Category: Unlimited Adventure
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Presented in partnership with the Outside Adventure Film School.
Sponsored in part by the Antlers at Vail, GoPro Mountain Games, Kessler, Vail Valley Foundation, Town of Vail Public Library, Eddie Bauer, Fishpeople of the Pacific Northwest, Gerber Gear, JayBird, LED Lensor, Noosa, Osprey, and Think Tank Photo.
Capturing kayakers as they cascade down Homestake Creek near Red Cliff, or showcasing the difficult routes and finger strength of the world’s best rock climbers as they ascend a bouldering wall in front of thousands of people is not a small achievement. Bringing the adrenaline of action sports to viewers on the couch at home has turned into a lucrative industry, for those that can do it well.
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Renowned outdoor adventure cinematographer Michael Brown is considered a pioneer of the industry, and has earned more than 30 international film festival awards and three Emmys. Brown will share clips from his videos and speak about the struggle, character, commitment and dangers of creating these mystifying videos from earth’s most inaccessible places.
Today, the craft so keenly mastered by Brown is being taken up by younger generations.
Students from the Outside Adventure Film School are tasked with creating a video that tells the story of the GoPro games … and they only have 10 days to find the story, film it and edit it into a three to six minute-segment. At this program, following Brown’s address, the students will showcase their films, telling the story of the trials and tribulations they faced in the short time they had to put the films together.
About Michael Brown
The celebrated director of more than 30 films, Michael Brown is a pioneer of adventure filmmaking and has garnered more than 30 international film festival and industry awards, including three Emmys. He founded Serac Adventure Films in 1992.
Michael’s direction has taken him to the summit of Mt. Everest four times, once while shooting and directing Farther Than the Eye Can See, about blind climber, Erik Weihenmayer’s historic ascent; completing first kayak descents of wild rivers in Bhutan, Chile and elsewhere; and bagging summits on all seven continents.
His love of human interest stories and earth science has led him to production work for National Geographic Television, NBC, CBS, ABC, ESPN, the BBC, and the Discovery Channel.
About the Outside Adventure Film School
The Outside Adventure Film School was founded in 2007 by world-renowned adventure filmmaker & five-time Everest summiteer Michael Brown. After 20 years in the film business, Michael has taken the very skills that have garnered him over 50 film festival awards including multiple Emmy® awards and turned them into an elevated platform of mentorship for eager filmmakers.
Whether trekking the Inca Trail, climbing alpine peaks, or working with athletes at events, participants will work with award winning filmmakers to gain real-world experience planning, shooting, and editing their own adventure film. The Outside Adventure Film School is the ultimate hands-on filmmaking experience.