This is where it all began. It was our first attempt to design and produce one of our ideas for a film. Having done the shooting, we were not happy with the result and so we had to scrap the initial idea and start all over. We experimented and improvised with the music, the editing and the graphics until we felt we had something. Having no expectations, we posted it on vimeo. The feedback was quick and overwhelming. People’s comments from around the world, gave us the motivation to continue with more films for the series.
Dirty Dozen snowboarding in an abandoned ghost town.
Gilman is an abandoned mining town in southeastern Eagle County, Colorado, United States. The U.S. Post Office at Minturn (ZIP Code 81645) now serves Gilman postal addresses
Founded in 1886 during the Colorado Silver Boom, the town later became a center of lead and zinc mining in Colorado, centered around the now-flooded Eagle Mine. It was abandoned in 1984 by order of the Environmental Protection Agency because of toxic pollutants, including contamination of the ground water, as well as unprofitability of the mines. It is currently a ghost town on private property and is strictly off limits to the public.
Woke up this morning to find some cool sun ray filtering through the clouds. Immediately grabbed my camera and hit record. Original footage was 30 minutes long and scaled down to just under a minute and twenty seconds. I wish I had more so I could use the entire song. The glitch you see at :28 is because I wasn't paying attention and the camera had stopped recording.
Music by Memoryhouse. The song is Walk With Me. Download it free at memoryhou.se