What a wonderful winter to live here in the Wasatch Mountains! We’ve enjoyed exceptional snow since the start of the season, and we look forward to a couple more great months before winter bows its head and passes on the torch to the next season. Photos by Laurie & Chris Morgan
Love me some slow motion powder skiing!!! This is a quick edit of some of the shots we got of Kaylin Richardson while filming Shannon Bahrke and Kaylin at Deer Valley Resort in early January.
Let the snow fall and the content flow! The above videos are: A) Opening Day at Snowbasin Resort, B) shots at sunrise at the top of Snowbasin on Opening Day, C) a Mountain Collective ad featuring Kalen Thorien on the Grizzly downhill that we shot late last season, and D) a short theater advertisement featuring Alexandra Pallas that will be playing in local theaters. Pray for Snow!
Praying for Snow? Me, too. To whet your appetite for all things winter, here's a short demo reel of shots of skiing (and one boarder) taken over the past couple seasons along the Wasatch Front.
Yep, even though it doesn't at all look like winter outside, it's that time of year to start dreaming. Here's a video I created for Solitude Resort to promote the resort, the IKON Pass, and the upcoming 2018-19 winter season. Pray for Snow!
This past winter I was lucky enough to be asked to shoot content for this inspiring video (thanks you Claire at Eclectic Brew in Park City!). Jamie Crane Mauzy was a successful professional slopestyle skier when she suffered a life changing injury at a competition in Vancouver in 2014. Jamie's enthusiasm and zest for life really show through in the video as she persevered from clinging on to life to being back on the slopes. It was a pleasure meeting Jamie and being asked to shoot her skiing segments for the video at PCMR. The video was created for the National Ability Center to promote their organization and all they do to help people like Jamie live active and healthy lives.
Congratulations to Dave Trevino, Kyle Walcott, James Cawley, and Tim Jones for participating in this year's Ski City Shootout hosted by Visit Salt Lake. It was a fun opportunity to meet these creative filmmakers, as well as be given the task of creating the supporting video intros and graphics for the evening's event.
I've been working on a lot of different projects lately, but there's a great satisfaction in shooting, editing, and releasing a video all in the same say. These three videos were created that way without weeks or months of editing, tweaking, second guessing, and waiting for the right time to release the product to the world. Enjoy and pray for more snow!
It's that time of your again, and for three days the slopes above Snow Park Lodge at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah come alive with non-stop action as the world's best freestyle skiers compete for a World Cup win, as well as a spot on their Olympic teams. What a fun time! This is a short video shot on the first day and then edited and released the next day to promote the event on social media. The difficult part was wading through the ton of terrific footage I shot of the amazing athletes, fans, staff, and volunteers.
I recently created this video for Snowbasin Resort to highlight the activities and good times to be had on the mountain all year long. I'm lucky to ski at a lot of different ski areas here in the Wasatch, and I'm especially lucky to have this ski area so close to where I live in Ogden. Let's just hope it starts snowing even more in the coming weeks, so we can enjoy some amazing powder days before we start dreaming of all the fun summer activities ahead of us.
Winter has been slow to get here to Northern Utah, but in the meantime we've been keeping busy completing videos not featuring skiers carving, crushing, or punching through soft slopes of snowy goodness.
This was a fun project to work on. First, the staff and students at Ogden's St Joseph Catholic High School were nothing but professional and a joy to work with. Second, the concept, execution, and delivery of this video happened fast and came out exactly how we had envisioned it. Finally, everyone who watches the video has the same reaction -- "I'd go to school there!"...and that's exactly the reaction we were hoping for.
The countdown to the 2017-18 ski season seems to be speeding up as we find ourselves well into November and looking forward to all our ski areas being open in the next month. Last season I was fortunate enough to work with the Deer Valley Resort Ski School to produce a four video series highlighting their different ski programs for kids. We shot the footage last season, edited over the summer, and now Deer Valley Resort is releasing the videos prior to its opening day on December 2nd. Time to inventory your gear, get out the skis, wax 'em up, and start praying for snow!
What would inspire a person to precariously balance themselves and walk across a long piece of webbing spanning hundreds of feet above gorges, waterfalls, and tall towers? In this short video we briefly explore the motivations behind two avid highliners, Anthony and Corbin, as they practice their sport in Kenton Park, Portland, Oregon. Anthony & Corbin are on Instagram at @robslacks and @chundafalls.
While there's a certain calming beauty to the drizzle of Portland, the gray skies make me yearn for the warm days of summer. A couple months ago, I was lucky enough to meet the wonderful Grenney Family as we shot a short video to promote summer activities at Deer Valley Resort. I forgot to post the video when the weather was more appropriate, but I thought it'd be nice to post it now before we totally make the mental transition to Fall activities and dreaming of powder turns.