(c) Adam Butcher 2010
Written & Directed by Adam Butcher
Produced by Ed Moline
Sound & Music Composition
Additional Web Design
This is a video section that I directed and shot for Wille Yli-Luoma. Wille is a good friend and one of my favorite snowboarders. He is full of life and adventure. It was always exciting to go on a trip and explore with him.
This particular year for my film Picture This we had a few new things that we wanted to accomplish. One of which was a night powder section. And Wille was up for the challenge.
On a trip to Cooke City, MT we stopped in bozeman and loaded up with supplies. There are usually plenty of down days in Cooke City due to the weather. But this time we wanted to make use of them. The first five days were socked in with white out conditions that make it difficult to see anything in the day. But as luck would have it it seemed to clear up every night. So we slept in the day and snowboarded at night.
Most of these locations are 10+ miles out in the back-country. The only way to access them is with snowmobiles. Leaving our cabin at 5pm and getting back around 4am. Dragging all the lights, generators, dollies and cameras without breaking them every night was a challenge to say the least. Add to that temperatures that were averaging -25 Celsius and you can imagine just how difficult it was. To this day I think it still might have been the hardest shoot I have done. All that and it was just for Wille's intro.
But all that aside... It was a blast!
As for the rest of the section it showcases Wille doing what he does best... Snowboarding!
Hope you enjoy!
*Please watch this at the highest resolution you can with the sound up. You'll be glad you did!*
UPDATE - This June I gave a presentation at the Grand Central Apple Store here in New York all about "Metropolis" and its creation. It was an awesome time and hopefully won't be the last! Pictures here if you're interested: willboisture.com/2013/06/20/live-from-grand-central/
New York City has been my home for seven years and as a filmmaker and photographer I can’t help but be in awe of the vibrancy and beauty of this place . I wanted to create a work that captures and conveys my love for it. This video is something that I have been working to create for two and a half years. As a freelancer, I shot this film in the little windows of time between work, looking for my next job, and getting engaged and married. I’ve shown some of these shots to friends along the way, but this single, unified piece has always been the focus of my filming and I’m very happy to present it now.
I want to thank two people who made this possible; first, my wife Pooja for putting up with my need to shoot sunrises and late-night shots when she’d really rather I didn’t and being my best critic, biggest fan, and muse. And secondly, my awesome friend and collaborator Brandon Bailey who was there from the very first shoot with advice, support and enthusiasm. Thanks for everything!
Filmed between May 2009 and September 2011.
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Music: "Sweet Disposition" by The Temper Trap
Nikon D700, D7000, D90, D50
Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 ATX
Nikon 14-24mm f2.8
Nikon 20mm f2.8D
Nikon 35mm f1.8G DX
Nikon 50mm f1.4G
Nikon 85mm f1.8D
Nikon 70-200mm VR I f2.8
Nikon 105mm f2.8G
Laus Graphic Design and Visual Communications Awards
International design awards 2012 L.A.
The global village, a declaration of principles which invites to reflection about the task of communication in the XXIst century.
The serene upland farm of Llyndy Isaf, on the shores of Llyn Dinas, is unique in Snowdonia, untouched by intensive farming and home to threatened wildlife of international importance. Sitting within the Nant Gwynant pass, offering 600 acres of extraordinary and peaceful haven for people to get close to nature – and enjoy quiet pursuits such as hiking, kayaking and sailing.
Upon the retirement of the current owner, the National Trust, with the generous support of the public, aims to acquire this land. If successful, protecting it from the commercial market, and the impending development that would follow. The tranquil atmosphere could easily be shattered.
This portrait of the area captures that tranquility.
A film for The National Trust
Pete Dungey (petedungey.com), Joe Spiteri (joespiteri.co.uk)
Reading extracts from:
‘Wanderings and Excursions in North Wales’ - Thomas Roscoe, 1836
‘On the Beauties, Harmonies, and Sublimities of Nature’ - Charles Bucke, 1823
Richard Neale, The National Trust
Kenneth Owens, Llyndy Isaf
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