The Outside Adventure Film School, in conjunction
BOULDER, CO (October 15, 2012) - Imagine the beautiful landscape and epic terrain of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort combined with the knowledge and expertise of the Outside Adventure Film School. From December 16th to 22nd, 2012, students and instructors alike will gather in Jackson, Wyoming to experience skiing, backcountry training, filming and editing.
Over the course of the week students will gain the knowledge and confidence to shoot in extreme conditions, edit their own films, and navigate their way through the documentary film industry.
“Forget being stuck in a classroom all day, learning on location is far superior...from start to finish I was never disappointed. The school has engineered a winning formula with amazing, exotic locations in addition to knowledgeable and enthusiastic instructors. I’m a more confident filmmaker thanks to Adventure Film School,” says film school graduate, Alex Williams, of the Adventure Film School’s unique hands-on approach.
All attendees will devote their week to shooting in world-class ski terrain and editing their own short adventure film, which they will present during the Student Film Festival, open to the public at the Pink Garter Theater, on the final night of the school. All films will also be entered into the Wyoming Film Office’s Shorts Contest that boasts a $25,000 first prize.
According to Michael Brown, Outside Film School Director and world-renowned adventure filmmaker, “The films are a valuable edition to the reel of any aspiring filmmaker, and the relationships formed during the school often facilitate collaborations among students that last for years to come.” Thanks to the invaluable skills learned, many of the films created have been accepted into prestigious film festivals (i.e. Banff Mountain Film Festival and Telluride Mountain Film Festival) and have inspired students to start production companies of their own and are now making a living in the field.
The Outside Adventure Film School in Jackson Hole is presented by the award-winning production company, Serac Adventure Films of Boulder, Colorado. Their work includes such films as Farther Than the Eye Can See (2003), Light of the Himalaya (2006), and most recently High Ground (2012 - www.highgroundmovie.com). With a team of passionate instructors, their founder and leader is three-time Emmy winning director and five-time Everest summiter, Michael Brown. Often considered the best in the industry, the instructors deliver the perfect balance of personal instruction and do-it-yourself guidance. Michael is also on the Advisory Committees for Banff Mountain Film Festival and Telluride Mountain Film Festival.
Among the schools’ guest instructors are Jackson’s own Dirk Collins, a co-founder of Teton Gravity Research, and Rex Pemberton, a cinematographer, avid adventurer, and the youngest Australian to ever summit Mount Everest. Also in Jackson for the week is Rex’s wife, Melissa Pemberton, an accomplished aerobatic stunt pilot.
The school is open to skiers and filmmakers of all abilities, beginner to expert, and is now accepting applications: http://www.adventurefilmschool.com/jackson_hole_2012/