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2009 Teva Mountain Games Adventure Film School
Adventure Film School

The details are in for the 2009 Teva Mountain Games Adventure film School, June 3rd-10th. Join us in beautiful Vail, Colorado and complete your own film. As a student of Adventure Film School you will get an exclusive film school press pass to the athletes and behind-the-scenes events at the country's largest celebration of mountain sports. Experience all the action and adrenaline firsthand as you make your own festival-ready adventure film!

Tonight! March 11, Bent Gate Film Festival
in Golden Colorado.
Meet Michael Brown instructor and founder of Serac Adventure Film School. Bent Gate will screen films from the January Backcountry and Avalanche Adventure Film School. This is a free event so join us for an evening of excitement!

Backcountry Adventure Film School student films are now on our website. Check out Anthony Claudia's humorous mockumentary called Welcome to the Backcountry.
 Director David D'Angelo with Sony dual HD camera setup
Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Expedition Health Exhibit Now Open
David D'Angelo is Director of Photography on the BodyTrek film that is a part of Expedition Health, a permanent exhibit opening April 3rd at Denver Museum of Nature and Science. This interactive film will be shown on an impressive 24ft ultra wide panoramic screen and examines the physiological changes of a body while climbing a Colorado 14er.

Photo caption: Notice the two cameras side by side. Serac teamed up with GW Hannaway and Associates to make this unique HD dual camera setup which creates a picture that fits on an ultra wide panoramic screen.
Ice Diamonds in Iceland
Extreme Ice Survey
See why Michael Brown has been spending his days on the ice as the Director of Photography in Extreme Ice which airs on NOVA/PBS March 24th at 8:00pm. (Check Listings for Your Area). With stunning cinematography of glaciers around the world, this one hour NOVA documentary produced by National Geographic Television produced and directed by Noel Dockstader offers a look at science of melting glaciers and climate. Over the past year Michael has been traveling with acclaimed photographer James Balog and his Extreme Ice Survey team of Jeff Orlowski, Adam LeWinter and Svavar Jónatansson along with Dave Ruddick to Greenland, Iceland and Alaska collecting breathtaking images.
Skier in Verbier
Avalanches in the Alps and Bergs in Iceland
Michael Brown is back in Boulder....well, at least for a little while. He just returned from 5-weeks in Europe shooting for two different productions. In Switzerland working with his brother Nicolas Brown who is directing a series called Arctic and Alpine for BBC Wales Human Planet. Read more in Michael's blog on

In Iceland, Michael continued production with co-director Jeff Orlowski on the Extreme Ice Survey with photographer James Balog.

Photo of Ticonderoga Skipper (off season) Tom Reardon skiing in Verbier by Michael Brown
Michael Brown Kayaking at Point Bonita, Near San Fran
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Photo taken by Gordon Brown of brother Michael Brown kayaking at Point Bonita near San Francisco. 
Serac Adventure Films: Michael, Dave, Ryan, Tracy, Lam, Cyndi, Tyler, Krista, and Scott
Welcome New Interns! Carolyn, Jason, Kate, Ashley, and Davis