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Danny Zepalac Brainfarm Photo

Fifteen years ago, when I first got into snowboarding, the oohs and ahhs of watching snowboarding flicks came mostly from the feats executed, not necessarily the filming techniques and equipment used. But the new film “The Art of Flight” is redefining what is possible both in feats and filming techniques. Amplifying the jaw-dropping skills of such world-renowned big mountain riders as Travis Rice and Jeremy Jones are independent film production house Brain Farm, armed with the uber-slow-motion capabilities of the Phantom Flex high-speed camera system and the Cineflex V14 gyro-stabilized system, with 60-mile remote control. The results are mesmerizing, even for folks who aren’t snow junkies. For those of us without Red Bull backing, I wonder what the maker alternatives to this high-end equipment are.

Top image by Danny Zepalac.
[via Outside]

Goli Mohammadi

I’m senior editor at MAKE and have worked on MAKE magazine since the first issue. I’m a word nerd who particularly loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon as a whole. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for the ideal alpine lake or hunting for snow to feed my inner snowboard addict.

The maker movement provides me with endless inspiration, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. The specific beat I cover is art, and I’m a huge proponent of STEAM (as opposed to STEM). After all, the first thing most of us ever made was art.

Contact me at goli (at) makermedia (dot) com.



  1. Larz Phyoox says:

    Ken Bailey’s “Gravity Never Sleeps” still owns it.

  2. Jack Frazier says:

    Pre order The Art Of Flight at TODAY!  If you are as excited as I am then you will reserve your copy today.