Skiing as sport is in it’s infancy in China, a phenomenon of the country’s exploding middle class. As a means of survival, however, it is thousands of years old, a stone age hunter-gatherer technology born in the Altai mountains where China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Siberia merge. On a vast trajectory that spans 11,000km of Northern China, Chad Sayers and Forrest Coots touch down into the rich past and dizzying future of these two respective Chinese ski cultures. As one rapidly expands, they find the other is at risk of disappearing.
Presented by Arc'teryx in association with Gore-Tex.
Director / Producer / Camera / Editor: Jordan Manley
Featuring: Chad Sayers & Forrest Coots
Associate Producer: Laura Yale
Field Producer: Jeffrey Oliveira / skichina.com
Script Consultants: Daniel Irvine, Chad Manley
Additional Sound Design and Mix: Jeff Yellen
Motion Graphics: Blair Richmond
Technical: Shot on Sony A7SII | Sony FE 16-35 f4 / 35 f2.8 / 70-200 f4
A 3-week journey through Panama, from the Carribean island paradise of Bocas Del Toro through the lush mountain areas around Boquete all the way up to Volcan Baru, further South, from the Azuero peninsula on the Pacific to El Valle De Anton and back to the sprawl of Panama City where the Canal connects two oceans.
While shooting a series of short commercials for Visit Panama we captured whatever we found on the trip to put together this collection of moments & sounds.
Shot with RED Dragon, Sony a7s Mark II, Canon 5D Mark III
1000 Thanks to:
Jorge / Tom @ Slim Productions, Victor / Gustavo / Miriam / Jorge / Charlo / Angel @ LCAProductions, Ben / Lara / Tim / Sean / Nick/ Samantha @ VML, Christine / Lauren / Jojo @ Whitehouse Post, Casey / Maria @ CarbonVFX, Visit Panama (ATP)
and of course Maria, Maria, Juan, Allen, all the wonderful people of Panama and the cutest actor, Clementine the Sloth!
This is a film about a young family and one of their biggest adventures.
In the spring of 2013, Katrin and Lars Schneider, adventure sports photographers from Hamburg, Germany, flew to California with their eight-months old son Fietje, bought a 1971 VW Westfalia camper van and started a road trip through the US Southwest.
The three of them travelled for two months, drove their van around 5.500 kilometers and explored the beautiful nature of the Southwest. They went from California to Nevada and Utah and back to California via Arizona. Along the way they payed a visit to many of the beautiful State and National Parks like Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Valley of Fire, Bryce, Zion and the Grand Canyon.
They experienced family life on the road and the happiness of life without luxury but with pure freedom. All Katrin, Lars and Fietje needed for these 60 days of exploring easily fit into their small bus. It wasn't always an easy journey but a beautiful experience they'll never forget.
And this was only the first leg of a bigger project – within the next five years or so they plan to come back to the US every now and then and to drive the bus to the East Coast via the most scenic route, to continue with this adventurous road trip.
Please sit back and enjoy.
And just in case - this is the soundtrack:
Angel - Hannah Miller
Beautiful Dream - Fever Fever
Little Bird - Pancake Breakfast
Using a 250 sized mini quad for aerial cinematography is not only possible, but the ONLY way to achieve this shot.
Gopro Hero 4 black stabilized with ReelSteady. ReelSteady.com
Watch the unstabilized "before" footage here. vimeo.com/143101584
Have a look at the copter used here. vimeo.com/149911679
Aerial inquiries: RobertMcIntoshInfo@gmail.com
Special thanks to Eric Maloney for helping to make this happen!
A film from our maker series. Ben Harris is a traditional wooden boat builder based in Cornwall, UK.
This film documents Ben Harris’ love of woodwork and boat building, how he acquired his skills, and how incredible it is to be able to take something that you’ve built with your own hands out onto the water and sail it across the sea.
Who is Ben Harris?
Ben has always loved wood. His mother said that his first word was ‘log’. He has been working with wood throughout the UK since the age of 15. First as an assistant to a cabinet maker, where he started by sharpening the tools and clearing up. He then developed his skills in furniture making and his passion for wood and forestry by working in broadleaf woodlands. Later he tuned his skills in bespoke oak-framed carpentry and went on to establish a sawmill and oak framing business in Scotland, sourcing timber from the local estates. In 2005 Ben moved to Cornwall to study boatbuilding. He has been building boats and sailing them ever since. benharrisboats.co.uk/
Shooting from timber to tide
We spent three days with Ben, staying with him in the idyllic handbuilt wooden cabin he lives in, in Constantine, Cornwall. When we arrived Wednesday, late afternoon, the plan was to make pumpkin soup and couldn’t believe our luck when we discovered the open fire cooking area in the garden. Within an hour after arriving we were already shooting some lovely material. The next day we covered the area around the house, the two workshops, the woods and recorded the voice-over. The real treat came on Friday morning when we took his self-built sailing yacht Alva out on Falmouth’s waters. First, we covered the beautiful yacht from a motor boat with skipper Matthew Dale and dog Ruben, before we stepped on board ourselves and got close to the action. What a great experience.