Author: Dan Carr

What’s in the bag? – Part 1 – Lighting kit

Ok guys, you asked for it…..  I’m always getting people wandering about the gear I use so  without further delay here is part 1.  A quick video to show you my lighting kit in my Pelican 1610 case.  Below is also a list of whats in the case and some photos too. Bonus! In the case: Elinchrom Ranger RX Elinchrom Ranger “A” head 4 x Nikon SB80DX 4x Vivitar 285 4X Pocketwizard Multimax 4X Dual flash brackets Umbrella holders, mini ballheads and other lightstand accessories Many miles of cables and splitters and spares cables. Gaffer tape and flash...

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Skieur -Schuster is bigger in France

I got an e-mail this morning from Frank Raymond to say that I had the cover of the Skieur magazine in France. The photo was shot last winter in the Whistler backcountry with the Theory-3 crew while filming for their movie ” The Journal”. You can see another version of the shot from the magazine scan I posted from the Norweigen magazine yesterday. They are actually 2 different shots, I figured it would be nice to have a portrait and a landscape version of the shot so Joe did this trick a few times. It was a great day for shooting photos, the shot is actually taken shooting almost straight into the sun but there was a thin layer of cloud in front of it. It turned the whole alpine into a giant softbox so the highlights weren’t too harsh and I could still bring out detail in Joe even though he was backlit. Shot with a Canon 1dMKIIN, 70-200 2.8 L IS at 90mm , 1/1000, f8.0 ISO...

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Fri Flyt – Big in Norway

One off shots in magazines are nice, but it’s even nicer when you get a collection of shots together for an article. Last month Fri Flyt , one of the major ski mags in Norway, ran a few of shots of mine in an article about filming in Whistler with Theory-3 media. The article was written by a good friend of mine, Andreas Amble. Check out his blog here. He is also a very talented graphic designer. Check out Theory-3s movie “The Journal” in all good ski stores or pick it up online from the website linked...

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Anatomy of a jib shoot.

A couple of days ago we took some time off sledding here in Whistler with the PBP crew to shoot a jib setup that I had found before the season started. The setup was a double bomb drop, one drop followed immediately by another one into some trees. I thought i’d take a bit of time to go over my thought processes when i’m shooting something like this. Unfortunately I can’t show you the final shot from the shoot but you’ll see it soon enough…. One of the first things you want to remember with this stuff is to try and make the setup look good. Take the time to make things look nice for the cameras. In this case it was being filmed too so it needed to look neat and tidy but even if i’m just shooting stills , its a good idea to keep it clean and tidy. Put square edges on your jumps and landings and try not to put unnecessary footprints in the background. These things wont always end up in your shot but if you do the work beforehand, once you have started shooting you won’t have to stop halfway and fix something up just because you have changed angles. Next up, pick an angle or two. Normally I find there is one angle that jumps out at me as “The one”. I’ll...

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Everyday Is A Saturday

Today Poorboyz productions released the official trailer for their new movie Everyday Is A Saturday. With the most comprehensive list of athletes ever featured in one ski movie this is a guaranteed hit. For the last few months I have spent a lot of time with the crew up here in British Columbia shooting rails, backcountry jumps and lines. Let me tell you right now, this movie will be ridiculous! Check out a few behind the scenes photos below, click for larger...

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