This year at the Hunter Ice Festival in Niles, Michigan I came across Buddy Rasmussen and Reverend Butter -- two master ice carvers from Texas who have taken ice carving to a new level with Buddy's, "Ice Fights" -- an adrenalin-pumping competition where chain saws are wielded at blocks of ice with lightening fast accuracy. The crowd of four-hundred onlookers cheered on Buddy and Reverend Butter and their two competitors, Andrew Thistlethwaite, executive chef/co-owner of the Riverfront Cafe in Niles, Michigan and Danny Bloss II, is a cook at the University of Notre Dame.
Most of the footage was shot on a Canon 7D with an EF 35MM F/1.4L USM and a few shots with a EF 135MM f/2.0 L USM. Special thanks to Scottie Infalt for assisting as a 2nd shooter.
The music for the trailer was recorded by Doug Clark Creative with the help of Taylor Clark.