts from “Letter To My Son” by Michael Kennedy

“How can I express all the thoughts and emotions that swirl in my head, Hayden, when you are halfway around the world on a big route? I remember my own days up high, the feeling of lightness as the earth drops away, the moments of pure grace when nothing matters except the next move—setting a foot just so, feeling the solid thunk of an axe, the calmness of my heart and mind. Everything I needed was right before me.

I know that’s what you’re searching for, but it’s not always what you get. For I also recall the deafening fatigue of climbing too many hours without stopping, the dry throat and the aching belly, the paralyzing fear of a long runout. The bad anchors. The close calls with storms, rockfall and avalanches. The anxiety of being days away from safety, wondering whether the next pitch will go, searching for a bivy site or just a place to sit for a few hours, knowing that the only way out is over the summit and down an unfamiliar ridge.

You’ve gotten all that and more since you left home.”

5Point Adventure Film Festival 2018 Cinematic Poem Short Film Trailer

Website: http://5pointfilm.org/

“We Love To Fly”: A Cinematic Paragliding Short Film Directed By Paul Doppler (2014)

“We Love To Fly” is a Cinematic Paragliding Short Film in Austria and Italy Directed By Paul Doppler.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Paul Doppler

Music Composed by:  Tor (“Heikki”)

We Love To Fly Cinematic Paragliding Short Film Directed By Paul Doppler 2014

Filmed in Bischling (Austria) and the Dolomites (Italy) by paragliding
pilots with teamfreestyle.at.

http://www.teamfreestyle.at/

 

“Thin Ribbon”: Cinematic Narrated Short Film Featuring Ultra Athlete Markku Saarinen By Julius Koivistoinen (2014)

A cinematic short film story about life, happiness and mental strength starring ultra athlete Markku Saarinen. Narrated by Frank Boyle. Original music by Teea Aarnio.

Filmed and Directed by:  Julius Koivistoinen

Voice-over recording: Ilari Sivil
Sound designer: Antti Rasi
Young Markku: Alexandros Staboulis
Make-up artist: Mari Sevonen
Assistant: Touko Tupola

Original songs by:  Teea Aarnio

LAPPI (“Lapland”)
AVARUUS (“Universe”)

Original score written by Teea Aarnio
Produced by Juha Tuukkanen & Teea Aarnio

Behind the scenes: http://youtu.be/wJEQaHdyCFY

http://www.thinribbonfilm.com

“The Best Way to Get Around Scotland | We Are The Rovers”: Cinematic Paramotor Short Film Directed By Antonin Michaud-Soret (2013)

Paramotor is the perfect tool to pop over castles, slide into deep canyons, follow rivers from 4000 meters up or drag your feet 500 meters in a dark loch.

Directed By:  Antonin Michaud-Soret
Producer:  Ahstudio Filmmakers

Music By: Moaning Cities

Athletes:  Pascal Campbell Jones, Mirron Antipov, Dean Edlridge, Sylvain Dupuis

“Is this the future for human transport? It’s a bit ‘Segway meets jetpack’ and it looks like probably the best way to get around, ever.

Throughout the deep and wild Scottish mountains, a bunch of new adventurers will discover the highland by the way of the air – by paramotor.”

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“Thinlines”: Cinematic Action Sports Short Film On Snowkiting Directed By Will Taggart (2014)

Directed and Filmed By: Will Taggart

Camera & Effects: Pascal Joubert, Wayne Phillips

Thinlines is a cinematic snowkite short documenting the last 2 months of the 2014 season. This video was shot at a number of places in the Jackson, Wy area including 3 Waters Mountain in the Wind Rivers, the Absaroka’s, the Buffalo Plateau, Togwotee, and a little Bondo. Many of these shots are documenting the first snowkite sessions ever in these locations.

We’re taking our filming and snowkiting to new places each time. We are excited to say that aside from the shot of lines in the intro there wasn’t a single tripod, glidecam, or slider used in this video. GoPro mounts on kites, skis, RC plane, and helmets. The DSLR was all filmed by hand. We are taking stabilization a step further with zen focus practice and proper editing. This may be one of the most cutting edge aspects of this film along with the snowkiting itself. This filming and editing technique will undoubtedly move to other expedition oriented sports since you can give a cinematic feel to a video with nothing but the camera and your hands in the backcountry.