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The Wind Powered Productions crew just returned from a week of shooting for Endless Abilities on Martha's Vineyard. We could not have had a better time. We got to see an amazing new film that just won Sundance, BUCK, thanks to the Martha's Vineyard Film Festival. We even got to schmooze with with the director after the film and had a chance to catch up with the festival founder Thomas Bena. Thomas is not only a festival show-runner and father but also an avid surfer. Thomas was kind enough to skip out of the office and hit the surf with us. It was a quiet day at Squibnocket but we got in the water all the same. And it what was undoubtably the highlight of the trip. Thomas gave Zack's wave-ski a try and described the experience as humbling and "a completely different sport". Washing away 15 years of surfing experience. Thanks again to Thomas for up with us all week.

The Endless Abilities team also got to sit down around the bonfire and talk about the future of the film and share our 4 visions of the finished piece. We could not have asked for a better time and we will certianly be back soon. Check out the article in the Vineyard Gazette... Here

Special thanks to Ray Ewing for providing us with these sweet shots!

 

SUP the Coast

SUP the Coast

A long time ago Wind Powered had the pleasure of shooting a short promo for the awesome, rad, talented, ambitious guys from SUP the Coast. If you haven't checked out the video we shot for them or taken a loong at thier shite now is the time. For those not in the know Will and Mike decided to paddle from the southern most pint in Florida to Maine to raise awareness for coastal clean up and the Wounded Warriors Project.

They left Florida on March 1st and as of today they are closing in on the top of Maine and scheduled to finish on July 4th. It is a truly unbelievable feat and we are proud to say that we know Will and Mike. They are doing some great work and now 10 months after starting Endless Abilities I can say that the Wounded Warriors is a worthwhile cause and needs your support. If you are interesting in getting involved head on over to the Wounded Warriors Project website.

Finally to quote SUP the coast "we are standing up for those who stood up for us"...

-wpp

 

 

Weekend at NEDS

Tripp and Will at Loon

Wind Powered Productions spent the weekend at Loon Mountain skiing with the amazing crew at New England Disabled Sports. The conditions were far from perfect. It was unbelievable cold . Tripp, Will, and our new friend Cam all crashed (take a look at the epic spill here) but in spite of it all we had a blast!

It was our last big ski weekend for the season so we decided to pull out all the stops. We loaded up the Jeep with camera gera, clothes, skis and a wheelchair. We even got to pick up some new swag from Patagonia in Boston. Those guys rock.

So much stuff....

Once we finally hit the slopes Will started showing off and before we knew it he was skiing backwards and getting some killer shots. Meanwhile Harvey was camped out in the warm and cozy NEDS lodge prepping a new rig for the mono-ski. We tried two completely different rigs and they were both wicked intimidating but our buddy Cam was brave enough to give them a try. They only lasted one run each but the close intimate footage was totally worth it. One Canon 5D Mark II came back covered in snow and ice but somehow survived. Gotta love those cameras!

Mono-Ski Rig

Sunday Morning rolled around and we decided to pull off one last big shot... So at 5:00am we loaded the gear and headed over to Loon. We hiked our lovely 12ft camera crane up to a nice wide turn on the beginner slope and started rigging. Everything was there and ready to go by 7:00am. After a brief discussion with ski patrol and a lively debate about the pro's and con's of orange cones (for the record we are pro-cones and ski patrol was anti-cones) we were set and rolling.

We managed to get a few quick shots including a great overhead shot of Geoff Krill tearing it up. If you check out the NEDS promo that we cut together you can see Geoff in the very last shot, which takes up all of three seconds. Gotta love making movies... 4 hours = 3 seconds.

Thanks again to everyone at NEDS. You have an amazing group of instructors and we will be sure to see you up there next season.

-wpp