08/10/2013 | by Mike Brindley
We never cease to be amazed by the sheer number of ridiculously creative people involved in snowboarding. Something about the sport and the lifestyle around it seems to attract talented types.
Take for example, all the filmers who are pushing the boat out in terms of technique. We’re not just talking about the likes of Curt Morgan, who, with his helicopters (remote controlled and real) has probably done more to change the way snowboarding is filmed than anyone else.
There’s also people like Richard Prendigast, who made Matrix-style bullet-time possible on a budget back in 2010, or fellow Brit Tom Elliot and his Isenseven crew, whose intros are often as amazing as the parts themselves.
Like the very best music video directors, these guys are changing not just the way snowboarding is documented, but also having an influence on the wider world of film beyond the boundaries of our sport.
As proud as we are though, at Whitelines HQ we sit next to editors of other action sports mags and websites. And every now and then, we come across a video that’s so well shot, or has a concept that’s so insane, that it kinda makes us wish that a snowboarder had thought of it first.
Here are 5 of the best. Even if we’re not particular fans of the sport involved (and we’re definitely not in some cases) these videos are so good we simply have to take our (wooly) hats off to them.
Follow the page breaks for our countdown of next level filming.