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A Fearless Freak Production

January 31, 2012 in Video's

A Fearless Freak Production met up with our friend Cal Thomson who runs Fearless Freak Production and wanted to share his awesome Ski edit with everyone.


Cal Thomson’s Blog -

I have gotten to a point in my film-making career that I can confidently produce many different types of videos. I can shoot, edit and distribute promo and short films. The only problem now seems to be content. Original short films are great but to avoid being type casted as a one trick pony I wanted to try something new.

I contacted Simon Bellamy from The University of Manchester’s Ski and Snowboard Society (SKUM)

asking if I could come along to a freestyle session one day. He happily invited me along to a small competition being held at :

‘The Chill Factore’ in North Manchester

I shot the video in a few hours using a few different pieces of kit.

Camera: Canon 550D 720p 50fps
Lenses: 18-200mm 3.5/5.6 50mm 1.8
Stabiliser: Glidecam HD1000

The Glidecam HD1000 is an amazing piece of kit and is what makes the camera look as though its ‘floating’. It does however take some practice to get good at it so be prepared to put the hours in, below is a blog post which goes into more detail about the glidecam.

To create the epic slow motion effects I used a plug-in called ‘Twixtor’. Twixtor has the ability to slow footage down to 5% if not lower than the original footage. Twixtor then blends the frames to create a smooth slow motion effect. I did however shoot this video in 50fps to help twixtor out. I feel if its used in moderation it can really enhance a video so don’t go mad with it.

Just type in twixtor into youtube and you’ll find hundreds of examples of the software.

The music was created by an upcoming dubstep DJ called ‘Zomboy’. I contacted his management and said I would be interested in using his latest track ‘Organ Donor’ and would they oblige. They happily agreed for me to use the video as long as they got to see it first. This is my first large collaboration with another artist so hopefully it works out for the best for both of us.

Check out his awesome music on his facebook page:

Overall I would like to thank SKUM, Manchester’s Chill Factore, Zomboy and all the featured riders for their amazing skills.
You Can follow call on Twitter at: @_FearlessFreak
You Can follow SkiAndBoarding on Twitter at: @SkiAndBoarding

Short Documentary Video on James ‘Woodsy’ Woods

May 11, 2011 in Video's

Short Documentary Video on James ‘Woodsy’ Woods – Ski And Boarding where proud to work closely with James ‘Woodsy’ Woods (@JamesWoodsy – Twitter) who is one of the UK’s best freestyle skiers and created a short documentary covering him at the London Ski and Snowboard show at Olympia along with the Relentless Energy Drink Freeze Festival in 2010/2011.

Special thanks to James ‘Woodsy’ Woods and Pat Sharples from Salomon. Music Composed by Sergio Barroso. Animation by Michael Crawford. Directed, edited and produced by Ben Wattenbach and the SkiAndBoarding Team. Short Documentary Video on James ‘Woodsy’ Woods – Ski And Boarding – A short documentary on GB’s best freestyle skier James ‘Woodsy’ Woods, created by Ben Wattenbach & Watch Woodsy at the London Ski Show at London Olympia and the Relentless Freeze Festival during 2010. Special thanks to James ‘Woodsy’ Woods and Pat Sharples.

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Make sure you follow SkiAndBoarding (@SkiAndBoarding) and James ‘Woodsy’ Woods (@JamesWoodsy) on Twitter

Share the love for the slopes and for one of our top skiers!


The SkiAndBoarding team….

Take the Lake Triple Jump Line Competition

March 19, 2011 in Media, Uncategorized, Video's, Weekly Update

Alpine Meadows is gearing up for our 2nd annual Take the Lake Triple Jump Line Competition – the Lake Tahoe area’s richest jump line competition with $15K on the line for the top professional or amateur riders and skiers who throw down biggest over the 40-, 60- and 80-foot jumps in Alpine’s Shreadows Terrain Park, March 18-20.

We are also producing a live webcast of the final day of competition – Sunday, March 20 from 11:50 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) – which we’re making available FREE to any online media outlets/blogs that would like to host the stream.


Live webcast of Take the Lake Triple Jump Line Competition at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort

The finals schedule for Sunday, March 20 is as follows (conditions permitting):
(All times are Pacific Daylight Time)
· 11 a.m. – noon: Practice, Ski Finals competitors
· 11:50 a.m.: Live webcast begins
· Noon – 1 p.m.: Ski Finals (best of 2 runs)
· 1 – 2 p.m.: Practice, Snowboard Finals competitors
· 2 – 3 p.m.: Snowboard Finals (best of 2 runs)
· 3 p.m.: Live webcast ends

* For snowboard-specific or ski-specific outlets that don’t wish to highlight the other sport, feel free to only stream the webcast live during the specific time frame of the sport you are interested in. And we will produce and make available snowboard-specific and ski-specific highlight edits after the event has finished.

All we’re asking, in return for the free content, is that you make an effort to promote your hosting of the Take the Lake live webcast via your own social media, email and other promotional outlets.

