Max Your Days
Imagine the summer day to end all summer days – a supercharged stretch of time where everything is too perfect and you have no choice but to get outside and take full advantage. This is what our latest collaboration with The North Face is all about.
The solstice represents that ideal day, officially ushering in the summer and offering the maximum amount of that sweet nectar called daylight. We chose to celebrate this ideal for our latest project and dreamt up an optimal day where not a minute would be wasted from dawn to dusk. ‘Max Your Days’ starts with a glimpse into an ordinary morning in the life of pro snowboarder and North Face Athlete David Carrier Porcheron, but quickly transitions into something entirely different when a Chevrolet Impala full of rowdy gapers pulls up to his house. Flash-forward through a blur of outdoor adventuring and you’re barbequing tofu hotdogs with a ukulele-playing Cedar Wright on the edge of a cliff above a churning river. Consider the day seized.
Honestly, the project was technically challenging – snowboarding, skateboarding, biking, kayaking, rock climbing, cliff jumping, wakeboarding and surfing were all woven into one surreal experience for our team. To capture the dynamic cameras movements we had in mind, we used a Red Dragon camera mounted on a Ronin system with an external monitor and remote focus-pulling device, filling in the blanks with GoPro POVs and a DJI Inspire 1 drone. All said and done, we’re pretty happy with the end result.
‘Max Your Days’ allowed us to revisit and showcase some of our favorite areas in British Columbia, on Vancouver Island and in the Sea-to- Sky Corridor. Specific locations include Whistler, the Ashlu River in Squamish Valley, Cheakamus Canyon and Nootka Island. That said, it’s the people that really made this production what it is.
We were blessed to work and spend time with so many exceptional local athletes from a variety of sports, and were reminded of just how wildly talented and creative British Columbians can be. Not to mention the other North Face athletes who came out – Tom Wallisch, Ian McIntosh, Cedar Wright, Alex Johnson and John Collinson all played awesome roles.
This project sums up why we got into filmmaking in the first place – we’re enamored with the outdoors and won’t stop exploring until we can’t walk.
How do you max your days?
Executive Producers: Landon Basset, Brandon Baker, Aimee Tetreault
Producers: Malcolm Sangster, Roland Eksteins, Steve Henderson
Director: Dave Mossop
Cinematography: William Binamé, Jake Dyson, Leo Hoorn, Mason Mashon, Dave Mossop, Kyler Vos, Darcy Wittenberg
Gimbal/Drone Operator: Jeff Patterson
1st AD: Stu Andrews, Leighli Porcheron
Aerial DOP: John Trapman
Heli Pilot: Kelsey Wheeler
Post Production Supervisor: Tim Symes
Editors: William Binamé, Dave Mossop, Steve Henderson, Tim Symes
Sound Design: Jeff Yellen, Steve Henderson, Tim Symes
Sound Mix: Jeff Yellen
Visual Effects: Jeremy Kenning
Colorist: Eric Rosen
Music: Artist – DVA, Album – Nipomo, Song – Mulatu (REMIX by Jacob Yoffee)
Music Supervisor: Right Workshop & Brooke Wentz
Special thanks to Christian Bagg, Whistler 101.5 Whistler FM & Pique News Magazine
House Coat Guy: David Carrier Porcheron (DCP)
Slingshot Dude: Rory Bushfield
Grape Holder: Tom Wallisch
Gaper Stunts: Colin D. Watt, Mark Tremblay, Mark Abma, Chris Turpin, Jake Dyson, Patrick Hughes, Joe Schuster, Corey Vanular, Casey Dean, Tom Wallisch
Gapers: Mirae Campbell, Jessica Soparlo, Jimmy “Cherry Red Impala”, Laporte, Lynsey Stephens, Steve Henderson, Vince Edmond, Trevor Armstrong, Mason Mashon, Antoine Truchon, Ollie Jones, Hailey Elise, Linsey Stevenson, Hannah Lister, Roland Eksteins and many more fine looking folks! Huge Thanks!
Many thanks to Chris McLeod, Emily Wright and everyone at Whistler Blackcomb. Also, a big thanks to the folks at Canadian Wilderness Adventures: Gerogie Stuart, Gavin Williams & Nick Ryall.
SKATEBOARDING (Whistler Skate Park)
Skateboarders: DCP, Simon Dunand, Mike Klinkhammer, Braedon Wheeler
RollerBlader: Colin D. Watt
Skatepark HangerOuters: Megan Pischke-Porcheron, Reef Porcheron, Leighli Porcheron, David Brocklebank, Kody Williams, Patrick Samson, Pascal Choquette, Connor Warnock, Davina Dubé, Trish Bromley, Trevor Armstrong, Chicken (the dog)
MOUNTIN BIKING (Squamish)
Mountain Bikers: Remy Metailler, Trevwah Burke, Dylan Forbes, Matt Aldridge, Vince Edmond
Bike Pushers: Ian MacIntosh, Trish Bromley & Micayla Gatto
KAYAKING (Cheakamus River)
Kayakers: Liam Fournier, Sandy MacEwan
CLIMBING (Paradise Valley)
Falling Stunt: Phil Audet
On-wall Climbers: Alex Johnson, Elise Ebner, Phil Audet
BBQ Girl: Heather Lightfoot
Ukulele Man: Cedar Wright
Route Cleaning: Cedar Wright
Sandal-Tattoo Gainer Man: Rory Bushfield
Gainer POV: Dave Mossop
WAKE SURFING (Howe Sound)
In the Boat: Jimmy Laporte, Jake Dyson, Stacey Paradine, Reef Porcheron, Leighli Porcheron, Megan Pischke-Porcheron, Rory Bushfield
Wake Surfing: David Carrier Porcheron, Leighli Porcheron
SURFING (Nootka Island)
Plane Pilot: Rory Bushfield
Clarinet Butcher: David Carrier Porcheron (DCP)
Surfers: Noah Cohen, Tamara Stephens, Laurens Besier, Jonny Collinson, DCP
Underwater Cinematography: Kyler Vos
Location Manager: Laurens Bessier
Transportation: Kyrstal Stel, Kaila Chidley, Josh Bradford & Malcolm Fletcher from Atleo River Air Services
HUGE THANKS TO EVERYONE INVOLVED, WE LOVE YOU ALL