I was lucky enough to film with 2 of the Great British snowboard team members before the Avoriaz Snowzone closed for 2015.
Jamie Trinder + Will Gilmore were killing it after a long season of fun and training.
Thanks Treeline Chalets for supporting the mornings filming and delicious burgers and Alex Eveson for the rad tune!
The Stash Gathering is one of the last events of the season that I get to film. The event happens every year in fun spring conditions and the atmosphere is always rad! In fact, the Stash Gathering is a contest without really being a contest, the aim is primarily to gather snowboarders of all ages and all levels for a good session.
The contest program is simple, the riders and judges ride together have fun with friends and Shreddie (the mascot of the park). Not a traditional contest format, the goal is that everyone even the judges have fun and the best riders win stuff!
I got to hang out with Nathan Ball and his band in Avoriaz while the sunset for The Mountain Mavericks Sessions!
I shot the tune Fall Backwards on my own and had to battle the fading light with a 2 camera set up. We initially shot in the old Avoriaz Télécabine which is in the snow park but unfortunately the acoustics didn’t work out!
You should hear the sound of piste bashers in the distance while the light fades, making it a great experience before their gig at L’Aubergade Hotel Morzine.
Here is the video I produced for the Cavern 24-7 Film Festival in Morzine, France.
So much fun riding with friends and figuring out what’s possible on a snow skate. I’d always wanted to create a similar video to the ‘Magic Board’ skit from the Girl Skateboard film ‘Yeah Right’. The snow skate worked a treat and added something new to classic idea. Even had the pleasure of working on the music with Caleb Kylande + Alex Crotty. Vive la SnowSkate!
P.S Sorry about the EpicTV advert! They supported the festival by donating €3500 to the winning teams and local charities.
Film & Edit | Stewart Monk | www.reelfunmedia.com
Additional Filmers | Rohan Anderson | Tommy Bowers | Neil Sharp
Filmed with a Canon 5D MKIII & edited in Final Cut Pro.