Forums Splitboard Talk Forum 2014 Snow Films – what are we looking forward to?
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    SchralphMacchio
    474 Posts

    Any independent projects?

    Remember when My Own Two Feet came out in 2008 and what a big deal that was?

    #669408

    Into the mind looks promising, and Xavier de le Rue is on the athlete list. Sounds good to me.

    Also interested in that Absinthe film coming out….

    #669409
    SchralphMacchio
    474 Posts

    I haven’t seen a real trailer for Absinthe Dopamine yet.

    I think PowderWhore Elevation is looking to be a lot better than last year’s compilation … the Provo brothers are involved! The trailer looks solid:
    [youtube:2s0y6fpx]do7ZTO8_GnE[/youtube:2s0y6fpx]

    #669410
    grubbers
    150 Posts

    Does anyone else think that all of these “deep” anecdotes in snow films are getting to be a bit cliche?

    #669411
    nickstayner
    700 Posts

    The new Sweetgrass movie “Valhalla” should be entertaining and will certainly have a fair shake of splitboarding… curious to see how the narrative plot/ski movie works out this time.

    #669412
    treetop
    63 Posts

    [youtube:157sdnge]0Ts45OKETBY[/youtube:157sdnge]

    #669413
    Snowvols
    291 Posts

    Nice find TreeTop. That will be added to the list for sure.

    #669414
    EBwest
    71 Posts

    @grubbers wrote:

    Does anyone else think that all of these “deep” anecdotes in snow films are getting to be a bit cliche?

    Isn’t that standard protocol for anything slightly commercialized in this super fast paced time we live in… Integrity and originality are watered down when everything is POV’d instantly. And biters are quick to the draw when its just to easy to produce and distribute to the masses for consumption.

    Eat-Shit-Give me more society…

    #669415
    Rico in AZ
    559 Posts

    Car Danchi = Funny. We need more funny in snow films these days.

    The trailers for Elevation and Valhalla look pretty and all, but as far as I can tell, they don’t show much splitboarding. I can only hope the full films include more of nosa costra.

    Does anyone else think that all of these “deep” anecdotes in snow films are getting to be a bit cliche?

    Yes.

    And as far as Sweetgrass films go, their films are always super serious. Exhibit A: Solitaire. Using “Heart of Darkness” as a metaphor for backcountry skiing in South America. Shit, it couldn’t possibly be anything else but super serious.

    Any independent projects?

    I do remember the good old days when Schraptown and My Own two Feet came out. Good stuff back then.
    Stuff like that is still out there, being produced by some of our very own SB.com peeps.
    Just not big production.

    #669416
    PeRi
    110 Posts

    In the last days I’ve had the chance to watch Dopamine and Elevation.

    Dopamine, from Absinthe films, is pretty good. Classic absinthe movie with lots of powder and backcountry, and some kind of original jibbing so it doesn’t get too boring. Forrest Shearer has like a 1 or 1’5 minutes section, and about 3-4 seconds of skinning… that’s something! Worth to watch it

    Elevation, from Powderwhore. I have to admit that it starts a bit weak, too much talking maybe? but as long as the movie gets going, it turns into an awesome backcountry movie. TRegarding splitboarding there’s the section with Zach Grant and Cindi Lou Grant where they show their cabin in the mountains and sweet powder riding, a part of Neil Provo with two skiers in some sort of retirement lodge which has sick terrain in their backyard, and finally the best part is the one with the Provo Bros. in Tordrillo, AK.
    Really steep lines, powder, only self propelled access to the lines… great segment, best one in the movie for sure!
    Really worth to go to the premiere or buy it, especially to support backcountry non-helicopters movie. good job powderwhore guys!

    www.splitboardmag.com

    #669417
    whistlermaverick
    312 Posts

    @nickstayner wrote:

    The new Sweetgrass movie “Valhalla” should be entertaining and will certainly have a fair shake of splitboarding… curious to see how the narrative plot/ski movie works out this time.

