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"Brown Snow" premieres at Centennial Hall
Published: 01/14/2010 12:20:00
Brown Snow, the latest ski & snowboard film by Bad Larry Productions, premiered at Centennial Hall Jan 8th.
VIDEO: Brown Snow, the latest ski & snowboard film by Bad Larry Productions, premiered at Centennial Hall Jan 8th. (Image: Brown Snow / Bad Larry Productions)


Brown Snow premiered at Centennial Hall with 2 showings on Friday Jan 8th.
Brown Snow premiered at Centennial Hall with 2 showings on Friday Jan 8th. (Mikko Wilson / KATH-TV)

Matt Kern jumps over a gate on 3rd street, much of Brown Snow was shot around Juneau
Matt Kern jumps over a gate on 3rd street, much of Brown Snow was shot around Juneau (Brown Snow / Bad Larry Productions)

Last Friday, a local group of film makers who go by the name of Bad Larry Productions premiered their seventh ski & snowboard film "Brown Snow" at Centennial Hall. The group, which consists of about 12 members many of whom became interested in video production in middle school media class, spends their winters skiing and then their summers putting the footage together into a finished film.

Mark Rainery , the "kingpin" of the project told us about the work that goes into making a ski film. "It took us a lot longer to finish it, as far as compiling all of our footage and piecing it together. But overall it was a one year project I guess, its something we do every year." Explains Rainery. "It was fun to make, but at the same time it got pretty stressful at the end because we were having to move it from place to place as far as producing it with post-production. So that made it a lot more difficult than usual."

The group originally all from Juneau - prefers to shoot around town where access by car is easier, but the backcountry and various ski areas and parks also make for prime locations. Much of the film was shot around Juneau including Downtown, Eaglecrest, Dan Moller Cabin and even on Mt. McGinnis via helicopter. The group also included footage from recent trips to Brighton Ski Resort Utah, and Mt Baker and the home of the upcoming winter Olympics, Whistler; both in B.C Canada.

The films are independently funded, mostly out of the groups own pocket with help from family and friends. They also produce a limited run of DVDs to recoup some of the costs.

Rainery told us theyll be selling the DVDs at Aurora Project and Sequence skate shop.

The group plans to continue skiing and hopes to be able to make films as long as they are having fun doing it.



By: Mikko Wilson - mikko@kath.tv