Sweetgrass Delivers – Afterglow

Post by WildSnow.com blogger | October 20, 2014      

AFTERGLOW – Full Film by Sweetgrass Productions from Sweetgrass Productions on Vimeo.

Check out the latest work from Sweetgrass Productions, a surreal night segment shot in various locales last winter. Incredible. Now I want to go powder skiing! (Luckily it’s snowing this week in the Cascades, powder next weekend?)



11 Responses to “Sweetgrass Delivers – Afterglow”

  1. Lisa Dawson October 20th, 2014 5:39 pm

    Nice job filming, Nick W. and crew. Makes me want to go powder skiing too!

  2. byates1 October 20th, 2014 9:24 pm

    cool to watch! inventive ways to display the same thing are getting harder and harder to re-invent.

    i went skiing today, cool!

  3. Bob Shattuck October 20th, 2014 10:26 pm

    . . . and aside from the obvious, great sound-track.

  4. ptor October 21st, 2014 1:19 am

    Flippingly amazingly beautifully stunningly awesome! Beyond all the production challenges, skiing in those light conditions must have been really challenging too but was executed super well…especially compared to an earlier attempt at a snowboard lightsuit guy a few years ago where the night performance was rather stuttered.

  5. Lou Dawson 2 October 21st, 2014 6:16 am

    Agree with Ptor, quite a work of art. I like the prose poem as well. Interesting the way Sweetgrass bounces from full-on story telling (Valhalla) to what screens like an art festival cut. Some of this stuff gets too bombastic and overly serious, this dances on the edge of that sword a bit but it passes. Would be interesting to see the writer and director inject some humor in there to compensate for the sometimes overwrought presentation. I’d like to see more variation in camera speed, with more real-time to give perspective to the slowmo. But when you have a high speed camera that can do this kind of slowmo, the temptation to use it must be hard to resist. Whatever, it made me want to ski. Thanks Nick and all!

  6. Nick Truax October 21st, 2014 9:13 am

    SO very cool. Thanks for sharing! (Yeah the narrative could be a bit less, uh, heavy but the shots are just too visually striking for it to really matter)

  7. JCoates October 21st, 2014 6:33 pm

    I’m looking forward to the upcoming movie with/about Ptor–I think I even ranted about this last year that I thought there were not enough ski movies about real ski mountaineering. Ptor, will you be doing any promotional stuff in Europe for the movie in Europe outside of France (Germany or Switzerland)?

    The best ski movie I saw this year (so far) was a snow boarding movie–Jeremy Jones’/TGR’ “Higher”. I hope the trend to capturing more technical ski mountaineering on film continues. Right now Bjarne Salen and Sébastien Montaz-Rosset (his movie last year-“Downside Up, T’es pas bien la?”- was amazing) are really leading the charge and I hope the trend towards showing ski mountaineering vs. good skiers skiing powder continues

  8. Charlie Hagedorn October 21st, 2014 11:48 pm

    As always with Sweetgrass, the making-of film is as interesting as the film itself… follow sublink from here (can’t find a direct link) : http://www.ambilight.philips.com/en_UK/film

  9. ptor October 22nd, 2014 4:01 am

    Hey JCoates,
    There will be showings in Europe outside of France eventually. Those will be probably organized in the near future and should be on Bjarne’s/Endlessflow Facebook and website. Right now the World Premiere is in Banff on Nov 5 followed by Revelstoke Nov10, Vancouver Nov 13 and Whistler Nov 15.

  10. Lou Dawson 2 October 22nd, 2014 5:16 am

    Guys, in case you overlooked, our review of Ptor’s film:


  11. JCoates October 22nd, 2014 12:38 pm

    Thanks Ptor. Good luck with the opening and I’ll watch the web-site.

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