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post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
The trailer from our upcoming release "High Life"...

Fast Connection (20.5 MB) - http://www.tetongravity.com/tgrclips...railfastwm.htm
Medium Connection (10.7 MB) -
Slow Connection (5.5 MB) -

Fast Connection (24.1 MB) -
Medium Connection (14.5 MB) -
Slow Connection ( 7 MB) -

REAL Player
Fast Connection (11.3 Mb) - http://www.tetongravity.com/tgrclips...railfastrm.htm
Medium Connection (6.9 MB) - http://www.tetongravity.com/tgrclips...trailmedrm.htm
Slow Connection (2.1 MB)- http://www.tetongravity.com/tgrclips...railslowrm.htm
post #2 of 26
why can't the movies ever show people making perfect turns on groomed slopes. The ski movie industry needs to take more time to encourage people to build up their fundamentals its like sportscenter showing all those dunks and fancy passing in the NBA and NCAA. Its great that Jason Williams can throw a behind the back off the backboard pass to someone who then puts the ball between his legs and spins a 360 before dunking it, but can ANYBODY shoot a freethrow or hit a mid range jump shot???????????? And we wonder why our guys got their heads handed to them in the world championships by a bunch of south americans who knew how to play TEAM basketball? I'm suprised we don't see more kids getting killed skiing because they see all those film stars, who by the way are GREAT technical skiers/former races/mogul skiers jumping off of cliffs/grinding rails/and going huge off of jumps and they're going to want to do that too. Anyone care to guess how many kids sit around the park all day trying to be the next high school dropout Jib/Park sensation like their idol Tanner Hall? I bet Tanner couldn't even get down some of the harder runs on the mountain [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]
post #3 of 26
Thread Starter 
Yeah - and why don't they show people driving in the neighborhood instead of nascar races? And people rowing in the local lake instead of river kayaking? Or hacking at the driving range instead of PGA?
post #4 of 26
I wanna see more freestyle walking. Sure, anybody can *walk* but who can walk *free*?

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post #6 of 26
The doctor says I have worms.
post #7 of 26
Well so they hoit?
NO? Then don't so much worry about them.

Yer a damm hyponcondriac, is what you are. You hearing me?!
post #8 of 26
Where's my footage on those Owen's? Way to kill it again fellas! [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #9 of 26
Thanks for the preview. When is it going to snow again???? Damn summer...

[ May 21, 2003, 03:51 AM: Message edited by: smithby ]
post #10 of 26
Snowed today & yesterday [img]graemlins/evilgrin.gif[/img]
post #11 of 26
oh yeah. Thats nice.

damn, wish it would come out sooner! would be great for the mid-july joneses.
post #12 of 26
post #13 of 26
Ever wonder why Owens Never Sleeps
post #14 of 26
Great footage bud , kinda makes me sick thinking about waiting another 5 months for some turns.
Slider you are still alive , where you been?
post #15 of 26
...jmo Owens,
the videos's sound tracks have become, for those of us above 25 just a never ending stream of yelling into the microphone(the popular hits of the day : )with more and more Warren Miller-ish stunts(aka park-sh.t).
My $.01 is that I'd enjoy listening to the skier(s).

In short, it's beginning to look like W.Miller Productions, of which makes some of us want to purge(PC)
..maybe the time has come for several versions, differing in
a) with/without Park-action
b) with/without high-energy shouting

[ June 01, 2003, 02:16 AM: Message edited by: HaveSkisWillClimb ]
post #16 of 26
...and so I guess this means I'm not gonna get to ride in the TGR van....

but still a fan... [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #17 of 26
HSWC, I'm with you.

I just hit the big 3-0, but I grew up listening to Maiden, Metallica, Slayer, et al. The crap I heard in the last new skool ski flick I saw just wasn't doin' it for me. The skiing, of course, is still amazing. So I watch with no volume.

[ June 01, 2003, 06:15 AM: Message edited by: Xdog ]
post #18 of 26
The last ski movie I watched was a matchstick production
because I was given free tickets. It was just before the
start of a new season and I thought it would get me
excited to ski again, like the old Warren Miller movies
were all about. This production was mostly of kids sliding
and flipping all over the place, including the urban rail
slide. It was cool, the first twenty times, then we got
bored. We actually left the movie, and this was with a
friend who makes outdoor adventure movies, it's her business.
All these ski movies are like MTV videos, no image is
on the screen for more than a second of two, maybe it's
just me but I'm always looking at the terrain behind the
people on the screen, always looking for new lines I guess.
Anyway, I think I'll go back to the Blizzard of Ahhhh's for
my early season fix, its still the best.
post #19 of 26
I watch them on my laptop with the soundtrack off. I play my own music instead, which I have as mp3 files. Much more enjoyable. The images are nice, though.
post #20 of 26
Good point, Pyramid.

While sliding rails and sticking switch 540's requires immense and undeniable talent and skill, too much of it crammed into too small a time slot tends to desensitize one to it.

Instead of the rapid fire images of tricks 90% of us will never attempt, I prefer a little more variety in a film.

But hey, I guess that's why Baskin Robbins sells more than just vanilla.
post #21 of 26
You guys looking for a little more soul in today's ski flicks should check out Immersion (matchstick). It's made by Scott Gaffney and is focused on a group of six skiers in Tahoe. Great stuff.
post #22 of 26
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the opinions guys. We actually do pay attention. As far as the music goes, it's almost always the hardest part of the entire process. There is many times dissention within our own offices over music choices. The brutal truth is that no matter what music we choose, there is going to be a group of people who HATE it. That's the nature of music. We tend to have a variety in our films Hip-Hop, Metal, Classic Rock, Ska, reggea etc... Even a little Johnny Cash from time to time.

Inevitably, people single out the classic rock and call us throwback hippies, the reggea and call us disconnected bro - brah stoners, the hip hop and call us punks, the metal and call us headache mongers, the ska and call us sell-outs. In the end, the best we can do is pick what rubs us right, shoot for some variety, and hope it is generally accepted by the masses. It's hard. For every person who says "I hate _____" We have someone else who says "I love ______".

As far as proliferation of jib footage goes, in our main films we shoot for about a 85% big mountain / backcountry 15% jib mix. That feels right to us. The jib movement is exploding and it can't be completely ignored. Also, many of the jib stars of today will expand their skill sets and tackle big mountain as they mature. That's who we are looking for. Even in the trailer linked in this thread, there are only seven "Jib" shots with ten times that of "Other" shots. three of those jib shots are at least backcountry jib with some personality.

Anyway - I'm not thrashing on your opinions, and hopefuly not being overly defensive. I'm just trying to give you some insight. No matter what, we are always listening and trying to strike a good balance.

[ June 02, 2003, 01:49 PM: Message edited by: Owens Never Sleeps ]
post #23 of 26
Your right Owen, the modern ski movie is like
MTV mostly for the teenager, and not for us
older more experienced ski movie aficionados.
Keep up the good work!

Funston's drop, a movie about a bunch of Cali
skiers, now that's new and original.

[ June 03, 2003, 07:15 AM: Message edited by: pyramid ]
post #24 of 26
What's jib?
post #25 of 26
hey whatever sells the tapes and pleases the sponsers. Personally i enjoyed the clip great work! [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #26 of 26
...that's a good solution gForce. While on the topic, I can't wait till RSN goes digital and we can rent Anything @night, instead of being subjected to the defaulting schedule.
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