is the story of three man, one dream and 80 years of cycling in Iceland…
"Rough stuff begins where the tarmac ends"
"If you want to see the sunshine, you have to weather the storm."
What makes us itch? Itch to go out and search for the unknown? What sparks the idea to leave everything behind to cross a desert of black sand all alone? Why sleep under the stars rather than in the comfort of your home?
Those were the questions i was asking myself when we finally left for Iceland, Europe’s Outpost in the Nort Atlantic, the last rock to settle on before the infinite ice. Hidden in an old newspaper we found the story of astronomer and stargazer Horace Dall who set out one day, packed a couple of his belongings and his best suit to make the first wheeled crossing of Europe’s greatest desert, Sprengisandur. A landscape so rough, raw and remote that it was used by NASA to train their astronauts for the moon landing a couple of decades later.
What crossed his mind, what motivated him to go out to endure a journey through the unknown? A piece of paper, not much bigger than his hand, showed the entire island of Iceland and was his only map. So many spots were still blank on the map of the earth in 1933, so many first ascents to be done, so many deserts to be crossed... 80 years later, Sprengisandur has changed into a dusty racetrack for tourist buses, all 8k mountains have been climbed and i’m wondering whether there are still adventures for us to discover? Watch the story unfold…
Check out Magne from icebikeadventures.com for some truly epic trips and summitride.com for some more of Harald's adventures.
The Lanzarote Effect
by Lea Amiel and Nicolas Libersalle.
With 6 other filmmakers from all around the world, we were chosen to make shorts films about the canary islands : 7 filmmakers, 7 islands, 7 stories. The Island which was assigned to us is Lanzarote: a small volcanic island. So we went there for a week and tried to show the beauty of this special island…here is the result. Hope you'll enjoy it! Thanks for watching ;)
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// Subtítulos español disponible ! Muchas gracias Javier Geronimo Hernandez para este ! //
Please take a look on the videos of the 6 other filmmakers in the group Islas Canarias 7stories : vimeo.com/groups/islascanarias7stories
We'd like to thank especially Patricia Betancort & Jose Riverol, our incredible hosts during this week in Lanzarote, all the team of 28 y medio for this great adventure and also all our fellow filmakers who are incredibly talented ;)
We shot this video with a Canon 5D mark III and Magic Lantern, in RAW mode.
Sound design is only made in postproduction, RAW doesn't allow you to record sound.
Music: "The Hunter" by On an On : itsonanon.com/
December and January were highlighted by persistent layers in our snowpack, but as things began to stabilize the storms started rolling in and the skiing was great. I spent a lot of days shooting photos with Jay Goodrich and video with KGB Productions, but managed a few relaxing solo days, or just shredding with friends. As February progressed, storm after storm slathered the mountain and it was obvious that "It" was "On", as people say. I took advantage of some soft landings and worked on one of my tricks, which I call "rolling down the windows". Feel free to use it on the dance floor.
Alas, just as the big lines were really filling in, I went and tossed myself into my own bombhole and went splat. I skied out but could feel a little more play in my right knee than the left, which lead to a visit to the doctor...which lead to meeting my health insurance deductible...which lead to about 6 weeks off snow to let my MCL heal. Fortunately, it was only MCL and no surgery was necessary. I've been able to recover really well, which I certainly attribute to the physical therapy sessions at Excel PT here in Jackson.
Now as I type this I'm looking a pile of gear that I'm packing up to make my first trip to Alaska. I got a call a few days ago to join a team from Dynafit and Backcountry.com and we're heading towards the promised land for some human powered ascents outside of Valdez...but let's save that for another episode!
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Cold Rolled-Full Length Edit
Cold Rolled: Marquette Michigan's Snow Bike Route, is a quirky action documentary from Clear & Cold Cinema, Salsa Cycles and TravelMarquetteMichigan.com that explores the history and progression of winter cycling culture in this small Lake Superior harbor town.
Marquette, Michigan's Noquemanon Trails Network has nearly perfected equipment and techniques used to launch its Snow Bike Route, a 15-mile winter singletrack developed for fat tire bikes. The fast narrow trail features flowy terrain, steep descents and large bermed turns. It's believed to be the first trail of its kind--but more importantly, it's pretty fun.
Cast (in order of appearance)
Archival footage & photos courtesy of:
Andy Gregg/MQT Photo
Music, used with permission.
"The Right Thing (Dan Levy from the do remix)"
"Lie Down in Darkness" Photek remix
"Dug it up and Buried it"
Breathe Owl Breathe
Edited in Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects
jay goodrich photographer inc.
The official motion film channel of photographer and writer Jay Goodrich. Jay is beginning to produce film pieces for not only his company but for clients like Art Wolfe. Here you can see the latest pieces he has been working on. In addition to films that truly inspire him.
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Are we alone in this vast universe?
What if we're not?
Enjoy this work about SETI project
Thanks Jay for checking out my video!