Off Piste: Valhalla

Sweetgrass Productions' feature length ski film uses a philosophical narrative and stunning cinematography to tell a tale of finding freedom

A story above all else, “Valhalla” tells of one man’s search for freedom—in life and on two planks. Unconventional in their approach to ski and snowboard filmmaking, Sweetgrass Productions created the feature-length film with a deeply philosophical narrative and stunning cinematography to capture the imagination of the viewer—whether they be a skier, snowboarder or someone who’s never known the feeling of sliding down a snow-covered …

Rhino Rig

A modular, shoulder-mounted system for mobile filming

As filmmaking becomes more accessible, the need for equally accessible and mobile professional quality equipment is evident. While there are shooting systems available, few seem as comprehensive and innovative as the Rhino Rig, a modular system launched via Kickstarter just a day ago—which was fully funded in the first 11 hours—by Washington state-based Rhino Camera Gear. Designed to make filmmaking with DSLRs and professional cinema …

Lightning In The Hand

NYC-based filmmaker Joey Grossfield turns to Kickstarter to fund his indie Western film

“It is American mythology—Westerns are our Greek mythology,” says Joey Grossfield, director, writer and producer of “Lighting In The Hand,” an independent film currently seeking financing on Kickstarter. Taking a turn in a different direction than that of his previous work self-producing short films based in NYC, the multidisciplinary filmmaker has turned to the crowd-funding site to help bring his latest project to fruition. Driven …