1. The Edge of the Earth - DOCUMENTARY

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    from Eric Dennis / Added

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    A documentary about a journey to "The Edge of the Earth". The Gates of the Arctic National Park is the northernmost national park in the U.S. (the entirety of the park lies north of the Arctic Circle).There are no established roads, trails, visitor facilities, or campgrounds in the park. Following the Alatna River you will see an amazing place people rarely see, including the amazing Arrigetch Peaks. "For the next two weeks you must survive using the knowledge, skills and gear you bring with you. You will walk or float through intact ecosystems where people have lived with the land for thousands of years. You will experience solitude, self reliance and nature on its own terms. Are you prepared?" Filmed using Solar Power for Two Weeks = 10,000 combined shutter releases and video clips. Below is the link to how I accomplished this and stored all the pictures and video files. Here is a link to the trailer: http://www.vimeo.com/17039896 This is were we stayed in Bettles, AK on the way back: http://www.vimeo.com/19736183 This is the link to the How to on the solar power set-up. http://www.vimeo.com/20173304 My brother took a longer trip, with his girlfriend Monika, on the Noatak River the following year. https://vimeo.com/67932494 Camera: 5D mark II Lenses: EF 28mm F1.8 EF 70-200mm F2.8 EF 400mm F5.6 Music: "Intro" The xx "My Girls" Animal Collective "Sweet Disposition" The Temper Trap "The Road to Nothingness" Solar Fields "Boy With a Coin" Iron & Wine

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    • Anchorage By Winter

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      from Zan Butler / Added

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      So this is what I did over this past winter when I was not making people coffee. It's all time-lapse footage shot in and around Anchorage, Alaska, with the emphasis on the nature around the city rather then on the people and buildings. This is a collection of the nicer stuff I shot of the northern lights, stars, sunset, and the tide. All of this was shot between October 2011 and April 2012. The music is Aston's Classical Cover of the song You've Got The Love by Florence & The Machine. http://www.youtube.com/astonmusic Music used with the bands permission. : ) Equipment used: Canon 5D Mark II Canon Rebel xTi (modified to full spectrum) Canon EF 24 - 105 mm Sigma DC 18 - 200 mm Sigma 8mm EX DG Fisheye (a thoroughly epic lens) Dynamic Perception Stage Zero Dolly (kinda beyond epic) Orion TeleTrack AZ-G Mount (really good for astrophotography) Motorcycle and Car batteries from my locale battery store And a lot of wires that connect everything together. Adobe Bridge CS4 and CS5 Adobe Photoshop CS4 Adobe Lightroom 3 LRTimelapse (pretty much the most amazing software ever) Hugin (for unwrapping the 8mm shots) Final Cut Pro 5.1.4 (for making the stills move) (Please note that the colours look different (like a lot) on different screens. The colours here look desaturated from the original file on my screen. But the colours look like the original on other screens, but not all, I'm not sure why.)

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      • Avalanche Skier POV Helmet Cam Burial & Rescue in Haines, Alaska

