We use TubeMogul.com

Thanks to a recommendation from Gary Vaynerchuk, the author of ‘Crush It!’ and founder of Wine Time TV, one of the first and most successful video blogs on the internet, we are now distributing our videos on www.TubeMogul.com TubeMogul.com allows you to distribute your content via various online channels, taking the leg work out of [...]

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Snowboard In Japan DVD cover

We have a rough design of our Snowboard In Japan DVD cover: Click on the cover to see a larger version of this picture:

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Snowboard In Japan – Furano 2010 – The Movie Trailer

Howdy Snow Fans, Well we have been hard at work reviewing and tagging all the footage we shot for our Snowboard In Japan documentary in Furano 2010. As you can probably imagine, this is a very time-consuming process.  Deciding what is quality, and what won’t make it past the cutting room floor is both a [...]

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New videos from our documentary

We have completed some rough editing for some of our interviewees.  These will be enhanced further when the final DVD is released. Djan from Rhythm Skis & Snowboards Furano Mari san from the Furano Ski Host program Kojima San from Kojima Academy, Pension Snoflake Furano, Cafe Tirol and Tirol Lamb BBQ Check back soon – [...]

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Days 6-10

Friday 5/2 was a rest day for us after a couple of very active days. We caught up on some sleep, had a late lunch and then an onsen. For dinner we jumped on the local bus and headed to Okonomiake Senja – a sensational restaurant run by a husband and wife team. Around the [...]

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Our first day on the mountain

G’day snow fans, well we finally arrived in Furano yesterday afternoon after 3 days with next to no sleep.  There was a small hiccup the night before our flights, and we received a text message from our airline at 1:00am stating that our 7:40am flight to the Gold Coast was cancelled.  We had to call the [...]

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Furano update

We’re getting very close to our departure date for this years trip to Furano.  This week has been a whirlwind of activity including finalising and paying for our internal flights from Tokyo to Sapporo, exchanging some AUS$ for Yen, filming some more footage for the DVD and website, organising and creating an inventory for all [...]

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King of the Mountain

Each day we shoot footage of snowboarders in action at Furano we will be awarding a King of the mountain award.  Winners will be judged on personailty, flair and skill in execution of snowboarding tricks.  Winners will have their photo taken with the coveted King of the Mountain crown, and their name and picture added to our [...]

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The Koala Club

Everybody we meet and film as part of our Snowboard in Japan documentary will become an honourary member of the Koala Club. As a member, you’ll receive a cuddly clip-on koala as well as a complimentary copy of our DVD once it is released. I must warn you. We only have a limited supply of [...]

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Our first shooting session

Last weekend saw us complete our first shooting session for the Snowboard in Japan documentary.  The purpose of the shoot was two-fold.  Firstly, it was an opportunity to test all our gear including lav mics, shotgun mic, wide angle lens and lighting.  We also wanted to test different lighting configurations for conducting interviews. The second [...]

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Pre-production planning

A lot of planning and effort go into producing a quality video production.  You first need to figure out the kind of production you will be producing.  Is it for theatrical release?  Will you publish to DVD?  Will you publish online only?  To decide which path you will take you need to know the technical [...]

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Gearing up for production

We have been frantically gearing up for production of our documentary about snowboarding in Japan.  When shooting footage overseas with a small 1 or 2 man crew you need a healthy compromise between having just the right amount of equipment to produce a quality production while not over-burdening yourself with having to lug a heavy [...]

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Snowboard In Japan – the doco

During this February’s trip to Furano in Japan, Iao and I will be making a feature length documentary about snowboarding and Japanese culture.  We will be covering topics such as: Tokyo Sapporo Ice festival Ice climbing Ice fishing Snow sledding Snow mobiling Snowboarding Japanese cuisine Japanese drinking culture Karaoke     The finished documentary will [...]

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