Feel free to link to our social media accounts in doing so if you’d like:
· Alpine Meadows Facebook Page:
· Alpine Meadows Twitter Profile:
· Take the Lake Twitter Hash Tag: #takethelake
· Take the Lake web page:
· Take the Lake live stream on

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Another sweet Nike 6.0 Video – crew riding the Hoff!

March 7, 2011 in Video's

Ladies and Gentlemen Skiers and Snowboarders from across the Globe here is another fantastically cool little video that we wanted to share with you. When we found this baby thanks to Jamie Nicholls over on his site we knew it had to be spread further to make sure it reached everyone it could!

A little message from Jamie’s Site….Skiers and Snowboarders from across the Globe here is another fantastically cool little video that we wanted to share with you. When we found this baby thanks to Jamie Nicholls over on his site we knew it had to be spread further to make sure it reached everyone it could!

Hey… Here is a cool edit put together by Will Nangle! Check out this edit from Mayrhofen Penkan park with myself, Halldor Helgason, Ethan Morgan and Sage Kotsenburg! Enjoy

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Girls can shred too! Skiing and Snowboarding Video

December 29, 2010 in Video's

Girls can shred too! Skiing and Snowboarding Video

Follow around pro skiers & best friends Grete Eliassen and Meg Olenick as they rip through the park preparing for the Winter Dew Tour Slopestyle. Never a dull moment with these ladies. Follow their season at!

Busy Body – Ki:Theory
Free Download:

Human Ram – Battlehooch

Filmed on a GoPro® Helmet HERO™ Wide Camera

See More of the Girls at

- Hello World – Official Teaser 2011

October 2, 2010 in Video's

- Hello World – Official Teaser 2011

found and brought to you by SkiAndBoarding!

Especially love how the start of the video looks like an advert for a Beer commercial. Enjoy – Comment – Share

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From SnowboarderMag -

Here’s the teaser for Alterna Films’ upcoming movie “Hello World”. Some of the highlights include a visit to the “war torn streets of Bosnia, Herzogivna as well as shredding the pow of the Middle East.” The line up includes: Benji Ritchie, Mikey Rencz, Jesmond Dubeau, Wiley Tesseo, Devun Walsh, Chris Dufficy, Dave Short, Eero Niemala, Tadej Valentan, Chris Rasman, J.F. Fortin, Marius Otterstad, Vera Janssen, Craig Beaulieu, and Gaetan Chanut.

- TTR Burton European Open 2011 – Trailer

October 2, 2010 in Video's

A Video found on the web and brought to you by SkiAndBoarding.

Now that snow is covering the mountain peaks and temperatures are dropping, Burton Snowboards and host resort LAAX are gearing up for the 12th annual Burton European Open (BEO), taking place from January 8– 15,2011.
Over the years, the BEO has grown into Europe’s biggest on-snow event, showcasing the crème de la crème of international snowboarding and contributing to the progression of the sport with innovative slopestyle courses and a perfect superpipe. The BEO is also the premier breakthrough competition for upcoming riders, who often kick-start their snowboarding careers after excellent results in LAAX.

Snowboarders like Olympian Peetu Piiroinen (FIN) and Enni Rukajärvi (FIN) got their start at the BEO where top results gained them international attention in the early days of their careers.

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The BEO is the second event of the 2010/2011 Burton Global Open Series and a 6Star TTR event where more than 400 riders — women, men and kids — have the chance to compete for prestigious titles, a piece of the $125,000 USD prize purse and key ranking points for both the TTR as well as the BGOS.
Mark the date in your calendar now, and make sure you join us in LAAX to witness one of snowboarding’s finest events.

Nike 6.0 – Is it a Kicker or is it and Igloo?

September 11, 2010 in Video's

Check out this awesome video, crazy tricks pulled as they take of and land on an Igloo! Sleeps 12 people in a 15m squared room at minus 10 degrees. Live in the Kicker. Snowboarders and Skiers alike dream of waking up on the slopes so there really is no better way, Build an Igloo that takes 3 days, sleep in it and ride off it. Perfect.

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TTR MALL SPORT South America Rookie Fest 2010

August 26, 2010 in Video's

TTR South America Rookie Fest 2010!

After a Horrible few days of bad weather the Rookie’s finally managed to get on the Mountain and stomp some tricks down at the MALL SPORT South America Rookie Fest 2010! This Video shows you some key trick makers who will be the ones to watch over the coming few season, these guys are sick!

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TTR Dew Hut Jam 2010 Wrap Up Part 2

August 26, 2010 in Video's

TTR Dew Hut Jam 2010 Wrap Up Part 2! Brilliant little video that includes some massive jumps, tricks and drops! A must watch and if you enjoy this definitely check out Part 1.

Incredible and even more in depth than Part 1 and probably packing twice the emotition from these brilliant riders and their feeling about snowboarding and the competition :P

Enjoy – Comment – UPLOAD your own!

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