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U.S. Ski Team Documentary - Truth In Motion - Sa 1/30 8pm EST/PST 7pm CST/MST on NBC, Sa 2/6 5pm EST on USA Network


 

Are you planning to watch this film? What did you think about Truth in Motion? I hope that folks watch this since skiing needs more media coverage especially major network coverage.

 
 

Truth in Motion sounds like it will be interesting with over 400 hours of footage edited down to a 1 hour behind the scenes look at what it takes to become a champion as well as including some POV and ultra slow motion footage.

 

It will also air on USA Network Sa 2/6 5pm EST www.usanetwork.com/schedules/sched.php 

and 3 times in prime time on Universal Sports Network. www.universalsports.com/whats-on-tv/index.html


After the show airs on 1/30 this film will be available as a free download at http://itunes.com/truthinmotion in both standard and HD versions.

 

  

 

TRAILER & OTHER SHORT CLIPS

(Please note that the attributions for the quotes are my best guesses and may be incorrect since the film didn't always show the person doing the talking.)

 

Truth in Motion Teaser


 


"I don't want to go there just to go to the Olympics. I want to go and I want to kick some a##." Jake Zamansky


"In the start I try not to think about what's about to happen. I just try to focus on something else. Then it's go time." Ted Ligety

 
 

Truth in Motion: Trailer
 

 


"It's time to start dropping the hammer and bringing up the intensity." Ted Ligety
 

"You get this nervous excitement inside your gut." Tommy Ford


"Before the race it's all in your head."

 
 

Truth in Motion: Speed



"When I'm going down the hill I don't even try to focus on anything, I just try to go fast. When you are going 90-100 miles an hour, gates are coming at you at 6 tenths of a second." Ted Ligety


 

Truth In Motion: Engineering Speed
 


"You go through turns that if you haven't been working out for several years prior to that you just get squished." Scott McCartney


"What separates a top 30 skier from a top 5 skier is work ethic and mental strength." Lindsey Vonn

 
 

Truth in Motion: Precision
 


"When the difference between winning and losing is inches, you have to be precise. It's the kind of precision where the race line is literally two feet wide." Ted Ligety

 
 

Truth in Motion: Ted Ligety
 


"I am very competitive. I just fell in love with ski racing because of the speed." Ted Ligety


"I've won and lost races by a hundredth of a second. That is 6 inches. It's just tremendous how much a tenth of a second can make a difference on somebody's career." Ted Ligety


"My big advantage right now is that I am able to arc further into a turn than most other guys." Ted Ligety


"In ski racing even if you are the best, you aren't guaranteed a medal." Ted Ligety

 
 

Truth in Motion: Passion
 

 

"I'm just doing this because I love it. I'm not doing it to get rich or to be famous. I just want to ski race." Jake Zamansky

 
 

Truth in Motion: Determination
 

 

"To become number one you need the most endurance, the most power, the most agility." Sarah Schleper

 
 

Truth in Motion: 60 Seconds with Jake Zamansky
 


"I'm the only guy on the U.S. Ski Team that tunes my own skis." Jake Zamansky

 
 

Sarah Schleper on NBC Today Show 1/29 (video clip)
 

www.nbc.com/news-sports/today-show/teams-journey-to-the-olympic-slopes/
 

"It's a big mind game. In the start I try to stay really relaxed & focused. Not think of anything else but just going as fast as I can from start to finish." Sarah Schleper
 

"My lioness roar is part of my start routine. I use it to really attack the course and let out all of those extra nerves and butterflies." Sarah Schleper

 
 

Truth in Motion: 60 Seconds with Sarah Schleper

www.youtube.com/watch?v=3f-4G5zPTqE

 

Truth in Motion: 60 Seconds with Ted Ligety

www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX1kSUmZErE

 

Truth in Motion: Behind the Scenes

www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmhZT3UPDLE

 

 
 

PHOTOS


www.truthinmotion-movie.com

http://twitpic.com/photos/AudiSki?page=1


 

Sarah Schleper with husband Federico Gaxiola de la Lama, and son Lasse Gaxiola http://twitpic.com/xyr0n