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        In April of 2008 I drove from Lake Tahoe to Haines, Alaska up the Al-Can highway through British Columbia and the Yukon with an enclosed 4-snowmobile trailer and a ton of gear. I told myself the year before after a few years of getting "shut out" with heli time, that I wouldn't come back up without snowmobiles....instead of sitting around drinking myself into oblivion on a "down day." Well thank God we did that because we definitely had down days again right from the get-go. The sledding up at Haines Pass is out of control good. Even staying closer to town like below Old Faithful is great. Can't say enough about how much fun it is to ride snowmobiles up there with no trees. So the first legit day after that main snow storm cycle, we still went out snowmobiling one more time wanting to let the snow set up a bit more....while another part of our group went up in the bird. Actually two groups went up in the bird, and the first group did all the normal day-after-storm-cycle snow pit and snow quality tests. The first group decided that while the dangers remained elevated, that it was good to go. They all made some of the sickest pow turns in their lives I was told. The next group then - a couple hundred meters or so over - set up for their descent. The guy in the video was the first one to drop from their group and while not a guide, he had a lot of Utah and AK backcountry experience. He had a Black Diamond Avalung on, but as you can tell from the video while he's talking as he's dropping in, it wasn't in his mouth to start. He tried to shove it in the instant of starting to get sucked down, but it didn't stay in fully during his ragdoll descent. It was just off to the corner of his mouth he said, and he definitely got some snow / ice in his mouth still. So as he drops in you can also see the sluff to the skier's right immediately start building....and that's actually the chute that was the intended route down. For whatever reason - well pure, unadulterated powder will do it to you - he didn't go make some strong "skier cuts" into the upper pack to do one final snow check as instructed by the main guide who was doing the "tail gunner" work. Instead he just sent it. And it didn't take more than a few turns out on this big shoulder above this cliff band to break loose. This was a decent sized avalanche. 1,500 feet the dude fell in a little over 20 seconds. The crown was about 1 - 1.5m. The chute that he got sucked through to the skier's right was flanked on either side by cliff bands that were about 30m tall. He luckily didn't break any bones and obviously didn't hit anything on the run out. He was only buried for 4 and a half minutes which is incredibly short. I cannot stress these next sentences enough; that in and of itself to be unburied in ONLY 4:28 is miraculous if you have any understanding of being caught in an avalanche and what it takes to be found. It could literally be some kind of "world record" just on how good the guide and supporting cast of other skiers was in getting to him. It also shows why you should ALWAYS be going with people trained in avalanche rescue / first aid....as well as why you'd want to be going with a guided heli operation. Sure this was terrifying for him, but he would've probably been dead if not for going with a guide. He also got very lucky to be honest. In the time that he's buried, you can hear his breathing already accelerate. The ruffling noise back and forth is his chest rising and falling and the noise that his jacket makes. The intermittent whimpering noise you hear is him trying to swallow and get some air since the avalung wasn't fully in his mouth and instead just to the corner of his mouth. Still sends chills up the back of my neck. Oh...the luck? They located him so fast because his right glove came off just before he came completley to rest and there was an excellent visual of course. And then the digging out is utterly amazing. I don't think that you could've paid a Hollywood crew to stage something better. The fact that he could've been facing any 360 direction and yet he's looking right up into the sun-filled blue sky with that first full scoop away of the shovel is borderline spiritual. This is simply a very sobering and unbelievable video. However, you should take away from this video all the positive things that you can learn from it. Yes there are risks to the backcountry - but with proper gear, training, and guide(s) with avalanche and EMT training - you can greatly lower your chances of getting caught in an avalanche in the first place.....and coming back alive if you ever were to get caught in a slide. Respect Mother Nature for sure. Learn from this. But just like a Craig Kelly in the snowboard world or a Shane McConkey in the ski world who died out in the backcountry (Craig via avalanche and Shane via ski B.A.S.E. jumping), they left this earth while doing the things that they were truly passionate about. And while they would stress the need for the proper gear and training....neither one would want backcountry enthusiasts to curtail their adventures because of their accidents....or this video. Please check with your local resort for classes on backcountry training, or try starting with a place like AIARE - the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Training. Their website is avtraining.org.

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        • Travel Time Lapse Winter '09

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          from Brad Kremer / Added

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          These are a few of the time lapses I gathered this winter while traveling around. Shots from Lake Tahoe, Alaska, Utah, Switzerland, Colorado, Minnesota, Finland and Japan. Shot with the Canon 5D Mark II.

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          • Solstice

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            An aerial wander through the land of the midnight sun-- Alaska, over the summer solstice. Where magic hour is never just an hour... All shots with the Phantom 2 and the GoPro Hero 3+ around Wrangell, AK and Anchorage, AK. For those wondering about GoPro settings: 2.7k Cinema Mode, 24fps, Protune, CamRaw. ND Filter! Workflow: Edited in Premiere Pro, a little work in After Effects. More or less in this order: lens distortion reduction, warp stabilizer, color correction, highlight diffusion, noise reduction, motion blur, sharpening, grain addition. Inquiries: ben[at]sturgefilm.com Cinematography/Edit/Sound/Color by Ben Sturgulewski Cinematography Reel: https://vimeo.com/95844628 Music by Professor Kliq, 'Satellite' professorkliq.com/ What will you see? sturgefilm.com

