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Adventure Media Review, Film Review, philanthropy, Snowboarding / 26.12.2013

[caption id="attachment_392249" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Photo by Adam Moran[/caption] Even if you’re not one to follow the hard tumble sport of snowboarding a new film will you put into perspective both the triumph and tragedy weighed in the balance of adventure sports. The HBO documentary The Crash Reel follows the real life rise and catastrophic fall of aspiring Olympic board rider Kevin Pierce. But unlike most stories that depict the heroic come back of an injured athlete this feature illustrates the wisdom and compassion it takes to learn when it’s...

Film preview, Skiing, Snowboarding / 18.12.2013

Adventure film maker Renan Ozturk and his crew at Camp 4 Collective have put together another incredible collaboration to deliver a thrilling new ski film. Into the Mind from Sherpa Cinemas offers up a dramatic tale of backcountry alpine passion as shared through the art of movie making. The producers of this amazing epic posted online this week one of the best making-of documentaries you'll likely see any time soon. Focusing on the segments shot in the Himalaya this 18-minute mini feature called Nepal Vision Quest details the painstaking...

Adventure Media Review, Expedition News, Film Review, Snowboarding / 12.12.2013

[caption id="attachment_376477" align="aligncenter" width="500"] photo by Tero Repo[/caption] In the modern era of adventure sports and exploration it should be no surprise that one of the world’s leading freeride snowboarders would seek out the most extreme alpine lines on the planet. In 2012, when champion slope shredder Xavier De Le Rue set his sights on the continent of Antarctica, he was looking for more than just steep terrain. Venturing out on a 65-foot motorized sailing yacht across Drake’s Passage, where the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans converge, De Le Rue...

Adventure Media Review, Film Review / 11.12.2013

Fitz Cahall and the creative souls at his production company Duct Tape Then Beer delivered a much welcomed Christmas card. Two weeks before the holiday climbers and other adventure media fans got a surprise film trailer so rich with joy and excitement it’s hard not to feel thankful for the opportunities we all have to indulge with unbridled enthusiasm even the most mundane tasks of the season -like stringing up Christmas lights.The short film First Light came across my desk just as I settled into my day’s work....

Adventure Media Review, National Geographic, Photography / 10.12.2013

[caption id="attachment_374237" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Photograph from the making of the film Mission Antarctic, which will be available on iTunes this week[/caption] As we head into the winter months our adventures will likely take many of us into high mountains or across vast plains covered in ice and snow. Whether you’re riding skis, a snowboard, or a dogsled, taking pictures is pretty much a given. Unfortunately fridged temperatures at this time of year offer a special set challenges that can make even a simple snapshot a daunting task. But with...

Adventure Media Review, Diversity, Environmental Protection, Film Review, Fly Fishing, Fun Film Friday / 06.12.2013

The poetic grace of fly fishing matches pace with the rhymes and rhythms of hip-hop in a short film by Soul River entrepreneur Chad Brown. Released back in June this beautiful depiction of urban culture transposed over the backdrop of the natural world creates a bridge between the concrete streets and the free flowing streams that transect each of our lives. Inspired in part by a quote from Gandhi the film Conservation - Consciousness Runs Deep aims to draw stark parallels that will allow the audience to understand that...