O’neill Evolution 2012 – The Full lifestyle show

Client: O’Neill
Position: Director, editor, additional camera op

This was a film I directed and edited for O’Neill. The event was part of the TTR world snowboarding tour and was rated a 6* event being the highest rated event out there. Davos, switzerland pulled in some of the heaviest snow in years, which made contest conditions a little hard but filmmaking a lot more interesting.

There were 2 teams on this production… there was the live team which consisted of around 10 cameras shooting the action during the semis and finals and there was my team which consisted of three operators (including myself) and 2 editors. My was my role to create the story, shoot the more stylised stuff and direct this main lifestyle show and the daily web highlights.

The event was 5 days so the visuals were shot within this timeframe and the edit was complete 6 days after the event, so not much time to achieve perfection but none the less im happy with the edit;)

Christoph Fritschi and Tom Mandl were my operators whilst Tobias Steinigeweg and Nils Bade were cutting the daily highlights. Juergen Thaller was the colourist.

Words from O’Neill.com:

O’Neill is stoked to announce the release of the full recap video from the O’Neill Evolution 2012 – the maximum-rated TTR contest that kick started the New Year in spectacular style in Davos, Switzerland.

With record snowfalls blanketing the Swiss Alps at the start of the year, the O’Neill Evolution saw many of the world’s best men and women snowboarders throwing down next-level tricks on the Big Air and rail set-up before venturing up the Jakobshorn for epic, bottomless powder runs.

Go behind the scenes at the event and enjoy exclusive interviews with O’Neill team riders Seb Toots, Fredrik Evensen, Jeremy Jones and Celia Miller, as well as head course shaper Marc Brunner and head judge Thierry Monay.

In the face of insanely challenging conditions, the event still went down as one of the most progressive contests in history with countless double cork variations on show. Come the end of the nighttime finals, Canadians Mark McMorris and Spencer O’Brien took home the titles.

Kick back for the next 30 minutes and find out what makes the O’Neill Evolution one of the biggest snowboard contests on the planet.

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