    Just saw “Valhalla” and thought it was great. No ski porn just lots of fun….nakedness, night fireworks shredding, and some other ridiculousness

    @j.memay

    #669418
    chrishami
    194 Posts

    @ricorides wrote:

    And as far as Sweetgrass films go, their films are always super serious. Exhibit A: Solitaire. Using “Heart of Darkness” as a metaphor for backcountry skiing in South America. Shit, it couldn’t possibly be anything else but super serious.

    Yep. I thought Solitaire was pretentious. I got that same feel from the trailer for “Into the Mind” but I’m still going to watch it, the imagery is gorgeous either way.
    @whistlermaverick wrote:

    @nickstayner wrote:

    The new Sweetgrass movie “Valhalla” should be entertaining and will certainly have a fair shake of splitboarding… curious to see how the narrative plot/ski movie works out this time.

    Just saw “Valhalla” and thought it was great. No ski porn just lots of fun….nakedness, night fireworks shredding, and some other ridiculousness

    Sounds to me like an improvement over Solitaire. The Nick Waggoner interview in Outside also makes me want to watch Valhalla.

    167 furberg
    163/26 Venture Helix

    #669419
    C balke
    74 Posts

    The Absinthe films are always good to go. Not splitting but typically tons of big mountain and POW. I should be heading out to the SF showing in Nov. They always put on a good show.

    [youtube:23wyq3w1]MqC0YTKD12A[/youtube:23wyq3w1]

    Into the mind looks good. Im sure the Provo bros will kill it. The cinematography looks sick in the trailer.

    [youtube:23wyq3w1]pgbHAXUbCIg[/youtube:23wyq3w1]

    Gigi and Marco’s parts in the Pirate Movie Distorted Reality should be good.
    [vimeo:23wyq3w1]http://www.vimeo.com/75540216[/vimeo:23wyq3w1]

    As for Vahalla I’ll check it out but I could only take Sweetgrass in portions. I hope its not quite soo serious.

    #669420
    Splitinbend
    243 Posts

    Super psyched on the new Blauvelt movie comin out. Coming from a long history of surfing, I love watching straight powder surfing!

    [vimeo:1rlec5k1]http://www.vimeo.com/49309615[/vimeo:1rlec5k1]

    [youtube:1rlec5k1]XLbut6CaDhk[/youtube:1rlec5k1]

    #669421
    nordicbordn
    225 Posts

    Radbots’ Brother Nature is in the final stages as i type this.. premiere’s here in Bozeman Nov 2 i believe. Notable riders such as Kyle Miller, Shane Stalling, and Steve Popovich have shots..

    #669422
    saign
    330 Posts
    #669423
    chronicracing
    162 Posts

    Avalanche Sharks! :thumpsup: That’s some funny shit! 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

    #669424
    acopafeel
    134 Posts

    I was pretty blown away with Valhalla. I really enjoyed the artsy style and different take on ski-porn.
    and i may be in love with siera quitaquit now??

    I’ve been looking forward to ‘Naturally’ for quite some time now- JB’s style is sooooo smoove. I think it’s only free online for the next day or two!

    oh, and i fell asleep during Into The Mind. i felt like i was watching a music video. am i getting old? 😕

    #669425
    maniacdave
    564 Posts

    Short & sweet thoughts regarding Valhalla, posted on Sweetgrasses FB as well…

    I honestly dug it. The narrative structure was great throwback to ski porn from earlier decades. And a great Kootenay vibe, scripted or not every character has an authentic counterpart from that amazing homeland of skibums. Other films have nailed the visual aspect of the Koots time and time again. Valhalla got the soul. Thanks guys.

    That was Pontus

    #669426
    C balke
    74 Posts

    Jake Blauvelt’s Naturally available for free on Transworld Snowboarding.

    http://snowboarding.transworld.net/1000211175/videos/jake-blauvelt-naturally-full-movie/

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