Finding Funding for Your Film Projects

It can feel like one of the most significant hurdles in filmmaking is securing adequate financial backing for your projects. While it is possible for some folks to self-finance, apply for bank loans, locate individual investors, or borrow money from friends and family in order to fund their films, even those sources can run dry – and more often than not, they may not exist in the first place.…
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Twelve Trail Tales

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act, a key piece of legislation that helped designate and protect many of the trails we love. Today, there are over 1,000 National Recreational Trails, 19 National Historic Trails, and 11 National Scenic Trails across the United States.…
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Jennifer Daniels Trains Her Lens on a Side Hustle

Adventure Film School’s Ski & Snowshoe Filmmaking Course offered Daniels the chance to indulge not only her athletic side (in addition to skiing, she enjoys mountain biking and rock climbing), but also her artistic side. She was excited to tap into her creativity, and was hoping that some of the more “daunting” technical aspects of filmmaking would be demystified during those four days stationed at a yurt deep in the Washington backcountry.…
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Nayla Tawa: The Road Back

While most of her peer’s flocked south in search of warm lazy beach days and dripping umbrella drinks, UCLA student Nayla Tawa’s spring break found her duct taped to her snowboard for 2 days with a broken back in three places, broken sternum and a severe knee injury in the remote backcountry region of Kyrgyzstan.…
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Intern Adventures: 3 Lessons From My First Days on the Job

The GoPro Mountain Games was my first real test as the new intern. The morning of June 1st, with 6 bags strapped to the top of the car, 5 people strategically placed in seats, 4 pounds of car snacks and 1,258 miles ahead of us, the Ford Explorer rolled reluctantly out of the driveway bound for Vail. From exposure triangles and 5 shot sequences, from timelapse to shopping for gluten-free lactose vegetarians … the past two weeks have been nothing short of eye-opening.…
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