Nothing new, just thinkin on it

I was just staring at the mountainscape to the west of Terminal C at the Salt Lake International Airport while I work, and the sun goes down to my back. The new snow is gorgeous and it makes me tingle to think ahead on all the lines. I have been getting really frustrated with the ski industry politics, movies, segments, movers and shakers, aligning and scheming, and all the other bullshit that goes along with this profession I have chosen. I don't get paid enough for all this peripheral crap. However, as I stare off and dream about what matters, the skiing, I am comforted by thoughts of why I still slave for pennies. It is, the skiing, that keeps me coming back. Lord knows it is not the money or the glory. TJ Burke said it best in the old skiing classic "Aspen Extreme" when he said, "skiing is the easy part, Carl." It really is the truth though. I get so downhearted and defeatest sometimes, but every once in a while I have a moment like today when I remember what it is really all about, again, THE SKIING. All I really want to do is evolve the sport and push my limits to new heights, but other factors always have a way of making that more difficult than it has to be. I am going to come away from all of this with that concept engrained in my mind, THE SKIING, THE SKIING, THE SKIING, and THE SKIING.

Back in action

I know, I know, it has been a longtime since I last posted. In my defense, I had a lot of technical difficulties for a while. Me and my little dog Murphy are hanging out here and I figured I should get this thing dialed back in for the winter. Nobody really wants to hear about working two jobs everyday anyway. The new Lipstick Films movie, "Since We Last Spoke" is out on the market now. You can peep the goods at Cody Smith and Josh Madsen did a killer job on the flick and it is a lot of fun to watch. I didn't get the best luck with weather on the trips I took with them last season, but this winter we will try again. Check out the site. Also, we have had some snow fall out here. Just a teaser though. Vertical Integration is moving right along with our Utah segment with TGP and their new release "HarmLess" due out around Thanksgiving. You will be able pick up the DVD at around then, and catch it on the Resort Sports Network (RSN) this winter starting in January. We are bringing a premiere to Salt Lake and Ogden some time around the first weekend of December. If your are in Europe or going there this winter keep your eye out for the Cinema Tour of Extreme Sports. Vertical Integration teamed up with Ydream Productions out of Austria for the short edit they are doing for the tour. We are planning and really looking forward to our trip over there this winter to do some shooting on their side of the pond. That sums up the latest and greatest, I guess. You can look forward more posts now that I a back on top of this new age computer wi-fi stuff.