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            • Primavera

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              One day till Christmas: Thank you for watching, www.instagram.com/​MetronFilms www.facebook.com/MetronFilms Music: http://itunes.apple.com/album/prelude-2/id257130211 http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/divenire/id212970099 _____________________________________________________ Just because it's Christmas - And at Christmas ... This is a short story of the lonely robot celebrating holidays. Primavera - Spring (season) in Italian Set of "Making Of" photos can be found here with the comments: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vmetron/sets/72157624089679968/ I took days off from Christmas to New Year and planned to make a short film in Yosemite, but then I saw this little robot and thought it would be more interesting to use him in the story. Besides there are many robots on this planet who always spend holidays alone. Then I watched the original movie once again with all the comments from its director Andrew Stanton (for inspiration). I listed a few scenes, which I wanted to shoot, scribbled some storyboards ( they are really like scribbles from 3 year old kid, but turned out to be very useful) and started off. I started filming it right on the day after Christmas by driving to Yosemite, and then spent many more snowy weekends in Tahoe and Yosemite making all these shots one by one. Some of the shots involved hiking, skiing and even snowshoeing. Not that they were required, but just because I like all of that. I even flew this little robot to Alaska, not sure if he enjoyed it though: One morning we stopped to make one shot on the way to Exit Glacier. It was 7'F outside, that's super cold, so his battery was dying every minute and I had to carry him to the car to heat him up after each take. At that moment I thought that it would be much more interesting to shoot video of me struggling with not-so-cooperative robot, freezing temperatures and all the things which I have not done before but eager to learn. Thanks to Gogaren, Uma, Zoran and Zorana for ideas, feedback and for dropping the robot from the cliff ( with parachute ), to Adam for the snow.

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              • Sunny Official Trailer

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                Now available on iTunes in HD: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/sunny-level-1/id566810053 Also available on BluRay and DVD: http://level1productions.com/ Sunny Awards: "Movie of the Year" Powder Video Awards "Best Editing" Powder Video Awards "Best Core Film" X-Dance "Best Film" IF3 (International Freeskiing Film Festival) Montreal, QC "Best Editing" IF3 (International Freeskiing Film Festival) Montreal, QC "Best Male Performance - Parker White" IF3 (International Freeskiing Film Festival) Montreal, QC "Viewers Choice" Dew Tour Recognize Film Fest "Athlete/Industry Choice" Dew Tour Recognize Film Fest About Sunny: They say the lack of sunlight affects our mood- that the natural balance of the human mind state quickly shifts with presence of the giant solar fireball in the sky. But this isn’t about winter blues or summer depression. Sunny is a mental disposition, and not just one reserved for beaches and fun parks. Level 1 injected a positive mood into the ski season – giving a dose of light therapy to dark northern landscapes of Scandinavia, Alaska, Japan and British Columbia. So sit back and relax, put your shades on and soak up the rays- the future looks bright. Featuring: Parker White, Chris Logan, Mike Hornbeck, Tom Wallisch, Wiley Miller, Eric Pollard, Will Wesson, Torin Yater-Wallace, Tim McChesney, Ahmet Dadali, Alex Bellemare, Niklas Eriksson, Adam Delorme, Josh Bibby, LJ Strenio, Tanner Rainville, Logan Imlach, Spencer Milbocker, Sig Tveit, Lucas Stål-Madison and Friends Shot on Location in: Sun Valley, ID - Portes Du Soleil, Switzerland - Flachauwinkl, Austria - Breckenridge, CO - Japan - Alaska - Denver, CO - British Columbia - Stevens Pass, WA - Crystal Mountain, WA 0 Mt Hood, OR - Arizona - Turkey - Finland - Sweden - Arctic Circle Directed by Josh Berman and Kyle Decker Produced by Josh Berman Principal Cinematography By Josh Berman, Kyle Decker, Freedle Coty Edited By Kyle Decker, Josh Berman, and Freedle Coty

