Live production from Alaska backcountry!

Well the title of this post pretty much says it all. Livestreaming Freeride World Tour competitions in European or North-American ski resorts is a pretty daunting task already. But when the competition is set to happen in Alaska’s backcountry it’s yet another league. The clip belows summarizes the setup and the team behind the live TV production from a tiny mountain ridge out of Haines, Alaska. And I’m the producer lucky enough to work with a team like this one!

Daily Journal 6 – Haines Alaska FWT17

Alaska is the 4th stop on the Freeride World Tour and for the FWT crew it presents the biggest challenges. What does that imply to organize a competition in a remote mountain of Alaska? Check it out! #DROPIN #FWT17

Posted by Freeride World Tour on Donnerstag, 23. März 2017

After a week spent installing, monitoring, troubleshooting and (also) enjoying their time up there, event day was finally here. As producer and live producer, working from the production tent with a perfectly functional and reliable setup in these conditions is a huge satisfaction. We could deliver a solid show to tens of thousands of freeride fans around the world and enjoy a great contest day. What was achieved on this mountain on that day is pretty special. This team as a whole is special.

Given the uncertainty surrounding the competition because of weather and snow safety, I was also extremely relieved and happy to see the entire crew rewarded by an incredible day of action. This was the best reward we could all hope for, and an achievement we won’t forget anytime soon. Very, very well done everybody.

Here’s the full replay of the event:

Top photo : Jeremy Bernard

What is competitive freeriding

After the successful “What is Freeriding” clip, we’ve taken it a step further to explain in a short, entertaining and informative format the format of competitive freeriding. All under 2 minutes!

What is competitive Freeriding?

« After years of having fun …People began to wonder who was best ». But what does it imply to bring #freeriding to the next level ? Well, here is our guide to competitive freeriding ⬇#audi #quattroroadtrip #DROPIN #ThisIsFreeride Audi Deutschland

Posted by Freeride World Tour on Dienstag, 28. Februar 2017

  • Client: Freeride World Tour / Audi
  • Conception-directing : David Arnaud
  • Scripting-Storyboarding: David Arnaud / Ed Leigh
  • Editing: Aurelie Monod / David Arnaud
  • Voice-over: Ed Leigh
  • Motion graphics: Niels Saint-Viteux

What is Freeriding? with Freeride World Tour & Audi

 

Here’s a short clip I’m particularly happy to share! What is Freeriding? The objective was to answer this very simple question with a clip that would appeal to a mainstream audience ; I also wanted it to be very inclusive, universal and emotional. An ode to all freeriders, beginners and pros, yound and old!

What is Freeriding?

“As long as you’re having fun, you’re doing it right!”… This sums up pretty well what we think is freeriding! For all the Freeride fans who’ve always failed in explaining their friends/families this great sport that is ours ⬇ #DROPIN #ThisIsFreeride #quattro #quattroroadtrip #Audi

Posted by Freeride World Tour on Montag, 23. Januar 2017

  • Client: Freeride World Tour / Audi
  • Conception-directing : David Arnaud
  • Scripting-Storyboarding: David Arnaud / Johno Verity / Ed Leigh
  • Editing: Aurelie Monod / David Arnaud
  • Additional shooting: Johno Verity
  • Voice-over: Ed Leigh
  • Motion graphics: Niels Saint-Viteux