Another day here in Whistler and another packed house at the Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival, this time to take in the first ever Intersection video contest.
Seven film crews were given one full week to create a five minute video on and around Whistler Blackcomb. In contrast to the full creative freedoms afforded by the 72 hr Filmmaker Showdown, Intersection focuses on the shredding that this area is so famous for. In addition, each company was required to have both skiers and snowboarders sharing the glory. The result? Some mind blowing edits that took full advantage of the unbelievable snow pack and pristine park setups here, and more closely resembled mid winter productions, even as the calendar inches ever closer to May.
Making the finals were local staples Videograss and New Life, Montana’s Toy Soldier Productions – with a solid performance from Ontario’s own Sandy Boville – along with another impressive entry from the boys over at Dendrite studios. But in a contest that prioritized the fun side of the sport, one crew seemed purpose built for last nights action and in the end Voleurz emerged victorious, putting $15,000 in their pockets.
Next up is the big show – the Olympus Pro Photographer Showdown presented by SBC SKIER and Snowboard Canada. If you didn’t get your tickets weeks ago you’re likely out of luck for one of the most sought after events of the week. But never fear, we’ll have a full wrap up after the event right here on SBCSKIER.com