Action shot of Ted Ligety mid air  http://twitpic.com/y2ux2

 

 

NEWS


Truth in Motion - News Articles  http://news.google.com/news/search?um=1&cf=all&ned=us&hl=en&q=%22truth+in+motion%22&cf=all&scoring=n
 

 

www.truthinmotion-movie.com

...From snow camp in Portillo, Chile and Saas Fee, Switzerland, to the final days leading up the start of the World Cup competition in Sölden, Austria, we’re there as they face the sub-zero dawn, as they review videotape of training runs with coaches, scrutinizing every turn and tuck. We’re in the basement with expert ski techs as they grind edges and apply wax, tweaking equipment for every conceivable condition, then tweaking further when their skier returns from a run.

Each racer emerges with something unique that drives them – trying to repeat an early success to prove their talent; returning from injury, or even making the cut for the team that will head to Vancouver in a competitive year.

 

www.skiracing.com/?q=node/893
 

..."It's not every day that the American public gets to see what we as ski racers do outside of the Olympics," said Ted Ligety "It's the first time any major production crew does. It shows what we do to get to the top and pursue our passion."

 

www.latimes.com/sports/nationworld/wire/sns-ap-oly-ski-truth-in-motion,0,5722868.story
 

..."You see exactly what we're going through every day," said Ligety, who won gold in the combined at the 2006 Turin Games. "I don't think anybody has ever gotten a truly in-depth look at ski racing. It's cool in that respect. This portrays what we do."

The movie begins with Scott Macartney's horrific downhill crash in Kitzbuehel, Austria, two years ago, when he lost his balance on the final jump while going nearly 90 mph. Slamming his head on the snow, Macartney lost his helmet and slid unconscious across the finish line.

When asked about the crash on camera for the documentary, Macartney answers, "Better to get hurt charging ..."

"This film is going to have a really positive impact on our sport," Schleper said. "It's going to show all the elements people really don't know about ski racing — showing the risks that we're taking."

 

www.ivillage.com/sarah-schleper-olympic-skiier-mom/1-d-76026
 

... But Schleper's story, both relatable and extraordinary, is the standout.

Sidelined by injury after the '06 Olympics in Turin, the athlete took time off to recover in Mexico; next, she met and married Mexican native Federico Gaxiola. Yearning for a baby, she spent even more time away from the slopes. When the film opens, the new mom has begun training for her skiing comeback, but hasn't yet earned a spot on the Olympic team. The cameras record her grueling preparations, and her determination to win is inspiring. Schleper's also seen bringing her toddler to competitions, cuddling him between events, and playing with him after a long day on the slopes. Skiing and parenting fit hand in hand for this pretty, 5' 4" blond with the stamina of a Navy seal.


Edited by SkierScott - 1/29/10 at 7:53pm
post #2 of 15
Wow. Awsome!
Thanks for the detailed post!! You rock.
I still haven't seen it all.
It's about time people get a look at how much training they go through.
post #3 of 15
Thanks!  I will take a look.
post #4 of 15
Nice, thanks! It's up on iTunes now -- looking forward to checking it out.
post #5 of 15
Saw it last night. Awesome. Insightful and realistic. A new style for a much filmed subject. Niiiiiice. 

It struck me the way they all (except Tom Ford) said they were committed to being at the top. Plus all the racers from other nations. That's competitive in the extreme, not a lot of personal best mentality.
post #6 of 15
 Great flick.. I kept thinking about JERk's, "Carving is Lame" thread
post #7 of 15
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U.S. Ski Team Documentary - Truth In Motion - re-airs on Universal Sports Network Su 1/31 10p, Mo 2/8 8p, Th 2/11 9p - all times EST plus some other non-prime time slots. 

Universal Sports Network (subject to change).  All times EST.

Su 1/31  10p
Mo 2/1  2a, 3p
Th 2/4  11a
Fr 2/5  12p
Mo 2/8  8p
Th 2/11 9p

Visit www.universalsports.com/whats-on-tv/index.html for the latest schedule and to find out what channel number Universal Sports Network is on your local cable network.



