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Adventure Media Review, Art, Banff, Film Festival / 21.11.2014

As we’re winding up our time here at the Banff Centre there are constant reminders of enduring moments spent making cleaver expressions of mountain culture. Outside of the MacLab Bistro in the Kenner Centre of Creativity and Innovation a massive video display greets visitors with an exciting presentation of light and color as my fellow artist in residence Jeremy Collins does what he does best ~ draw. In this amazing video Jeremy sketches and paints a remarkable image on glass. Performing with great skill and talent over more than...

Adventure Media Review, Banff, Bikes, Film Festival, Radical REELS / 18.11.2014

More than 23 million viewers have watched the latest video from mountain bike trick rider Danny Macaskill. Since it posted to YouTube on October 2nd it may feel like we’re coming a bit late to the party. But presented as part of the Radical REELS program at the 2014 Banff Mountain Film Festival live audiences at big screen theaters on the world tour are sure to be impressed by this incredibly talented and versatile athlete. As he deftly negotiates the rugged terrain around Loch Scavaig along the Cuillin Mountains...

Adventure Media Review, Banff, Film Festival, Special Events / 10.11.2014

  With a fresh dusting of new snow in the Canadian Rockies the 2014 Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival came to an exciting conclusion Sunday after #NineEpicDays of adventure. The awards ceremony before a sold-out audience at the Eric Harvey Theater in the Banff Centre ushered in a season of inspiration with Vally Uprising taking in the Grand Prize once again for Sender Films and Uncaged Soul drawing the People’s Choice Award win for Mending The Line. “This really means a lot,” said producer John Waller. “Banff has a...

Banff, Climbing, Film Festival, Film preview, Interview, Podcast / 03.11.2014

In 2009 professional sport climber David Lama declared that he would summit the great mountain in Patagonia called Cerro Torre. Known around the world as one of the most difficult alpine ascents Lama proposed to make the climb up the 3128 meter spire via the infamous and highly controversial Compressor Route. But unlike those who had successfully reached the top this young athlete then only 19 years old planed to climb using just the rock’s natural features and aided by bolts and ropes only for protection in case...

Banff, Commentary, Diversity, Photography / 29.10.2014

When Madison photographer Eric Baillies asked me to sit for a portrait I was immediately flattered. A talented artist who has dedicated his craft to the creation of tintype prints he graciously offered to capture my picture on an emulsified metal plate. “I'd like to make an image with some of your climbing gear,” he said. “Glasses come to mind.” When I arrived in his production space at Winnebago Studio I also had with me my favorite ice ax. Last used to summit Mount Baker in 2012 along with my...

Adventure Media Review, Banff, Breaking News, Climbing, Cool on Kickstarter, Film Festival, Film preview / 27.10.2014

  Of the many wonderful films schedule to premiere at the 2014 Banff Mountain Film Festival few are more eagerly anticipated than "Drawn" by climber and artist Jeremy Collins. The title sequence, posted this morning to Vimeo offers an exciting preview of the wonderful live action and animated feature film slated to be released for the 2015 adventure media season.   DRAWN Title Sequence from Jeremy Collins on Vimeo. The Joy Trip Project is made possible thanks to the generous support of fans like you at