Refraction is a cinematic piece Directed by James Taylor with the viewing experience a main focal point between the elements and snowboarding. It’s not a traditional ‘do all your best tricks’ video, it’s more about the viewing experience itself as James breaks the production side of things down below;
Refraction is a cinematic piece Directed by James Taylor with the viewing experience a main focal point between the elements and snowboarding
“The opportunity was an exciting challenge for me to be in the mountains and take on the project as a directive in my first professional snowboard film. My experience so far has come in the form of fashion films and automobile commercials, which definitely provided me with some transferable skills and processes, however, this filming posed a lot of new challenges and having to work at the mercy of the elements was a fun experience.
My experience in film has come from a narrative point of view, where the story and lighting are the dominant factors. I like to see myself as a cinematographer, where each shot is carefully composed before being taken, meaning the shooting process is creatively organic.