It will also re-air on USA Network Sa 2/6 5pm EST  www.usanetwork.com/schedules/sched.php

Sa 2/6  5pm



As mentioned by Rachelv, Truth in Motion is now available as a free download at iTunes http://itunes.com/truthinmotion.  The standard version is 628 MB and the HD version is 1.38 GB. 

FYI.  If you don't already have an iTunes account and you don't want to provide your credit card number, select the None option on the far right side of the list of credit cards when creating your iTunes account.


Truth in Motion - iTunes Summary

Truth in Motion: The U.S. Ski Team's Road to Vancouver is a film about what it takes to excel as a world class skier. Raw talent. Technical skill. The persistence to train hard, every day. The sheer will. The men and women on the U.S. Ski team have it, but do they have what it takes to make it to Vancouver in 2010?

Entrenched with the skiers during the crucial months leading up to the start of their competition season, the film is a rare look inside – intimate and candid, in a way rarely if ever seen in film about skiing.

From snow camp in Portillo, Chile and Saas Fee, Switzerland, to the final days leading up the start of the World Cup competition in Sölden, Austria, we’re there as they face the sub-zero dawn, as they review videotape of training runs with coaches, scrutinizing every turn and tuck. We’re in the basement with expert ski techs as they grind edges and apply wax, tweaking equipment for every conceivable condition, then tweaking further when their skier returns from a run.

Each racer emerges with something unique that drives them – trying to repeat an early success to prove their talent; returning from injury, or even making the cut for the team that will head to Vancouver in a competitive year.

In a sport where hundredths of a second determine the difference between a gold medal and no medal, their training season is about pushing the limits of their bodies and their technology. The filmmaking approach conveys this with progressive camera techniques, like ultra slow motion cameras that literally stop time, allowing us to see every millisecond of force and exertion as these skiers carve corners and push their bodies to breaking point.

Truth in Motion: The U.S. Ski Team's Road to Vancouver takes us into the day-to-day process and reveals what makes these racers tick and gives them their competitive edge. Ultimately, it’s a story about individuals, driven by personal motives, propelled by individual talents and challenged in ways that are uniquely human.
post #8 of 15
 Watched it, or shall I say stared: Lindsey Vonn
post #9 of 15
Well, I recorded it, but it was sort of the normal stuff you see during the games.
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by polariso View Post

 Great flick.. I kept thinking about JERk's, "Carving is Lame" thread
 


Those guys have a reason to carve. And for me, that's the point, terrain=purpose=technique.
And Jer could be just messin' around.





It was just that bit more inciteful and sensitive, with nice filming,   than the average "up close and personal' , IMO
post #11 of 15
 I dunno about that Sibhusky, some of the camera work was non-standard. You don't always get the super-duper-slo-mo cam that they had for the Portillo training runs, nor do you generally get the shots from the heli right over the skier. The super slo-mo of Ligety made the whole show for me.
post #12 of 15
yeah, one of the top film makers of the genre worked on that one, and it shows.
post #13 of 15
 Hi everyone

I'm from the UK so cannot download this from itunes as it only lets you purchase the video from the US store, I'm so desperate to see this, do you know if there is any way/website that I can watch this from?

Thanks in advance :)
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for George
Quote:
 
I have been looking for ages to find a way to purchase US iTunes content (especially the video stuff - big fan of Lost). 

Unfortunately i am not lucky enough to know anyone in the states, or anyone with a US card. But i came across a site that is selling US iTunes gift vouchers. Basically they email you an electronic US store voucher.

Tried it out and it works fine. Although you need to register a US account, which means you need a US address (but appears as though Apple dont care what address you use - ie just make one up).. but, you dont need to register a credit card (unlike the aussie store).

But, makes me wonder about the legality of it all? Aussie can not buy from t he US store without a US card... but.. if you get a US gift voucher.. then you can use it...?? Loop hole?

anyway.. for those who are interested...www.capsule-productions.com
Never tried it myself as I have no need to (nor do I use iTunes store) but thought it was worth a post for you
post #15 of 15
 If you guys liked Truth in Motion and you like really fast cars, download Truth in 24 from the iTunes store. I just watched the whole thing. I didn't mean to, but couldn't stop.
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