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Gothics Film Shoot: Pillow Lines, Back Flips and Corked 540's

Posted by Mark Piquette on Feb 2, 2010 10:30:00 AM

Day two saw a continuation of day 1...clouds and snow.  We knocked off some shooting around the lodge and helicopters while we waited for the light to improve. It was pretty interesting to watch Chris Patterson the Director of Photography use the steady cam to track Andy walking out to the helicopter.

Once the light came up it was time to load up and head back out.  The 407 with the cineflex flew out with us and filmed the was cool to look out the front and see the 407 flying in front of us with the cineflex pointing back toward us.  It is going to look really great on a 40 foot screen. 

We found some good pillow lines for the skiers to hit...most of the lines have never been skied before according to Claude and Big Geoff.  We shot Andy skiing a great series of pillows with the cineflex...he just danced off 5 or 6 pillows and made it look easy!

Back into the trees for some good tree skiing footage the rest of the day. A back flip from Jonny and a corked 540 from  Andy were pretty cool. Sun is forecasted for maybe Wednesday and looking good for Thursday, Friday.

Check out quick video below for highlights of the day.


Topics: ski film, Gothics Lodge, Warren Miller