SkateBoarder Mag gets the photos of a recent Brain Farm shoot run by popular skateboard film director Ty Evans in LA . There was no stopping this production as Ty Evans, Guy Mariano, Torrey Pudwill, and Sean Malto (to name a few) sent the invite out to ALL skaters in the LA area to gather for an epic day of filming.
Travis Rice’s father was in the ski patrol at Wyoming’s Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. And like many dads, he raised his son to follow in his ski tracks. Fortunately for snowboarding, things didn’t go as planned.
A decade ago and unheard of at the time, Rice arrived at Snowboardermagazine’s Superpark contest at Mammoth Mountain, launched a now legendary backside rodeo across a 117-foot gap jump, and left a star. Since then, Rice has developed into the best all-around snowboarder in the world: He is equally capable of showing up to win a slope style event in Aspen as he is in pioneering a first descent in the remote Darwin Range on the tip of South America. The 29-year-old makes use of all the tools in a snowboarder’s quiver—big-mountain tenacity, acrobatics, and snow and mountain sense, often in a single descent. And 2011 was the apex so far in Rice’s career.
Filming for the highly anticipated film The Art of Flight, which he co-produced with Brain Farm Digital Cinema’s Curt Morgan and Chad Jackson, Rice took the staggering aerial tricks usually reserved for the relative safety of the manicured, avalanche-controlled terrain parks made popular by the X Games and the Olympics, and applied them to the big mountains. In these peaks, a fall could mean tumbling down a vertical face or being swept into a gaping crevasse. Rice performed them all while under the watchful eye of director Curt Morgan’s superslow motion camera.
In this ESPN Article you get the details on who Ty Evans is and why he is the perfect fit with Brain Farm’s Skate project.
ESPN Writes – “Award-winning skateboard filmmaker Ty Evans has teamed up with production powerhouse Brain Farm Digital Cinema, according to a statement released this week.
A Southern California native, Evans has been making skateboarding films since he purchased his first camera at a thrift store more than 20 years ago. Best known for his work with the Girl Skateboards (“Pretty Sweet”) and Lakai Footwear (“Fully Flared”), Evans also works as a director for hire. To his credit, he’s even directed a commercial for Chevrolet that featured professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek making a car kickflip, which aired during the 2012 Super Bowl.
Evans, a long time friend of Brain Farm’s CEO Curtis Morgan, told XGames.com about his new venture, “We’ve been talking about me doing this for a long time. It hasn’t been something that I just figured out right now, I always knew that when I finished “Pretty Sweet” that’s what I wanted to do.” Evans continued, “I’m going to Brain Farm to make my next skate film. Each one of my skate films I want to make bigger and better than the last one and Brain Farm has amazing tools and resources for me to be able to do that.”
Brain Farm Digital Cinema, based out of Jackson, Wyo., was founded by filmmakers who revolutionized snowboarding videos with their use of aerial photography, pushing the limits of what is possible with groundbreaking films like “That’s It, That’s All” and “The Art of Flight.” From concept through post-production, Brain Farm utilizes revolutionary technology and has developed equipment specifically to capture action.
Of moving into the realm of skateboard films and their latest addition to their creative team, Morgan said, “We love the sport of skate and it’s such an important part of board sports culture that Brain Farm is so passionate about. Ty and I have been friends for quite awhile now and I could not have dreamed up a better situation than this. Ty is such a creative artist and he is hands down the best filmmaker in skate.”
Evans’ primary focus, and reason for enlisting with Brain Farm, is to make the production company’s first skate film and to make his farthest reaching to date. Evans explains, “I think it makes sense for me to do a skateboard film that can reach the masses and a production company like Brain Farm is a perfect fit because they come from skateboarding and snowboarding. Curt, the owner of Brain Farm, has been skateboarding since he was a kid and I think we’re on the same page.”…..
Jackson, WY (January 28, 2013) - Brain Farm Digital Cinema is proud to announce the addition of LA-based director, Ty Evans to their creative team. Ty will be directing a skateboard film, which is the latest in Brain Farm’s lineup of high-end action sports entertainment. The skate film, yet to be named, is set for a 2014 release. With exotic global locations and a unique perspective on the sport and the athletes within it, this film will strive to break the mold of today’s skate films. “The timing could not be better in the industry and Brain Farm’s resources will allow me to take my filmmaking to the next level,” says Ty Evans. “I am really stoked for the future with Brain Farm!”
