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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, Film Review, Skiing / 15.11.2012

Home is certainly where the heart is. And if you love skiing there's no better place to settle down than a snow covered mountainside. But what if you could just pack up your house and cart it off to one world-class ski resort after the next? That's the basic premise of Liv'in Tiny: A Quest for Powder a new film by Sam Giffin. Right on the heels of last year's A Down Hill Affair the filmmaker follows his pro-skier brother Zack Giffin as he makes his way across the...

Adventure Film, Art, Cool on Kickstarter, Film preview / 13.11.2012

Filmmaker Anson Fogel wants to show a side of the American West that few people get to see in the movies. Having grown up around the rural farming and ranch communities of the Wyoming and Colorado the head of Forge Motion Pictures has a different perspective to share that runs contrary to the romantic imagines most often projected on the silver screen. "The west is seen as this amazing place where we all go to live these wonderful healthy perfect lives outside and we do a million incredible things...

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, Art, Breaking News, Business, Photography / 25.10.2012

A cohort of the outdoor industry's leading photographers are joining forces to create an earthshaking consortium of adventure mediamaking. The Tectonic Media Group is a top flight collaboration of talented artist/athletes that includes Jimmy Chin, Tyler Stableford, Corey Rich and Jeff Curtes. An adjunct to Novus Select, a New York-based photography agency, the new organization has created a talent pool to take full advantage of the depth and breath of multimedia resources now in high demand. "Outdoor photography has always been a strength of Novus. But we really wanted...