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                • Kivalina

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                  from Cristina Valdivieso + Jon Connor / Added

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                  • Technicolour Alaska

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                    from Alexis Coram / Added

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                    There are some things in this world that everyone deserves to experience with their own eyes. I headed to Alaska in February with the hope of catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights with mine. That glimpse turned into an extravaganza...a party in the sky, and I was an onlooker, a face in the crowd...awestruck, mesmerized, feeling like the luckiest girl in the world. Night after night I was captivated by bright and colorful lights dancing wistfully above me; a graceful representation of the light in my soul. These were enchanted nights like I've never experienced. And while my camera captured a play-by-play of the spectacle, I could be found dog sledding through snow-covered forests, relaxing by the fire in a toasty cabin, or simply laying down in the snow and drifting into the dance. This was the most amazing trip of my life so far...and here it is, summarized in under 3 minutes. This is my first time time lapse film, so it means a lot that you're here, reading this, stepping into a very special piece of my past. Thank you. x Photography & Production by AlexisCoram AlexisCoram.SmugMug.com/Landscape/Alaska Facebook.com/AlexisCoram1 Music "Out of Darkness" by James Everingham Licensed from http://www.jameseveringham.com/license/ Gear: Induro Tripods, Nikon D800, Nikon D610, Sigma 15mm FE, Nikon, 14-28mm

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                    • Sweetgrass Productions' VALHALLA - Trailer 2

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                      'VALHALLA' IS SKI MOVIE OF THE YEAR! - Powder Video Awards BUY VALHALLA ON iTUNES: http://georiot.co/1ZKv Purchase the DVD and Blu Ray today at: http://www.sweetgrass-productions.com/shop/ Check out Trailer 1: http://vimeo.com/backcountryski/valhalla COME SEE US ON TOUR: http://www.sweetgrass-productions.com/tour/ Patagonia Presents Sweetgrass Productions' VALHALLA Starring Cody Barnhill, Sierra Quitiquit, Alex Monot, Pep Fujas, Zack Giffin, Eric Hjorleifson, Molly Baker, and Kazushi Yamauchi Beyond action sports-- with Valhalla's totally unique style and structure, we've recognized an opportunity to put a daring new spin on the ski film, exploding the boundaries of the genre, opening the eyes and melting the hearts of any story-loving soul. With hard-hitting ski and snowboard action complimenting a more narrative-driven approach than our past films, or perhaps any other ski movie before it, we follow one man's escape into the Northern woods, and his wild journey towards satisfaction, understanding, and love in some of the deepest snows on earth. Weaving story and character with award-winning, face-melting backcountry ski and snowboard cinematography; Valhalla is a vivid explosion of color, character, snow, and nostalgic soul. Supported by: Patagonia, Dynafit, Clif Bar, Outdoor Research, Backcountry.com, Blizzard/Tecnica, Powder Magazine, Zeal, Osprey, Venture Snowboards, Flylow, Gentemstick, Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine, Outside TV, and Whitewater Ski Resort. Locations: Whitewater, BC; Rogers Pass, BC; Revelstoke, BC; Golden Alpine Holidays-- Sentry, Meadow, and Sunrise Lodges, BC; Valhalla Range, BC; Haines, AK; Glacier Bay, AK; Juneau, AK; Eaglecrest, AK; Tordrillo Mountains, AK. Athletes: Eric Hjorleifson - Cody Barnhill - Carston Oliver - Zack Giffin - Pep Fujas - Kye Petersen -Johan Olofsson - Adraon Buck - Ryland Bell - Josh Dirksen - Aidan Sheahan - Molly Baker - Forrest Shearer - Taro Tamai - Stephan Drake - Eliel Hindert - Will Cardamone - Jaime Laidlaw - Trevor Hunt - Donny Roth - Jesse Hoffman - Austin Ross - Nick McNutt - Paul Kimbrough - Thayne Rich - Kazushi Yamauchi - Keely Kelleher - Ralph Backstrom - Piers Solomon -Johan Jonsson - Alex Yoder

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