Banff

Adventure Media Review, Banff, Film Festival, Film Review, Fun Film Friday / 16.11.2012

Late nights of movie magic are a common part of the Banff Mountain Film Festival. But not everyone was up until until 2 in the morning gorging themselves on pale ale, pizza and poutine. At least 30 students were actually working to piece together their final projects as part of the Banff Adventure Filmmakers Workshop. Learning from top producers Michael Brown and Keith Partridge aspiring scholars eager to make adventure movies of their own picked up more than a few pointers. Using the latest cameras and editing equipment...

Adventure Media Review, Banff, Breaking News, Film Festival / 06.11.2012

[caption id="attachment_8243" align="alignleft" width="300"] "Crossing the Ice" co-star Justin Jones[/caption] [caption id="attachment_8242" align="alignright" width="300"] Radical Reels/Snow Show host Josh Dueck[/caption] When Josh Dueck took the stage to host the Radical Reels screening at the 2012 Banff Mountain Film Festival he might have taken a few regular show-goers by surprise. I know I was. Most fans of the event likely expected to see the ever-energetic climber/comedian Timmy O'Neill bound out from behind the curtain to add his special brand of dirtbag humor to the mix of adrenalin charged movies. What they...

Adventure Media Review, Banff, Film Festival / 30.10.2012

Up long before dawn this morning for an alpine start. The alarm clock got me up at 3:30 AM with time to spare for a 4:30 check-in at Dane County Regional Airport in Madison, Wisconsin. As hurricane Sandy rages along the East Coast I'm grateful to be heading west far into the Canadian Rockies of Alberta.It's great to be back in Banff! Technically, the 2012 Banff Mountain Film Festival started three days ago. The week-long celebration of the adventure lifestyle is an annual event not to be missed. With...

Adventure Media Review, Africa, Banff, Charitable Giving, Environmental Protection, Photography, Podcast / 23.09.2012

Veterinarian and photographer Dag Goering is the co-founder with his wife author Maria Coffey in the adventure touring business Hidden Places Travel. For many years he's worked at combining his love of travel with the care and protection of animals. “It all started with Camels really,” he said in an interview. “I was very interested in doing longer journeys across the Sahara with the Tuaregs.” The Tuaregs are a nomadic people who travel across the deserts of Northern Africa on caravans of camels. So Goering tried to find a way...

Adventure Activism, Adventure Media Review, Banff, Environmental Journalism, Environmental Protection, Interview, Podcast / 11.09.2012

Typically political action can take shape only when the general populous is rallied and motivated to take a stand. When it comes to building awareness for issues of environmental protection it’s especially difficult because those regions most in need of protecting are usually far away from the public eye. That’s why an organization called the International League of Conservation Photographers goes out into some of the most remote habitats in the world to document the current condition of delicate ecosystems at  risk of destruction. "I've been working in the...

Adventure Media Review, Banff, Film Festival, Film Review, Mountain Film, Radical Reel Tour / 21.03.2012

This year’s super charged lineup of films in the 2012 Radical Reels Tour does not disappoint. These specially selected movies from the Banff Mountain Film Festival deliver adrenaline inspired action and sweeping high alpine backdrops that are nothing short of epic. Through 11 films spanning almost two hours riders on skis, kayaks, mountain bikes and skateboards press the performance envelope to the absolute limit and drive viewers to edge of their seats. But in a world where adventure athletes have pretty much conquered every environment known to man...