Asymbol Gallery Space Opening !

Posted in Video on August 1st, 2014 by Steph

It is always great to see a close friend suceed and even more so when that friend is a small business. Asymbol is proud to announce the opening of their first gallery space opening!

Check out the video recap we put together of the opening party:

Asymbol Gallery Opening from BrainFarm on Vimeo.

Asymbol has opened the doors to its new Art + Essentials gallery and retail space, located in downtown Jackson, Wyoming. Asymbol was founded by pro snowboarder Travis Rice and artist Mike Parillo in 2009 to showcase art and a curated selection of apparel and merchandise from surf, snow and skateboarding subculture.

The new Asymbol Art + Essentials gallery is housed in an 8000 sqft. retail and commercial space. To create a truly unique offering, Asymbol collaborated with board sports retailer Jackson Treehouse on this concept. The two companies share adjacent spaces, and visitors can pass seamlessly between the gallery and retail areas. In addition to original art, limited edition prints, apparel and merchandise, the spaces feature many of Travis Rice’s personal objects showcasing his professional career and journeys around the world.

Asymbol represents artists and photographers such as: Jamie Lynn, Mike Parillo, Adam Haynes, Jimmy Chin, Dean Blotto Grey, Todd Glaser, Cole Barash, Hydro 74, Trent Mitchell, Corey Smith, Tim Zimmerman and Ari Marcopoulos.

From Asymbol – - “Since the day Asymbol began, it’s been our dream to create a space where art, passion and board riding culture intersect, showcasing this company’s unique and electrifying vision for the world.

Our community of artists and adventurers is fueling a movement of innovation and expression unlike any other.  As we’ve carved out our presence online, our desire to truly connect with each other has become increasingly essential.

For years, we searched for the ideal spot to house our dream gallery – a physical space for Asymbol to call home, and a meeting place where our art and stories can be shared with our friends around the globe.

In the shadows of Wyoming’s immense Teton Mountain Range, we found just the right location. Over the past several months, teams of contractors and artisans worked tirelessly to help us make this dream a reality.

Home to Asymbol’s co-founder Travis Rice, along with some of the most adventurous and passionate individuals we know, it is with great pride that we announce the new Asymbol Art + Essentials gallery, located in the heart of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. “

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First Documentary on Curt Morgan & Brain Farm

Posted in News, Video on May 15th, 2014 by Steph

The first documentary on Curt Morgan and Brain Farm released recently and fans are loving it. It was created by one of the company’s biggest fans, Paolo Aralla from Bapu Film.

Words from Paolo about his documentary :

“I went to Jackson Hole to met Curt Morgan, I was excited to met his crew and know how could be possible to be the best production company in the world.

Curt his a super easy guy and he is an innovator, he could invent a new way to film extreme sports, I get inspiration from his movie everyday.

It was a pleasure to see where “that’s it that’s all” and “the art of flight” born, I visited the equipment department, the editing room, the post production room, the cinema room where they check in 4k all the footage …was simply perfect.

One day I hope to be part of Brain Farm team, and till that day I’m going to improve my skill and film as much I can.

Thanks. ”

- a filmmaker -

Bapu Film produces high-quality documentary content for television, the web and action sports. Our clients include Red bull media house, National Geographic, Sky sport, Mediaset, RAI, Discovery channel, Redemption choppers, Midland Radio and others. Bapu Film was founded by Paolo Aralla in 2006.


Curt Morgan’s documentary – a day in Brain Farm from Bapufilm on Vimeo.

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Interview with Grind TV: Snowboarder Travis Rice is taking flight again

Posted in News, Press, The Art of FLIGHT on March 18th, 2014 by Steph

Snowboarder Travis Rice is taking flight again

Fans are eagerly awaiting the newly announced sequel to the groundbreaking ‘The Art of Flight’

“That’s It, That’s All” and “The Art of Flight” are firmly entrenched in the pantheon of great action sports films. Both movies featured epic cinematography, incredible riding, tight editing, pumping soundtracks, and riveting story lines. They appealed to both hardcore snowboarders and people who had no interest in the sport because they were drawn in by their majestic quality. “The Art of Flight” came out more than two-and-a-half years ago, so fans of filmmaking and top-notch snowboarding were excited last week when the team behind those movies, Travis Rice and Brain Farm Digital Cinema, announced that they had just started work on a new project. Not many details of the new film have been released, but we do know that it will take multiple years to produce, that it will feature extremely remote locations and innovative camera techniques, and everything will be shot in ultra-high-definition 4K. Rice and the director of the film, Curt Morgan, were both unreachable as they are currently deep in the Alaska backcountry nailing clips, so we caught up with new film’s producer, Chad Jackson, to hear more about the project.


Full Interview Here : GrindTV 

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“That’s It, That’s All” and “The Art of Flight” were both incredibly successful, but how difficult was it to make them? Did you ever think that Brain Farm had made its last snowboard movie?  Curt Morgan and Travis Rice have been hard at filmmaking for a lot of years. Curt got his start filmmaking with Grenade many years ago, and they both came together for their first film, “Community Project.” This film was very progressive at the time. Then they took a big leap with “That’s It, That’s All” and employed more camera technology and the best riders they thought represented the sport. This is when Curt experimented with the Cineflex system to get the amazingly stable aerial shots. It was a long road to get that one finished for sure, but it was worth the reaction it received from the fans. I saw it change the game for all action sports filmmaking. “The Art of Flight” was the next natural step for Brain Farm and Travis. Along with the amazing partnership with Red Bull Media House, a new snowboarding adventure was dreamed up. It was all about one-upping the last film with filmmaking techniques, action, and adventure. Curt, Travis, the riders and the film crew including Jared Slater, Greg Wheeler, Gabe Langlois, Stephen “Bungee” Scherba, Clark Fyans, and many others really went to the end of their sanity to get the shots. It was lots of hardship just to make a snowboard film, but when it was released we all felt like it was worth the long hours. I can’t remember one easy thing about it, and it was a long period before anyone even thought about making another. But, it was a given—everyone was planning the next one. There was no doubt, but I think there was a lot of the team wondering how they could go through it all again. Well, here we are.
When will the film be released? Will you be releasing clips as you shoot? Red Bull Media House and Brain Farm have not set a release date yet, and we are still determining when we may release a trailer or any other clips, so stay tuned …
Full Interview Here : GrindTV 
by Jamie Tierney

