Tag Archives: Action Sports

“Valhalla – Trailer 2”: A Creative Cinematic Poem From Sweetgrass Productions Director Nick Waggoner (2013)

Patagonia Presents, a Sweetgrass Productions Film: “VALHALLA”

Directed by:  Nick Waggoner

Starring Cody Barnhill, Sierra Quitiquit, Alex Monot, Pep Fujas, Zack Giffin, Eric Hjorleifson, Molly Baker, and Kazushi Yamauchi

Beyond action sports– with Valhalla’s totally unique style and structure, we’ve recognized an opportunity to put a daring new spin on the ski film, exploding the boundaries of the genre, opening the eyes and melting the hearts of any story-loving soul. With hard-hitting ski and snowboard action complimenting a more narrative-driven approach than our past films, or perhaps any other ski movie before it, we follow one man’s escape into the Northern woods, and his wild journey towards satisfaction, understanding, and love in some of the deepest snows on earth.

Weaving story and character with award-winning, face-melting backcountry ski and snowboard cinematography; Valhalla is a vivid explosion of color, character, snow, and nostalgic soul.

Supported by: Patagonia, Dynafit, Clif Bar, Outdoor Research, Backcountry.com, Blizzard/Tecnica, Powder Magazine, Zeal, Osprey, Venture Snowboards, Flylow, Gentemstick, Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine, Outside TV, and Whitewater Ski Resort.

Locations: Whitewater, BC; Rogers Pass, BC; Revelstoke, BC; Golden Alpine Holidays– Sentry, Meadow, and Sunrise Lodges, BC; Valhalla Range, BC; Haines, AK; Glacier Bay, AK; Juneau, AK; Eaglecrest, AK; Tordrillo Mountains, AK.

Athletes: Eric Hjorleifson – Cody Barnhill – Carston Oliver – Zack Giffin – Pep Fujas – Kye Petersen -Johan Olofsson – Adraon Buck – Ryland Bell – Josh Dirksen – Aidan Sheahan – Molly Baker – Forrest Shearer – Taro Tamai – Stephan Drake – Eliel Hindert – Will Cardamone – Jaime Laidlaw – Trevor Hunt – Donny Roth – Jesse Hoffman – Austin Ross – Nick McNutt – Paul Kimbrough – Thayne Rich – Kazushi Yamauchi – Keely Kelleher – Ralph Backstrom – Piers Solomon -Johan Jonsson – Alex Yoder

“Huayhuash”: Action Sports Short Film Of Mountain Biking Directed By Joey Schusler (2014)

In the winter of 2014, three friends set out on a self supported ride, looking for nothing more than a truly genuine experience. The goal: to circumnavigate one of the most wonderful and wicked mountain ranges in the world – the Huayhuash, by bicycle.

Director: Joey Schusler
Filming: Joey Schusler & Thomas Woodson
Written By: Thomas Woodson & Joey Schusler
Narration: Joey Schusler

Edit: Thomas Woodson & Joey Schusler
Design: Thomas Woodson & Human Design
Music: Thomas Kenny & Marmoset Music
Sound Design: Keith White Audio & Ryan Prater
Produced By: Joey Schusler
Executive Producers: Bike Magazine, 5Point Film, Human Design
With Support From: Yeti Cycles, Smith Optics, 5 Point Film, Bike Magazine
In Association With: Outdoor Research, Big Agnes, CamelBak, GoPro, The Feed, Revelate Designs, Big Tree Farms

Website:  http://huayhuash.bikemag.com/

“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.

“The Art Of FLIGHT”: Action Sports Film Trailer From Brain Farm Digital Cinema

A new breed of action sports film comes to life as Red Bull Media House, in association with Brain Farm Digital Cinema, present “The Art of FLIGHT,” a Curt Morgan film.

Equal parts action and adventure mix with the inevitable drama encountered along the way. Two years in the making, “The Art of FLIGHT” gives iconic snowboarder Travis Rice and friends the opportunity to redefine what is possible in the mountains. Experience the highs, as new tricks are landed and new zones opened, alongside the lows, where avalanches, accidents and wrong-turns strike. For the first time, viewers are immersed in the sometimes successful, often trying quest to open up new, unexplored mountains in remote corners of the world.

The Art of FLIGHT follows Travis Rice, John Jackson, Mark Landvik, Scotty Lago, Jake Blauvelt, Nicolas Muller, Gigi Ruf, DCP and Pat Moore as they dream up new global adventures and progress the sport to unimaginable levels.

Brain Farm has gathered an arsenal of the most advanced and progressive film making technology to bring the masses a snowboarding adventure of epic proportions.

Filmed on location in Jackson Hole, Alaska, Chile, Aspen, Patagonia, British Columbia and more, FLIGHT brings the viewer along for the perfect blend of adventure/travel drama and high-energy snowboarding action. The Art of FLIGHT releases September 2011.

“Imagine – Life Spent On The Edge”: Cinematic Trailer Of Film Directed By Thierry Donard (2013)

IMAGINE an entire life lived on a knife’s edge… forever dreaming up new adventures, new projects.

Director: Thierry Donard.
DOP: Simon Favier

Thierry Donard and his team have set out to bring you closer to these modern day heroes, to share their lives and their emotions with you. 95 minutes to discover for yourself the passion of this special world, bringing you to the heart of the action.

Cinema Release: December 6, 2013

Featured riders:

Ski : Jeff Annetts, Sam Favret, Mickael Lamy, Jeff Leger, Wille Lindberg, Nate Siegler, Drew Tabke, Casey Wesley – Speeriding : Ueli Kestenholz, Dominik Wicki, Florian Wicki – Snowboard : Matt Annetts – Surf : Manoa Drollet, Matahi Drollet, Keala Kennelly, Alain Riou, Hira Teriinatoofa – Wingsuit : Jokke Sommer, Ludovic Woerth, Mathias Wyss – Kayak : Shannon Carroll, Mariann Seather, Katrina Van Wijk, Martina Wegman – Kite Surf : Tetuatau Leverd, Manutea Monnier, Mitu Monteiro, Rony Svarc — Stand-Up Paddle : Patrice Chanzy, Aude Lionet-Chanfour