Monday, February 26, 2007

Riding the Wave...

I came home from a an epic powder day on Whistler Mountain yesterday to a message from Todd saying that TRL had won"best overall"at National Paddling Film Festival. I honestly could not have been any more stoked! I gotta say right off that I owe a lot to a number of people. While I have been the "producer" for all the TRL film and one of the main guys behind the camera, many of the shots in the BC Summer 06 came from Shane's expert work behind the camera. Huge props out to Matt Maddaloni who rigged the zip line that we filmed from. This guys skillz are beyond words. Thanks to the entire Northwest crew who rallied for all the missions. Can't think of a better crew to be paddling the shit in BC with. Also on a motivational note...two years ago Daniel DeLaVernge encouraged me to pursue filmaking based on my shoty early work. I'm not sure if he was serious or not, but his picture sits in front on me when I'm cranking away on my G5. Thanks for the push Daniel.

So now onto the eye candy. I have to say that my favorite clip in this entire film is Andrew Oberhardt absolutely stomping out the 60 footer on Skookum. Look closely at the first shot in that section...perfect line.






BC Summer 2006 on Vimeo


I have added this video plus some other recent creations to the sidebar for your viewing pleasures. Thanks for all the support everyone!

16 comments:

Rob said...

nice vid!!!!!
who is in the soundtrack???kick butt music!!!!!

Topher said...

Hey TRL !!!
I gots one question......WHEN DO WE GET TO SEE MR. ROBINSON PERFORM HIS ROPE WALKING SKILLS? Or alteast his rope training (like in the ninja video you linked a few months ago)?

JK, so glad to keep my eye on your blog, EVERYDAY!!! Thanks! -TS

Anonymous said...

Where are the playboating and Swollen Members songs? Didn't anyone tell these guys that you can't make a kayak video without those two crucial ingredients? I mean come on: Lefty Pan Am on Buseater > Cheezy zip line shots of endangered rivers.

On a more serious note, that is some of the best paddling footy AND editing that I have seen in a while. TRL managed to point the camera away from the river and catch some interesting lifestyle shots. Also, kudos on the minimal gnar/bro/huck/sick quotient, I was starting to think you needed a partial frontal lobotomy to speak in a paddling film.

MC in ID

mrcraw said...

Again TRL motivates, and that's what impresses me.

Stellar.

MattC

B-rock said...

nice work!

Is box running this weekend cause i am comin up fri night. Box at 8 am and Blackcomb by noon would be an ideal BC day.

Anonymous said...

That video is awesome!! Nice work Bryan. Really does a good job at conveying how valuable and special of a place SW BC is. Especially the Ashlu.

-lane

Bryan Smith said...

Thanks for all the props. It is one thing to produce a cool video, but it means loads to hear these sorts of comments.

The next film is 45 minutes of right blunts at Skooks to Swollen Members don't worry MC.

The Box will be in prime shape this Spring and again in the late Summer, so if the footy motivated you... Come visit! It will be the last season the Box is free flowing.

Anonymous said...

That was a totally awesome job. One of the best kayaking vids I have seen. Loved the overhead, zipline shots.

Keep up the great work.
Bob North

Anonymous said...

real nice work there boys. i would love to who plays the music as the credits are to blurry to readQ!

Todd Gillman said...

Muzack:

track 1 is RJD2 "Good Times Roll Pt. 2" from the Dead Ringer record.

track 2 is Sharpshooters "Pork Pie Stride" from Home Cookin' (from '93!)

track 3 is JLive "Satisfied (Dub)" from All of the Above.

track 4 is Bonobo "Change Down" from the Dial M for Monkey record.

Boilerblues said...

Love the videos, you guys put out some great footage. Especially the Ashlu, makes me want to run it (and really sad what's happening to it). Some day all this will be restored to what it was really meant to be....

And now I wait patiently for TRL in HD.....

Bryan said...

I said it before and I will say it again...Great images (moving or still) leave you wanting more. And I look forward to the next TRL production. Congrats on a truly unique and meaningful piece of work! Life is about making a difference and I think you do.
-Bryan
www.bryankelsencom

Anonymous said...

I think what you guys are doing is great..but I am worried that you may endanger salmon when removing natuarlly fallen trees from rivers such as the one on Skookum Creek.

Save Our Wild Salmon

Anonymous said...

Hear you loud and clear on the fish habitat. I might be wrong, but I think in this case, wild salmon may be more impacted by the Mamquam hydro project (http://www.bchydro.com/images/rx_images/info/body33204.jpg)
and the 60-foot vertical waterfall downstream.

Doug said...

Wow, I've watched a lot of kayaking videos but I've never seen anything like the overhead zip line shots in this video. Phenominal camera work!

Anonymous said...

Is this the same Todd Gillman from Fort Carson Colo in 85-88?
Thanks
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