Standard Films--Draw The Line
By Annie Fast
Here’s hard evidence of how good of a winter it was last year--powder everywhere. And the Standard crew did what they do best, shredded it.
It wasn’t just pow lines and backcountry freestyle riding that stole the show, everyone in the theatre agreed (by a vote of clapping) that the Whistler park shots were next level. Freddie looked like a Nintendo character spinning and grabbing with the camera locked on him--we’ll get back to you with more info from the Standard crew about the new technology they used to film these mind blowing shots. Other highlights included Jeremy Jones living through a couple avalanches and pointing it with consequences through pinner chutes. John Jackson earned last part with Mads taking first. Newcomer Jusso Laivisto pulled off a sick part for his first year filming, and it was good to see Kazuhiro Kokubo out of the pipe.
John Jackson, Matt Hammer, Fredrik Kalbermatten, Jeremy Jones, Mark Landvik, Jonas Emery, Mads Jonsson, Eric Jackson, Kazuhiro Kokubo, Jusso Laivisto, Gabe Taylor, Drew Fuller, Marko Grilc.
You can preorder Standards new movie right now in the TransWorld Shop. For customers within the U.S., included with your purchase is a full year (9 issues) of TransWorld SNOWboarding magazine.
Mack Dawg Productions--Follow Me Around
By Julia Milan
As you’ve probably gathered from the abundance new articles popping up on twsnow.com, this week has been chock full of video premieres. Seriously, I feel like I’ve been running a nightly snowboard cinematography marathon. Last night was no exception, as not one, but two videos premiered at Spreckles Theater in downtown San Diego.
Mack Dawg started the dual-premiere with their video Follow Me Around, and I think it’s safe to say that everyone in attendance was thoroughly impressed. Jeremy Jones kicked off the video in what may be his best, most rounded part I’ve ever seen. If you don’t know who Aaron Biittner is yet, you will after this video. The kid’s got some seriously smooth style that’ll probably have him sticking around for a while. Eero Ettala stepped it up to last part status this year, and, as can be imagined, absolutely killed it on every kind of terrain imaginable. Also displaying all-around talent bordering on ridiculous was Louie Fountain, Fillippo Krater, Andreas Wiig, Darrell Matthes, DCP, Jakob Wilhelmson, Hampus Mosesson, Jussi Oksonen, Josh Dirksen, Heikki Sorsa, and Scotty Arnold.
The soundtrack was great, something was done in productions to make the colors more intense, and the slow motion to real time ratio was just about perfect. On a personal note, I didn’t zone out once during this video, which makes it pretty f--king amazing in my book. All right, I’m going to stop talking so you can go look at the pictures. I know it’s all you guys want to do anyway.
You can preorder Mack Dawgs new movie right now in the TransWorld Shop. For customers within the U.S., included with your purchase is a full year (9 issues) of TransWorld SNOWboarding magazine.