Brain Farm’s entry into the sport of skateboarding has been a long work in progress. Most well known for their groundbreaking snowboard films That’s It. That’s All. and The Art of Flight, Brain Farmand CEO Curt Morgan have been looking for the right opportunity to make a skateboarding epic for many years now. “We love the sport of skate and its such an important part of board sports culture that Brain Farm is so passionate about”, says Morgan. “Ty and I have been friends for quite awhile now and I could not have dreamed up a better situation than this. Ty is such a creative artist and he is hands down the best filmmaker in skate”, says Morgan. Brain Farm will launch their #brainfarmskate brand later in 2013 with a website to follow.
Evans made his first skate film in 1994 and has gone on to make the biggest skate films to date. His latest release for Girl and Chocolate, Pretty Sweet, was the most anticipated skate film of the last 5 years. His previous work with director Spike Jonze, included best selling skate classics like Fully Flared and Yeah Right. Evans is also an accomplished commercial director with successful commercials for Nestle, Mountain Dew and a Chevy Sonic spot that aired during the Super Bowl. Ty will be working as one of Brain Farm’s commercial directors as well.
For the “Welcome to Brain Farm” video of Ty Evans check out VIDEO LINK
Brain Farm Digital Cinema is one of the most sought-after production companies in filmed entertainment. Built on a reputation of delivering the highest quality and commercially successful action, adventure and lifestyle productions, Brain Farm has expanded into an Emmy Award winning production and development company that spans across commercial, film, television, and digital entertainment. Brain Farm’s headquarters are in Jackson, Wyoming with television development run out of Los Angles, CA. Brain Farm’s feature film and television business is represented by William Morris Endeavor. For more information on Brain Farm, please visit www.brainfarmcinema.com
Get front row action to the world¹s most popular snowboard film with The Art Of Flight: The Series, now on Netflix. Each episode takes the viewer on location and behind the scenes of the most intense snowboard film in history. Travis Rice stars with some of the best Pro Snowboarders in the world such as, Jeremy Jones, Scotty Lago, Mark Landvick and Director, Curt Morgan; all determined to show snowboarding how it has never been shown before. This series will be a favorite for many; the Art Of Flight fan that can¹t get enough to the tech junkie who admires the production house, Brain Farm¹s cinematic perfection. AOF: The Series highlights the logistics used in the making of a dream film.
Curt Morgan & Travis Rice on ESPN – 50 Most Influential People In Actions Sports
With all the end of the year lists, ESPN knew they had a chance to recognize those who stand out in the action sports world. They put together a gallery highlighting the 50 most influential figures that push the envelope daily. Brain Farm’s very own Curt Morgan is high on the list at number 6, for his vision and ability to redefine Snowboard films. Number 5 is partner in crime, Travis Rice, who as one of the worlds best Pro Snowboarders, is a permanent influence on the future of Snowboarding. No way they are finished either, still great things to come from these two – watch out.
ACTION SPORT STARS ATTEND ART OF FLIGHT 3D PREMIERE IN ANTICIPATION OF EXCLUSIVE NATIONWIDE SCREENINGS, DECEMBER 7TH By John Poulin
Santa Monica, Calif. – On a fittingly stormy night in Los Angeles, over 500 eager winter sports fans were transported to some of the world’s best snowboarding destinations via the Art of Flight 3D experience, which premiered in Santa Monica on Thursday, November 29th. The exclusive event was attended by one of the film’s star snowboarders John Jackson and filmmaker Curt Morgan and even included appearances by stars Gerard Butler and True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten. Additionally, an array of action sports stars including pro skater Brandon Biebel and BMXers Anthony Napolitan, Drew Bezanson, Mike “Hucker” Clark and Brandon Dosch packed two AMC theatres along with hundreds of fans eager to see the evolution of snowboard filmmaking.
While the first chance to see the film on the big screen was only for a lucky few, this Friday fans across the country will get a chance to experience theThe Art of FLIGHT 3D during a one night exclusive screening in select AMC theaters. Go to www.artofflightmovie.com for a list of theatres in markets including New York, Boston, Seattle, San Francisco, Spokane, Denver, Salt Lake City, Charlotte and Minneapolis.
“Typically I don’t even like 3D films, but when I saw The Art of FLIGHT in 3D, it changed my whole opinion. It really makes the film come alive,” said filmmaker Curt Morgan after reviewing the final cut.