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Behind the Shot: Brain Farm’s Use of MoVi

Posted in Tech, Video on March 6th, 2014 by Steph

Don’t miss this behind the scenes look at Brain Farm’s use of the MoVi .
The MoVi M10 has already made its mark as a game changer this year and Brain Farm knows how to maximize it’s potential.

Brain Farm Behind the Shot – MoVi Snowmobile from BrainFarm on Vimeo.



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The New Travis Rice Film is in Production

Posted in News, Press, The Art of FLIGHT, Uncategorized, Video on March 5th, 2014 by Steph



From the producers of the game changing snowboard films “That’s It, That’s All” and “The Art of FLIGHT”, Red Bull Media House, in association with Brain Farm Digital Cinema, are proud to announce production of the next feature in Travis Rice’s iconic franchise.  The multiple-year project will build upon the success of these earlier films, employing higher levels of cinematography, the use of cutting edge technology, rich storytelling, and exploring even more remote and untouched locations than ever before.


“This film is an incredibly ambitious project,” says Travis Rice while currently shooting on location. “After pushing the limits in ‘The Art of FLIGHT’ we knew that it would be tough to take it to the next level without seriously getting out there. I can’t reveal where we’re going yet, but I can say we are headed into the unknown, and it’s an entirely new approach to following winter for me. Our team is going all in on this one.”


The project will continue to push the limits of film technology and be shot entirely in 4K ultra high-definition. 4K has twice the horizontal and vertical resolution as the current high-definition format, with four times the amount of pixels and detail of HD overall (8 million pixels for 4K compared to 2 million pixels for HD). This is incredibly important when showcasing the level of realism on screen in order to highlight the action and nature shots as they are intended. Each 4K camera setup being used weighs approximately 60 pounds and has to be carried into the backcountry, with some shoots requiring up to 5 cameras.


“We’ve spent almost 2 years now on pre-production and logistical planning for this film,” says Curt Morgan, Founder of Brain Farm Digital Cinema. “Between scouting new locations, developing our storyline, and working on the creative aspects, I feel the time invested will be the differentiating factor in this production.”


Both “That’s It, That’s All” and “The Art of FLIGHT” have changed the viewers’ perception and expectation of what a snowboard film can be, not only through the latest camera technology, but also through creative camera angles, progressive riding, and carefully curated soundtracks, all helping to make “The Art of FLIGHT” the best selling snowboard documentary to date.


“While we’re proud of the reaction from all the fans around the world as well as the success the franchise has had thus far, we don’t want to rest on our laurels,” says Scott Bradfield, Head of Production for Red Bull Media House. “4K is certainly the future of cinema and we want to be ahead of the curve and provide a state-of-the-art experience for our viewers unlike anything seen to date. We’re incredibly excited to kick off this next project and between the locations, toys, and talent of all the athletes, filmers and producers, we can’t wait to deliver fans a film beyond their wildest expectations.”


Additional details regarding the film’s title, projected release date and more are expected to be announced this upcoming Fall.  In the meantime, tune in to for athlete updates, interviews and articles, videos, web series and more on all your favorite Red Bull athletes.


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Travis Rice ESPN Pro Series – Baker Banked Slalom

Posted in Client Shoots, Video on March 4th, 2014 by Steph

Travis Rice is at it again with this throwback to the 2013 Baker Banked Slalom. One of the great events for the NorthWest, LBS has become a tradition.
Watch it Here :

Produced by Brain Farm



Photo by Tim Zimmerman




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Hullabaluge : Travis Rice ESPN Pro Series

Posted in News, Video on January 29th, 2014 by Steph

The Brain Farm family was invited to Travis Rice’s house for the event of the season – the Hullabaluge.
What is the Hullabaluge ? Boogie Boarding Boarder Cross with no rules.

Check it out.

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Travis Rice ESPN Pro Series :: White Wolverine

Posted in Client Shoots, Video on December 17th, 2013 by Steph

The White Wolverine is an elusive creature that is rarely seen in the backcountry of Wyoming. Travis and crew make it their mission to track it.
Brain Farm produced, shot and edited this fun video. Travis wanted to do something different and had Bryan Iguchi, Pat Moore and Willie McMillon join him.
Enjoy !

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Travis Rice ESPN Pro Series: BOOYA !

Posted in Client Shoots, Trips, Video on November 15th, 2013 by Steph

Travis Rice ESPN Pro Series is back with Pat Moore. Check out this adventure in the mountains around the Tordrillo Mountain Lodge …. BOOYA !


Produced, shot and edited by Brain Farm.

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ESPN PRO SERIES with Travis Rice – Episode 2 “Rice Pudding”

Posted in Client Shoots, News, Trips, Video on July 24th, 2013 by Steph

Travis Rice takes Pat Moore to his favorite AK zone.


Travis Rice takes fellow Real Snow Backcountry competitor Pat Moore to Alaska to teach him how to ride spine lines in the second episode of Rice’s X Games Pro Series, “Rice Pudding.”


Produced by Brain Farm

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