Outdoorgames Movie - The Final Cut March 7, 2008
Just a few words to introduce the MedeO'z movie, made for the Outdoorgames at Chamonix.
Please visit their website to learn more about this wonderful and very creative event...
The idea is (as we presented in a latest post) : Seven teams of professional film production companies had to create three differents projects in only five days!
- A 5 minute short film
- A photo gallery
- A 1 minute making-of short film
Our idea was to combine all the projects in one, instead of doing three separate projects.
We approached this contest like a global concept, relating the film, the photo and the making-of.
That’s what you will understand here below :
- 1/ A 5-minute short film movie featuring 5 different sports: mountaineering, skiing, snowboarding, paragliding and base jumping. All the footage and editing had to be done in five days, from Monday to Friday and had to be shot in the Mount Blanc range.
The movie had to be understandable for the international jury, so we made the voice-over in English. A French version is coming soon!
But for those who don’t really understand English: the idea was to tell the story of our photographer, who wanted to take the 5 sports in one picture, instead of taking one picture of each sport. This picture took us a lot of work and energy!!
DOWNLOAD the movie in high resolution format (Quicktime - H264 codec - 193 Mo).
- 2/ Photographers of each team had to take 20 pictures, with at least one picture of each sport.
As I said above, the ‘project’ of our photographer was to shoot the 5 sports, but in one picture.
Please visit the photo gallery to see the 20 pictures of our ‘very special’ photographer :
Mr Tony Lamiche.
- 3/ Then check out the “Making-of” short, the logical conclusion to this first film.
The rules of the making-of competition were to create a 1 minute short film, including footage of the movie creation, the backstage of the film and the Nissan car loaned to use for the week. As you can see, everything is connected, and that’s what we wanted to do.
- Download the story-board of the film, (.PDF) , which had been made three months before the event !!
As you can see, we did exactly what we drew, every shot was planned...
It's crazy to see how the film is so similar to the storyboard...
A lot of video equipment !!
Thanks again to the crew, who got really involved in the project, even late into night!
Thanks to MedeO, the video company who really managed the creation of the film.
A huge thanks to Liv, who really got into the moment, ice and alpine climbing with both a photographer and a filmmaker. Not an easy task!!!!
Thanks to Tony, the spirit and star of the film. His hard work helped bring the film together.
It’s sometimes easier to be an elite athlete than to be a great actor!!
See also all the posts of the Petzl Team about the Outdoorgames.
Watch the videos of the 7 teams for the video contest !