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2009 Teva Mountain Games Adventure Film School
Adventure Film School

The Serac Adventure Film School is once again joining the Teva Mountain Games in 2009.  From June 3rd through 10th we will be in Vail, Colorado for the premier celebration of mountain sports. A special behind-the-scenes press pass gives students the opportunity to be up close and personal with all the athletes and the action needed to make a festival-quality film. See the Adventure Film School for more details and sign to up.
Deadliest Catch Season FIVE Premieres on April 14th.Deadliest Catch
In fall 2008, David D'Angelo       spent two months getting drenched shooting on the deck of the F/V Northwestern for Original Productions.  The new season of Deadliest Catch kicks off on April 14th at 9 PM P/E time on the Discovery Channel. Check out the promo here.

Dave hamming it up on the deck of the Northwestern.

Watch Extreme Ice Online
EISMichael Brown is the Director of Photography on Extreme Ice which premiered last month on NOVA and can now be seen online. With stunning cinematography of glaciers around the world, this one-hour NOVA documentary produced by National Geographic allows a scientific and photographic understanding of glaciers throughout the Northern Hemisphere.

Photographers work amidst giant ice formations in Greenland. Photo by Michael Brown.
Iditarod 2009, A Balmy - 40F!
Iditarod 2009For the 2nd year in a row, David D'Angelo was back in Alaska to shoot the Iditarod from start to finish using a snow machine as a mobile shooting platform. This year's race was as dramatic as ever with blowing winds plummeting temperatures to -40 F. According to Dave however, "Once you get down below -10, it all feels the same."  The footage was used for the web-based Iditarod Insider, the official documentary of the '09 race, as well as for three, one-hour shows produced by Blink Productions for Versus.
Dave keeping warm at -25 F at the Eagle Island checkpoint.
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Michael's Filmmaking Blog

Check out Michael Brown's latest blog for as he discusses the mentoring role of the world's best athletes both on a professional and personal level.
National Association of Broadcasters
NAB logoApril 22, 2009 in Las Vegas: Michael Brown will present "Production in Vertical, High Altitude and Cold Extremes" at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show. Michael was invited to serve as a panelist for the Content Theater's Extreme Conditions session of this premiere event for content professionals.

Shooting the Summit: Tips from Outside OnLineErik Summit Everest
Go to Outside Online for a series of video clips with ideas and insight into capturing emotionally rewarding summit moments.

Blind climber Erik Weihenmayer on the summit of Mount Everest from the Film Farther than the Eye Can See by Michael Brown
Dream Survey and Prizes!
"Name your Dream Assignment"
Around the world more than 320 million children under the age of sixteen are involved in child labor. Friend and photographer,Ace Kvale's dream assignment is to document the shattered dreams of these children. Help this dream become a reality by voting here.

What would YOUR dream assignment involve? Answer that question and just a few others in this month's survey and you could win big! We will draw names at the end of the month and one lucky participant will win a $50 gift certificate to their favorite restaurant!

Photographer Ace Kvale shoots out the window of a helicopter high above the Himalain Mountain Range. Photo by David D'Angelo
Serac Adventure Films: Michael, Dave, Ryan, Tracy, Lam, Cyndi, Tyler, Krista, and Scott
Welcome New Interns! Carolyn, Jason, Kate, Ashley, and Davis