About a week ago I came across this tweet from @markspen:

@markspen Tweet 

Now, whenever someone makes a comment that bold about a video editing piece, I obviously have to go check it out for myself. Well, Mr. Spen, I think you were right. This is an incredible piece of video that beautifully connects creativity with technical skills. You must be curious by now, so here it is:


JP Auclair Street Segment (from All.I.Can.) Sherpas Cinema on Vimeo.

This video was made by Sherpas Cinema, a group based in British Columbia, Canada. They’ve won multiple awards for their skiing documentary titled All.I.Can, and it is easy to see why. They combine mountain experience with cutting edgy technology and techniques to create an athletic movie experience unlike any other.

This segment is just one part of the longer documentary. Since it was posted online, it has turned viral, reaching 24,000 views in just one day. Sherpas Cinema put together a great question and answer article with director and cinematographer, Dave Mossop. Here’s a snippet:

How extensive was the planning?

As cool as it turned out, it was equally cool to make.  Building this segment was unlike any Id ever done before, and it was a revelation for me in production technique.  On scouting days we planned meticulously, and edited new shots every night onto the timeline.  By the end of the shoot we had the edit pretty much locked, and in the polished version (which JP edited this summer) we only had 5 shots that didnt make the cut!!  That is a cutting-room-ratio that I have never seen before – very efficient and effective.

Thanks for sharing this clip, @markspen! It’s great to see such inspiring acts of video editing creativity.

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