_ dir. Curt Morgan, 2011
The story of how this film came into the Dog’s paws is kind of amusing. Perusing through the videos at a surf shop in Rhode Island, only to find most of the offerings already in the Stranded Collection, the question was asked to the two girls working behind the counter. “Any of these films you recommend?” “The Art of Flight… even if you don’t snowboard it is just an awesome movie to watch.” Done add it to the collection.
The “Art of Flight” is the latest full length film from Brain Farm Digital Cinema in collaboration with Red Bull Media. With travel through Alaska, Chile, Canada and other powder rich locations this film follows athletes as they tackle rocky lines, avalanches and quick changing weather. The outcome is an awe inspiring journey with beautiful cinematography, stunning time-lapses and some of the best snowboarding in the world. Showing both the best of the sport, with new lines and huge airs, and the worst, with broken bones and blood, “Art of Flight” gives a deeper look into the life of a professional snowboarder from the down time between trips to the discovery of un-ridden lines deep in the mountains.
This down time where you see the riders shooting propane tanks, cutting down trees and throwing axes is the least favorable part of the whole movie. On the plus side that is also the shortest part of the film. The lines drawn, the camera work and the slow-motion take your mid off that very quick. So all in all as a first snowboard film reviewed on the website I only have on thing to say. “ The Art of Flight…. Worth checking out!”
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