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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...

Adventure Media Review, Film preview, Skiing / 04.12.2013

The creative minds at Sweetgrass Productions seem to have achieved the impossible. Producers Zac Ramras and Nick Waggoner put together an action packed ski segment for their latest film Valhalla without a single flake of snow. Available today for viewing online the Forest scene is a captivating glimpse into the incredible new movie ready for full download on iTunes. Directed by Michael Brown and Ben Sturgulewski Valhalla is a nostalgic look back into the soul of big mountain skiing. With back flips and ariel acrobatics shot against the summertime...

Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Africa, Bikes, Cycling, Film Review / 02.12.2013

I had the pleasure of meeting director T.C. Johnstone back in October at the Adventure Film Festival in Boulder Colorado. He was among several speakers who presented the details of their most recent projects that focus on using athletics and international travel as vehicles for social change. Squarely in line with several of the Joy Trip Project’s primary mission parameters I was eager to see his incredible film that demonstrates the recovery and reconciliation of the 1994 Rwandan genocide through the power of bicycles. Rising From Ashes is a...

Adventure Activism, Commentary, Life Out Loud, Sustainable Living / 28.11.2013

The day before Thanksgiving I was in the supermarket with a cart full of groceries in preparation for the season’s first of feasts. I have to admit it. I absolutely love pulling together the fixings for all manner of treats both sweet and savory. My wife Shamane plans on making her recently perfected lemon meringue pie and I’m stoked to build my annual batch of spicy pork tamales. The ingredients for these wonderful things we love to prepare and share with friends and family are among the few...