Our UPEI TV ads are running now on CBC stations across the region. This video is a compilation of all four, but you can see them individually on the YouTube playlist.
I think I’d heard of The Art of Flight a while ago, but never really thought much of it. I’m not exactly the target market for snowboard films, but the footage I saw from it was incredible. So, when I saw it pop up on Netflix a couple of weeks ago, I thought I’d give it a try.
Netflix had two items: The Art of Flight, and The Art of Flight: The Series. I started with The Series (which offers a behind the scenes look at the making of the film), because watching something in 25 minute increments is a little more manageable these days.
I was blown away. The scale of the production was unbelievable, and some of the footage the filmmakers were capturing was unlike anything I’d seen before.
After finishing the short TV series, I watched the 80-minute movie. Even more incredible.
The film is, essentially, snowboard porn. There’s not much in terms of structure, which is how these “documentaries” normally go, but it is interesting to see people who are the best at what they do pushing themselves to their limits.
If you’re interested in filmmaking at all, check out The Art of Flight. Also, if you can, watch The Series before hand. It’s really neat to see how the film looks after knowing everything they went through to get it done.
Dave and Ty went busking for Movember bucks last week. Though I’m not growing a ‘stache for Movember this year, I went along with them to film their escapades.
The video was shot on my iPhone 5, and cut and posted to Vimeo with Final Cut Pro X. Though FCPX did a better job at handling the video from the iPhone than FCP7 would have, getting around the interface takes some getting used to (which I have not).
My friend and co-worker Dave Atkinson has been selling original songs (a.k.a. MOriginal Love Songs) in exchange for Movember donations this month. Rather than an original song, I requested a cover for my donation. Check it out (explanation first, song beings at 1:10).
As mentioned, the original song comes from a bizarro episode of Star Trek in which Spock is forced to sing Bitter Dregs. Here’s that clip.
Interested in your own MOriginal Love Song? Follow @davyay on Twitter and wait for him to announce the next round next Friday morning.