ROSSIGNOL, Rip Curl
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Our Judges say:
Cracking little ski film with fabulous photography. Not mystic in any way, shape or form, but great foley soundtrack.
Paul Hodgson Music Judge
Striking drone footage of mountain skiing
Big mountain backcountry skiing captured on FPV.
Natural mystic, an original concept that sees Sam Favret's mind-blowing performance filmed entirely by drone. Come aboard for three minutes of thundering skiing through the Aiguilles Rouges of Chamonix, no gimmicks or tricks and no music. Instead, the sound of the elements takes pride of place for full immersion into the tracks of this local Chamonix rider. This year, the challenge was to make the film as pure as possible. We filmed exclusively with drone, sometimes with 2 drones simultaneously, to work on a permanent aerial point of view. It puts us in the eye of a bird that flies over every run of Sam. The other will, was to use only ski sounds, no music, to stay close to the action, to give it that immersive side to the film. A real search for the high and contemplative moment.