...are snowboard films.
If you haven’t heard about them yet, you should have. “That’s it. That’s All.” and “The Art of Flight.” Both films are made by Curt Morgen with his company Brain Farm, Red Bull Media House and Quicksilver.
Both films have some of the best cinematography ever and not only is it amazing but it is in the most extreme snowy locations in the world. Both films utilize the Cineflex camera system. This allows for extremely smooth shots from helicopters circling the action of the snowboarders.
If you enjoy nature documentaries you will get something from these films. They have some of the best shots of jagged peaks, wild life, avalanches and snowfall ever recorded.
From the view of a filmmaker or a snowboarder there is loads of inspiration. Just as Curt takes filmmaking to the limits so do the snowboarders who are led by Travis Rice. The riders pull off their best moves not just in half pipes but on the side of mountains that are only accessible by helicopter.
One addition to the latest film “The Art of Flight” is the use of the Phantom Flex camera capable of shooting 2,570 frames per second in full HD. That is in one second. Combining this camera and Curt’s team of extreme film makers creates high detailed shots of helicopters nearly frozen in motion as they drop off the snowboarders, and as the riders take on the mountain they freeze them in motion as particles of snow float like debris in space around them. It creates a surreal experience unlike anything else I have seen in a film.
As a filmmaker in the beginning of his career I can only hope to ever create something as entertaining, beautiful and inspiring as these. Watch this trailer and order the films. You won’t regret it.