Lighting in the Snow with Ben Sturgulewski

I could hear the wind whipping through the speaker of the phone as professional adventure filmmaker Ben Sturgulewski’s voice came through on the other line. Like a true snow junkie, Ben proceeded to conduct our interview from the seat of a swinging chairlift amongst the Alaska winter elements, only that much more of a testament to his commitment to fusing passion with his life’s work. …
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Insights from an Outsider

I moved across the country to Seattle a month and a half ago on the premise of a four-month internship at the Adventure Film School. I knew I liked film and I knew I liked adventuring so I thought to myself “hey, what could go wrong?” Besides, moving was something I was familiar with.…
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5 Adventure TED Talks that Inspire

Every so often, we need a little bit of extra inspiration to keep us going. And for those with an adventurous soul, our friends over at TED have provided an excellent way to receive that extra inspiration we’re looking for. Here are five awe and inspiration-inducing adventure-themed TED Talks to start with… Ben Saunders: Why did I ski to the North Pole?…
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Creating Positive Impact through Photography & Film – Michael Brown

AFS Instructor and Founder, Michael Brown shared some of his insights gained throughout his filmmaking career, during his presentation at the PIX Conference in Seattle, WA in the beginning of October. Michael creates a positive impact through photography and film and does a wonderful job of demonstrating that not only in his career, but other aspects of his life. …
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What My Trip to the Olympic Peninsula Taught Me About Film

I had it all planned out. My friend JT was visiting Washington and we were planning to explore the rainforests and Mountain ranges of The Enchanted Valley on the Olympic Peninsula. Seeing as I had just spent the last three months of my internship at AFS learning how to prepare for the backcountry, I was eager to put my skills to the ultimate test of planning my own adventure.…
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The Hourglass

“By midweek, I can’t focus on my duties at work, and spend most of my time on Summitpost and Mountain Project,” writes Niki Yoblonski. “There are so many things in the world I want to see–so many mountains to climb, things to discover.…
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700

  “I was looking for no less than a new way of living in this world for our entire society,” says Clay Shank. “Like, ‘What’s the alternative to this capitalistic system that we have here? Today, we bring you “700,” the story of Clay Shank’s ambitious goal to find a new way of life and his unlikely method: skateboarding 700-miles through the state of California, hiking the 210-mile John Muir Trail, climbing Mt.…
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